Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry


Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry

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The Thai Green Curry features chunky veggies in a lip-smacking green curry, constituted of aromatic herbs and spice powders, tangy lemon juice and rinds, and of course, onion, ginger, garlic and the usual repertoire of flavour enhancers. Like in most Thai preparations, coconut milk does the balancing act making the curry perky yet pleasant to the taste buds.


The veggies in this preparation have been chosen to balance colour, flavour and texture. However, you can comfortably use other vegetables of your choice.

Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry recipe - How to make Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Curry
3/4 cup green curry paste , recipe below
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup capsicum cubes
1/2 cup sliced baby corn
1/2 cup boiled green peas
3/4 cup parboiled cauliflower florets
1/2 cup thickly sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste

For The Green Curry Paste (makes Approx. 1 Cup)
2 tbsp finely chopped lemon grass (hare chai ki patti) stem
1 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
10 green chillies , roughly chopped
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch)
25 mm ginger (adrak)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp grated lemon rind

For Serving
steamed rice (chawal)

Method
For the green curry paste

    For the green curry paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a fine paste, using enough water (approx. ½ cup). Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green curry paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the paneer, capsicum, babycorn, green peas, cauliflower and mushrooms, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the coconut milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  5. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tips
  1. You can use any vegetables of your choice.
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Recipe notes for Thai green curry

  1. Lemon grass is the important ingredient in the making of the Thai green paste. It has a fragrant lemony smell that is most potent in it's roots. In Thai cooking, usually only 10 cm closest to the roots are used, as the top can be slightly chewy if used in curry pastes.
  2. The top greens can however be used to flavour stocks and soups where the lemon grass can be removed before serving. Also, in case you have to use the top leaf make sure to chop and boil it for some time so that it becomes soft or else it will be chewy and will not grind well in the paste.
  3. Thai curry is a spicy curry, but you can adjust the amount of green chilies as per your taste.
  4. We have used paneer, capsicum, babycorn, green peas, cauliflower and mushrooms in the curry, but you can use vegetables of your choice.
  5. In case you don’t have ready-made coconut milk you can make it at home.  Click here for the homemade coconut milk recipe.
  6. For the Thai Green Curry we will first make the green curry paste. It is this paste that gives the taste and flavour to the curry. We have substituted many ingredients that are not easily available. Like instead of galangal we have used ginger, kaffir lime leaves we have substituted with lemon rind.

Making the Green curry paste

  1. Take chopped lemon grass stalk in a bowl.
  2. Add fresh chopped coriander.
  3. Add chopped onions.
  4. Then add chopped garlic and green chillies.
  5. Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
  6. Add black pepper powder.
  7. Then add ginger and salt to taste.
  8. Then add lemon juice. This will help to retain the green colour of the paste.
  9. Add the grated lemon rind. It should consist of only the thin yellow skin and not the white portion or else the curry will get a bitter flavour.
  10. Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a fine paste, using enough water. Keep aside.

Preparing the Thai green curry

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the green curry paste. Sauté the green paste on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the paneer and sauté.
  3. Add capsicum.
  4. Add baby corn.
  5. Add boiled green peas.
  6. Add cauliflower.
  7. And mushrooms. Mix all the vegetables well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  8. Add the coconut milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice.
  11. Thai curries are found in other variants like red and yellow. If you enjoyed this recipe, then do check out our recipe for the Thai red curry and also the video recipe of Veg Thai Red Curry. Also do try our collection of 100+ Thai Vegetarian Recipes. 

Reviews

Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry
 on 01 Oct 16 07:43 PM
5

Very well written. Thanks
Tarla Dalal
17 Mar 18 11:06 AM
   Thanks for the feedback.
Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry
 on 23 Jul 16 07:22 PM
5

I recently had this dish in a restaurant in Lahore Pakistan. Very delicious. Thanks for this dish. Pls let me know how to make green curry paste. You did not add curry leaves (karhi patta) in curry?
Tarla Dalal
25 Jul 16 09:02 AM
   Hi Fareed, The recipe of green curry paste is in the recipe itself. No we have not added curry leaves in the curry.
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 17 Jul 16 09:30 PM
4

Very good variation to the original thai recipie
Tarla Dalal
18 Jul 16 08:55 AM
   Hi Jyoti, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 01 Jul 16 05:22 PM
5

Any othr alternative for coconut milk?
Tarla Dalal
02 Jul 16 08:59 AM
   Hi Deepti, You can use coconut milk powder and mix it with water and try
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 01 Jul 16 05:20 PM
5

Where cn we get coconut milk? Cn we make it ourselves at home?
Tarla Dalal
02 Jul 16 09:03 AM
   Coconut milk is available in every super market and we suggest you buy it readymade.
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 24 Jun 16 03:19 PM
5

This thai curry is not authentic... Thai curry won''t taste authentic until it has basil, Kafir lime leaves and galangal... We made this recipe.. It dint taste anything like curry!..
Tarla Dalal
24 Jun 16 05:17 PM
   Hi Simran, Thank you for your suggestion, this is our variation. However we will try your suggested recipe. Thanks
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 11 Apr 16 08:35 PM
5

Excellent recipe.
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 25 Mar 16 11:36 PM
5

So delicious ?? n yummy!!!! I love everything about this curry. It''s soooo healthy you know!!
Tarla Dalal
26 Mar 16 09:20 AM
   HiJayanta , we are delighted you loved the Thai Green Curry recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 07 Dec 15 04:54 PM
5

Thai Green Curry,with loads coconut milk and with lots of flavours.. i just love this thai curry.. Because of the aroma and the flavours of the spices.. it taste the best with steaming hot rice.. This is a must try recipe..
Thai Green Curry ( Thai Recipe)
 on 17 May 13 04:38 PM
5

Perfect Thai party recipe....i have stored this green curry paste and will surely make this curry again...
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