3 small shallots 2 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp crushed blanched candle nuts (or blanched plain almonds) 2 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 fresh lemongrass. white part only, finely chopped 2 Tbsp chopped fresh galangal 1 tsp shrimp paste 3 fresh chillies, seeds removed and sliced 1 tsp chopped fresh tumeric 2 tsp ground coriander 3 lime leaves (center vein removed) and finely sliced. You can substitute with 1 tsp lime zest
Place all the above ingredients into a food processor or blender. Add a little bit of water and grind until smooth.