Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thai Green Curry



I love Thai food. I am not sure if its because its spicy or because its close what I call spicy. Anyway, here is my "renewed" version of Thai Green curry. It can be either veggie or non-veg (chicken). I invented this below version to suit both veg and non veg. Confused? Don’t be...you will know what I mean when you read the entire post :)

Ingredients:
Bell Peppers: 2
Mushrooms (optional): 1 cup
Zucchini: ½ (again…this is optional)
Beans: roughly chopped ½ a cup
Coconut milk: 1 can
Chicken (if non-veg): skinless, boneless 1 lb, cut into bite size pieces
Olive oil: 3 tbsp

For the green curry paste:
Onion: ¼, I dint have spring onion. If you have use 3 of them
Ginger: 3 inches
Garlic cloves: 4
Fresh Coriander: 1 cup
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Green chil: 3
Lime juice: 1 tsp
Sea food sauce: 3 tbsp. If veggie version, try using hot sauce

Method:
• Blend all the ingredients in the green curry paste until fine with about ¼ cup of coconut milk.

• Heat a pan and add 1 ½ tbsp of olive oil. Then fry all the veggies until they are half done. This shouldn’t take more than 7 minutes on medium heat.
• If you are using chicken, add the remaining 1 ½ tbsp of olive oil in another pan and fry the chicken pieces until they are well done. Make sure you remove them from heat before it starts to brown.
• Now heat another pan and add the green curry paste and the rest of the coconut milk.

• When the paste comes to a boil, add salt and the veggies. Switch off the stove after 2 minutes if veggies version.

• For chicken version, add the chicken pieces to the veggies before switching off.
• Garnish with basil leaves.

That’s all! Easy eh? Serve hot with jasmine/basmati rice. This should serve 4.

Variations: Lemon Grass is an important part of any Thai curry. Include lemon grass (2 stalks) while grinding the green curry paste. I didnt include it because I didnt have it at home.

19 comments:

  1. The thai green curry that I make is not that spicy and I simply love it with authentic thai coconut rice ( made out of thai jasmine rice and coconut milk). Lemon grass is one improtant ingredient that I use in my thai green curry. For garnishing I use fresh coriander leaves(your version of garnishing with basil leaves is very new for me).Using zucchini was also very new for me. Will try ur version sometime and will let u know. This looks interesting and yummy :)

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  2. hey looks excellent.I love Thai curry

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  3. Looks great..lovely green curry is very tempting..will try this.

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  4. Thai curry luks awesome,very delicious...

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  5. I like curry using coconut....looks spicy and delicious....will try thai green curry.

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  6. This green curry looks great...can try it...good pics to compliment the dish.

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  7. Our faav cuisine dear ur green curry looks perfect n presented nicely dear.

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  8. @Rach, actually, the lemon grass is an important ingredient. But somehow, I like the taste without it. If I have guests over, then I usually go the traditional way...ie include the lemon grass in while making the paste. Also, traditionally people use lemon leaves too. Its an interesting taste, especially when I use green chili more than pepper.

    Thanks a lot Subhshini, Suja, Premlatha, Vidya, Gaouri and Satya!!!

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  9. I have never tasted it. Would love to and thanks a lot for shring this recipe :)

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  10. love this thai curry..your looks perfect and delicious..yummy!

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  11. Madhu
    Nice step by step presentation of Thai green curry.Never made it before will try soon.

    I atrated an event with wholefoods and the present theme is "Barley".Would love to see your delicious entries for this event.
    Thank you.

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  12. Intreasting and delicious thai curry...gotta try soon!!

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  13. Spicier than the Thai Curry that I make :) have to try this. First time here. You have a very nice blog. Please visit mine too.

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  14. looks delcious n yum...lovely color and nice step by step pics...
    first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
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  15. It looks yummy. I will try this reciepe. :)

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  16. Hey i think new to blogging...welcome to the blogging world...nice step by step procedure....loved ur blog and very interesting one....

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  17. awesome thai curry.. looks fabulous.. following you..

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