Cambodian Lemongrass Paste

January 22, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Cambodian Lemongrass Paste

Cambodian Lemongrass Paste is a combination of spices that we use though out Southeast Asia, Thailand, Loa, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It has lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and turmeric.


2 Lemongrass white part only cut to small pieces
3 kaffir lime leaves thinly sliced
3 galangal pieces thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon of turmeric
1 dried Mexico chili soaked cut to small pieces

Directions to make Cambodian Lemongrass Paste

  1. In a mortar pestle pound all the ingredients to paste.
  2. We use a lot of lemongrass paste on many of the BBQ and soup or stir fry.
  3. If you don’t want the paste to turn red color don’t use dried Mexican chili, but for curry you need to put it in for red color.
  4. Thai and Cambodia curry paste use this kind of lemongrass paste.



Related Recipe: Cambodian Pineapple Curry Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 106

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏25g 9%
Total Fat ‏1g 1%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏3g 6%
Sodium ‏52mg 2%
Sugars ‏3g 6%


15 min


15 min




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