Basil and Chilli Stir Fry Paste

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Heaps cheaper than commercially made product. Can be used with meat and/or vegetables.


  1. Combine garlic and ginger.
  2. Wash basil, shake off excess water and pluck leaves from the stalks.
  3. Remove seeds from chillies and chop roughly.
  4. Leave seeds in for a hotter paste.
  5. Mix all ingredients together to make a smooth paste.
  6. Add lemon juice and mix through.
  7. Decant and refrigerate.
  8. Makes about 250g.
  9. Note: To make stir-fry us 30g of paste per 500g meat and/or vegetables.
  10. For a more authtentic touch add 1 teaspoon brown sugar and a dash of oyster and fish sauce just before serving.
Most Helpful

This is super tasty and really easy to make as well. I had some beautiful basil to use up and wanted something besides my norm of pesto and tomato type sauces. Yum. I used red chili paste and lime juice, but otherwise kept to the recipe. We also added a bit of veggie oyster sauce at the end. Next time I will add more chili paste because we like our food pretty spicy. Thanks for posting, I'll make this again for sure.

VegSocialWorker June 26, 2008