Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thai Green Curry

This is a really mild aromatic curry and really easy to prepare and cook. If you want it spicier you can add more chillies to it.

Ingredients :

Half chicken - cut into bite size pieces
a bunch of long beans (snake beans) - cut into 2" long
Half can of coconut milk
cup of water
1/2 tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of fish sauce
2 kaffir lime leaves - shredded
Some Thai basil

Paste ingredients :

4 spring onions (coarsely chopped)
2-3 green chillies (coarsely chopped)
1" of fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1 small onions (coarsely chopped)
a large bunch of coriander (cilantro)
a small bunch of parsley
1 lemon grass (coarsely chopped)

1) Blend all the paste ingredients with 3 tbsp of water.
2) Heat up 2 tbsp of oil in the pan and stir in the green curry paste and stir fry for 2-3 min. Be careful not to burn them.
3) Add in the chicken and stir-fry it for until the chicken changes color
4) Add in the coconut milk, water, lime leaves and simmer for 10 min.
5) Add in long beans and lower the heat and continue to simmer until chicken is tender.
6) Put in seasoning to taste and Thai basil.
7) Serve warm


Retno Prihadana said...

It looks delicious. Maybe I´ll get to try it.

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I lupa to get the fish sauce. Any particular brand should I look for at the Asian store? Your green curry looks delicious. I must try it.

Cat Cat said...

Wah Gert, you cooked the Thai Green Curry from scratch ya...
Rajin lah you... Eh, do you know if the ready-made Green Curry Paste available anywhere?

ICook4Fun said...

Retno, this curry is really mild.

Zue, for me I used any brand and one bottle for me lasted for ages :)

Cat, I normally will used the ready made curry paste but since I have plenty of cilantro and thai basil in my flower pot so I thought I should make my own paste. My fav. brand for all the curry paste is Mae Ploy and they are really good. Give it a try.

Beachlover said...

Gert..wow!!your green curry look good!.I never cook any green curry b4.Just bought a ready mix paste by asian meals..I'm going to try soon!!Did you taruh chilly padi?

Jun said...

Hi gert..one of the famous thai dish ni...me too..never try this curry b4..looks yummy!

Lia said...

upsssss its looks very delicious, suddenly hunger attacked me ;)

drNO said...

nice..I also usually make my own paste..taste better.

I've copy and paste ur recipe for foccacia to my blog, hope u don't mind. (if u do...pls let me know)

Thanks a bunch :)

ICook4Fun said...

Beachlover, I put just 3 chilli padi so this dish it not spicy enough for me. Next time I am going to put more :)

Jun, this dish senang masak.

Lia, mari ke rumah I for lunch and we can makan sama sama :)

drNo, you can go ahead and put my recipe at your blog. Your foccacia looks good. Only thing missing is some topping :)

Home Cooking said...

so tempting chick curry, i saw ur purple onde2 too, so xotic!

Sue Sue said...

Nampak sedap.
I trid the Green Curry Chicken in Phuket but I don't quite like it cos its got sweet base. Maybe because Thai's got sweet tooth that's y it is sweet.

ICook4Fun said...

isha, I too like the colour of the ondeh ondeh a lot.

Sue, I too find the Thai's like sweet stuff even in their savory dishes. Cook some for yourself as this way you can adjust the sweetness to your liking.