I love thai foods, they are so flavourful and has a complete different taste and aroma than our foods..I do make them quite often. The one thing that puts me off is the availablity of thai ingredients in my place. I couldn't get my hands on those beautiful galangal, lemon grass and stuffs like that..So when i want to create a thai recipe, i either have to purchase them online or modify the recipe according to the available ingredients.
Thai Sweet Chilli and Garlic Sauce
Thai Drunken Noodles
Oven Roasted Thai Sticky Chicken
Thai Red Vegetable & Tofu Curry
Thai Red Curry Chicken Roast
Now lets talk about this curry. Luckily during one of shopping trip, i found those chings thai red and green curry paste. Immediately with no delay i picked them. When i used them, i never tasted their preserved taste. It tasted so fresh and flavourful.. i have already used so many products of them so i am confident when i got them.
P.S: This is not a paid advertising, i simply loved their product, so i am sharing it..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves : 4
Oil - 1 tblspn + 1 tblspn
Thai Green Curry Paste - 3 tblspn ( i used store bought )
Coconut Milk - 1.5 cup
Vegetables - around 3 cups ( i used carrots,brinjal,beans, bell peppers,broccoli)
Green Chilli - 2 slit or to taste
Tomato - 1 chopped
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Sugar - ½ tsp or to taste
For Green Curry Paste:
Green Chillies - 6 to 8
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 3
Ginger - 3 tblspn chopped
Garlic - 3 tblspn chopped
Coriander leaves + Stalks - 1 cup
Lemongrass Stalks - 2 chopped
Kaffir Lime Skin - 1 peel
Kaffir Lime Leaves - 4
Galangal - 1 tblspn chopped
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn
Coriander Seeds - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tblspn
Oil - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
If you are making thai curry paste from scratch, take all the mentioned ingredients in a blender and puree till smooth.
Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a pan, add in all veggies and toss well for 5 to 7 mins till the veggies are half cooked and got little colour. Remove them to a bowl.
Now in the same pot, add in 1 more tblspn of oil and add in curry paste. Cook this for 3 mins or so till it has darkened and oil separates from this.
Now add in half of the coconut milk and cook this till oil separates from this.
Add in the veggies and stir that in the curry for 5 mins.
Now add in remaining coconut milk and water if needed and mix well.
Season with salt and sugar,
Bring to a simmer and mix well. Cook till veggies are done.
Now add in the tomatoes and simmer for further 2 mins.
Serve with hot rice..
|Take any of your favourite veggies..I took all the bits
and pieces i had in the fridge and used them
|Prepare your veggies by chopping them|
|You need couple more ingredients, which is thai
green curry paste and coconut milk
|Heat oil in a pan|
|add in all the veggies except tomatoes..I added the
green chillies as well
|now saute them really well|
|This sauteing will take the raw smell from the veggies
and give the veggies a little colour
|look now the veggies have got a bit of colour on them
and they have cooked half the way through
|remove them to a bowl|
|now i used this green curry paste..But you can make your own..I couldn't find so many thai ingredients in my place, so i took the easy step and bought one..|
|Now heat a bit more oil in the same pot|
|add a good three tblspn of curry paste..and it depends on
|now you have to saute them well in the oil|
|look the colour has darkened and it looks a little grainy this is a good things..Because this way the flavours has deepened..|
|now add ½ of the coconut milk|
|now you have to cook this down|
|now you can see the oil has separated from the coconut milk..|
|at this point add the veggies back in|
|stir fry the veggies for atlease 5 mins in the curry paste..this makes the veggies taste really good|
|now add the remaining coconut milk|
|you can little more water|
|add little salt and sugar|
|mix well. and simmer for few mins|
|add in tomatoes|
|simmer for couple more mins|
|dish it up|
|this is how you serve it..take a good portion of cooked hot rice|
|pour lots of green curry|
|let the rice drink up the sauce..Enjoy hot..|