In a frying pan with 3 tbsp oil, pour in the paste and lemongrass. Fry on medium fire until the ingredients changed it’s colour to deep red. If the paste is too dry, add in 1 – 2 tbsp of oil gradually. Add in salt and sugar, fry till the sugar melted. Adjust the taste as desired. Set aside.
TIP: If you intend to use this chilli paste as a base to cook other dishes, do not add in too much seasoning as it may affect the taste of other ingredients.