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 will know what I mean when you read the entire post :)

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

• 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.


  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 :)

  2. hey looks excellent.I love Thai curry

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

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

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

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

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

  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 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!!!

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  14. looks delcious n yum...lovely color and nice step by step pics...
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  15. It looks yummy. I will try this reciepe. :)

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

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