Easy Gut Healing Curry Paste


  • 4 shallots
  • 4 heads of garlic Optionally you can use pre-peeled garlic cloves, about 1/4 cup of them
  • 6 inch piece of fresh ginger Optionally, 2-3 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 3-20 whole dried Thai chilis They’re very small and usually found in the spice section - 1 tsp. - 2 tablespoons you can also use red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 2-3 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp roasted ground coriander, or just ground coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp dried lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems Optionally, you can use 3 tablespoons of dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil To coat your aromatics (garlic, ginger, tumeric, and shallots)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel the shallots, coat in olive oil, and put into foil. Peel tumeric and ginger and cut into thin slices. Arrange in a single layer, drizzle with oil, and wrap in foil. Pull the outer paper off the garlic. Cut the pointy tops off the heads of garlic so the cloves are partially exposed. Drizzle with oil.
  • Place all the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the ginger and tumeric. (it should be soft), increase the temperature to 400, and roast for 30 minutes until fragrant. When cooled, you can squeeze the garlic cloves out.
  • While the aromatics are roasting, pour boiling water over the chili peppers to rehydrate. Let them soak for 15 minute, and drain the water.
  • Pulse or puree until the yellow curry paste reaches your desired consistency. The recipe should make about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of curry paste. Use about 1/3 cup per curry recipe!


The paste keeps for a week in the fridge. It freezes well! Use about 1/3 cup of curry for your recipes, and try adding to level 1 recipes like: 
The Vegetable Beef Crockpot Stew 
Curry Apple Salad
or the vegetarian Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup!
You can also add it to roasted veggies with broth and your protein of choice like quinoa if you're more of a throw-it-together kind of cook. 
Health Coach Tip: 
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant which can reduce inflammation- which is the cause of many chronic diseases!
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