To Make Paste
- Grind the white peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and curry powder in a mortar and pestle. Set aside.
- Pound the turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, galangal and salt into a paste.
- Add in the dry spices and pound well, then add the chillies, garlic and shallots to pound into a paste.
- Add in the shrimp paste and pound until well mixed.