Thai cuisine is one of those cuisines which has a delectable flavour. Each and every dish, with coconut being common in most of them, has this beautiful aroma that the smell of these Thai dishes only makes you hungry. It is very popular in Thailand and you will even find people selling this delicious curry on the streets.
Among these delicious and divine Thai dishes, there is one dish that is popular all over the world and you will also find this aromatic dish in almost all the Thai restaurants, that is Thai Green Chicken Curry. It is a healthy weeknight dinner option, if you are looking for one.
Learn how to make this quick and easy One pot Thai Green Chicken Curry which will get ready under 20 minutes, when cooked on medium high heat. Here is how to make Thai Green Chicken Curry.
What is Thai Green Curry?
Thai Green Curry, a mouth watering Coconut based curry which gets its flavour from Thai Basil and Kaffir Lime Leaves. It is an aromatic and creamy curry which uses other ingredients also such as Garlic, Fish Sauce, Red Chillies etc which makes this curry even more delicious.
Whenever you are making this Thai Green Curry, just make sure you pick up fresh Thai Basil and Kaffir Lime leaves, as it makes the curry more aromatic and delicious. A few fresh red chillies are added that gives this curry that perfect level of spiciness.
What all ingredients you can add in the Thai Green Curry?
Here, we have added Red Bell Peppers with Chicken to make the curry, but if you want to add more vegetables you can add Yellow Bell Pepper, Snow Peas, Broccoli etc.
You can also substitute Chicken with Shrimp/Prawns, Pork, Beef or Salmon. You can also substitute it with any Sea Food of your choice, and serve it for your weeknight dinners.
To make the vegetarian Thai Green Curry, you can use vegetables such as Red Bell Pepper, Yellow Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Sweet Potato, Snow Peas, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Cauliflower etc. So load up your curry with as many vegetables you can, as it is a great way to feed these vegetables to your kids too.
How to make Thai Green Curry Paste?
There are many Thai Green Curry paste available in the market, so if you are in hurry you can always use these pastes. But, a fresh homemade Thai Green Curry paste has its own charm. The freshness, aroma and taste which you will get from the homemade paste, you will not get from per packed ones.
For Thai Green Curry Paste, you need ingredients such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, shallots, garlic, coriander roots, coriander leaves, red chillies, galangal/ginger, lemon grass, kaffir lime, thai basil leaves, fish sauce, salt and oil.
To make the Thai Green Curry Paste, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black peppercorns before you add it with other ingredients to make a paste. Next, add all the ingredients in a mortal pestle or a food processor to make a coarse paste. Once ready, take out in an air tight container and use the required amount while making the Thai Green Curry.
I have detailed Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe here.
What to serve with Thai Green Chicken Curry?
This spicy Thai Green Chicken Curry is rich in flavour and taste on its own, therefore serve it along with something which is simple and soaks up the flavour of Green Curry. You can serve it along with Jasmine Rice which has a beautiful aroma of its own and tastes delicious when served with Thai Chicken Curry.
You can serve it along with White Steamed Rice or Brown Rice. If you want to avoid Rice, serve the Thai Green Chicken Curry on its own with a side of fresh salad.
Thai Green Chicken Curry in Slow Cooker
If you want to make Thai Green Chicken Curry in slow cooker, then add all the ingredients except oil in slow cooker and mix everything properly. Cook on high for about 2 to 3 hours or cook on low for about 4 to 5 hours.
It is a great option if you want to make oil free Thai Green Chicken Curry. Also cooking in slow cooker, always brings out more flavour and has this immensely delicious taste.
Thai Green Curry Recipe
Recipe to make Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste is Here.
Thai Green Curry
- Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
- Garlic - 1 tsp Chopped
- Green curry paste - 2 tbsp
- Eggplant - 1 cup Chopped or sliced
- Snow peas - 100 g
- Tofu - 100 g Cubed
- Red bell pepper - 1/2 cup Sliced
- Kaffir lime leaves - 1 tsp Chopped
- Vegetable stock - 1 cup
- Fish sauce - 2 tsp
- Brown sugar - 2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Thai basil - 1 tbsp Chopped
- Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp Chopped
- Red chilli - 1 tsp Chopped
- Coconut milk - 1 cup
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add garlic and fry for a few seconds.
- Add green curry paste and fry for a minute.
- Add eggplant, snow peas, tofu and bell pepper and fry for another minute.
- Add kaffir lime leaves, vegetable stock, fish sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt and cover the pan and cook it on a low heat for 10-12 minutes.
- Add coconut milk and <g class="gr_ gr_84 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="84" data-gr-id="84">thai</g> basil and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and red chilli.
- Serve hot with steamed rice.
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