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Active time
20 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
2 cups
Serving Size
1/12 of recipe

1 stalk lemongrass, tough outer layers removed and discarded, roughly chopped

3 green Thai chilis, roughly chopped (adjust with different chilis or the amount to achieve desired heat/spice preference)

6 scallions, root ends and tough green tips trimmed, roughly chopped

3 tablespoons garlic, roughly chopped, about 6 cloves

1 thumb-size piece of peeled ginger or galangal, roughly chopped (about 1 tablespoon)

½ cup Thai or other basil

½ cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 teaspoons light brown sugar


Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. 

An Oldways recipe

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