"Discover Thai Cooking".Pierre Chaslin, Piyatep Canungmai, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Times Editions, Singapore, 1987 Here's the recipe for the paste if you want to go to the effort: Yellow Curry Paste Place the cumin and coriander seeds in a pan without adding any oil. Dry fry them, stirring, over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes until they are slightly browned, and give off a roasted aroma.
Coarsely chop the chilies and soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain. Pound all the ingredients together to produce a fine paste which goes well with beef and pork.
You can work out your frustrations pounding the spice mix in a mortar and pestle or you can use a food processor if you're feeling particularly harmonious... Make a lot of the paste and save it for use in other curries.