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Chakriya’s Mother Paste

This is kreung, or as I like to call it the Mother Paste. It makes everything taste good and is good for you too! All my friends have been making marinades, stir-frys with it. My friend even put it in a burger with that paste. It was so good. You can store it in the fridge for a week or so after you make it.


  • 4 lemongrass stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 thai chili (optional)
  • 10 kaffir lime leaves, vein removed
  • 1/4 inch of knob of galangal, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 pc of turmeric
Combine in mortar and pestle and grind down to a fine past. Be patient, use a food processor as a last resort.