Market tour with Casa Luna, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 14/10/2013.

Basic Spice Paste

Prep

5 min

Cook

5 min

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Market tour with Casa Luna, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 14/10/2013.

Ingredients

  • 4 ‏Shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 5 ‏cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ‏in (5 cm) galangal, peeled and thinly sliced.
  • 1 ‏teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 ‏in (2 cm) fresh turmeric root, peeled and sliced
  • 3 ‏red finger-length chilies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 ‏in (2 cm) fresh kencur root, peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 ‏bird’s-eye chilies
  • 1 ‏tablespoon oil
  • 1 ‏teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi)*
  • 1/2 ‏teaspoon salt
  • ‏Pinch of ground white pepper
  • 1 ‏salam leaf, whole
  • 1 ‏stalk lemongrass, tender inner part of bottom third only, bruised

Instructions

Place the shallots, garlic, galangal, coriander seeds, turmeric, chilies, kencur, and dried shrimp paste in a food processor and process lightly, or grind coarsely or heavy saucepan. Add the ground paste and remaining ingredients, and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until it changes color. Cool before using.

*teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi)

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