Roasted Chili Paste (Num Prik Pow) Pure Version

Here are Roasted Chili Paste or Nam Prik Pow are very important ingredients for many Thai dishes. Always use for cooking STIR-FRY and SOUP menu. It’s a popular thai cuisine.  Thai Chili Paste (nam prik pow) is often added to Tom Yum Soup. It is also great with steamed jasmine rice or as a dip for raw or steamed vegetables, pork crackling or crispy rice.

  • 5 dried red spur chilies, roasted
  • 8 roasted shallots
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp tamarind juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • Pound roasted chilies with salt to a fine paste.
  • Add roasted shallots and garlic, and continue to pound until smooth paste
  • Add shrimp paste, pound lightly to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pan, saute in oil until fragrant. Season and taste with fish sauce, sugar and tamarind juice, stirring well.


OysterCulture said…
Oh, this looks amazing - my husband loves this stuff and could eat it by the spoonful - I am missing a few key ingredients so see a trip to the market coming up - thanks for the wonderful ideas.
This looks so spicy delicious... yummy , I can smell it from here !
Micah said…
Nice blog you got right here... I enjoyed reading your posts. I'm sure I'll visit here more often. Anyway, if you are interested, you can take a look at these amazing French macaroons and Almond macaroon cookies I've been trying to make.. It's very hard though... :) If you know how to make these, maybe you could give me some tips. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
Can i use this paste for my tom yam soup base?
if i made more of this paste n keep in a air-tight container how long can i keep? in fridge or room temperature? Can you put my email in your mailing list? Thanks in advance!!

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Malar Gandhi said…
Whoo, that looks super HOT to me, I love hot stuff to the core. B/n we make very similar recipe (except the fish sauce n shrimp sauce) and call it chutney in my country. Loved your version, sounds delicious...will give a shot soon.
Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous
... as usual!
Anonymous said…
Hello,anybody home?
foodbin said…
very authentic home made chillies paste-love it.
Ela said…
starting to appreciate thai cuisine. nice blog u have here. am already a follower...
Cami said…
Ich wünsche Dir und deiner Familie ein ruhiges und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest!
Merry Christmas!
Cami aus Hamburg
This is a wonderful recipe. I normally use Korean sweet chili paste with tamarind paste to get create this paste. Your version is better, fresh and less preservative.
Now Serving said…
This one's a tongue tickler! Love the color and I 'll bet it tastes incredible :) Lovely blog!