To Make Paste
- With a mortar and pestle, pound the chillies and salt into a paste. Add in the cumin, coriander seeds and white pepper and continue pounding.
- Add in the galangal, coriander roots, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, pound into a paste.
- Add in the shallots and garlic, pound well.
- Throw in the peanuts and shrimp paste, pound until well mixed.