Coriander Root, Garlic, and White Peppercorns Paste
(raak phak chee grathiiam phrik thai ; รากผักชีกระเทียมพริกไทย)

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By: Hanuman

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Many recipes call for coriander root, garlic, and white peppercorns paste. While I have seen commercial preparations available, there is really no excuse not to use freshly made paste when needed. Successful cooking has a lot to do with the attention one gives to the flavor base and these three kings of Thai cooking should be taken very seriously.

Coriander Root, Garlic, and Peppercorns Paste Recipe


  • 3-4 coriander roots (including 2-3 cm of the green part)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 15 white peppercorns
  • pinch of salt


  • รากผักชี 3-4 อัน
  • กระเทียมกลีบใหญ่ 3กลีบ
  • พริกไทย 15 เม็ด
  • เกลือนิดหน่อย

Method (วิธีทำ)

  1. Using a pestle and mortar make the paste by pounding all the ingredients together.
1 comment… add one
  • Debs @ The Spanish Wok Feb 4, 2013, 5:15 pm

    Would this be a paste I have heard referred to as “magic paste”. I’ve not been able to purchase this and it this is the recipe for the same paste, I’m in LOL.

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