RECIPE: Vegetable Thai Red Curry

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Thai food is full of different flavours due to the wide range of herbs and spices used in authentic Thai cuisine. One of my personal favourite dishes is vegetable Thai red curry as it is creamy with an after kick of spice. This is a delicious meal that is suitable for all the family, including vegetarians. Here is how to make a vegetable Thai red curry. 

Ingredients for Vegetable Thai Red Curry

  • 1 courgette (zucchini)
  • 2 carrots
  • I red pepper
  • 100g green beans
  • 8 spring onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste, ready-made or fresh using this recipe
  • 2 tins coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

How to Make Vegetable Thai Red Curry

  1. Prepare the paste if you are using homemade following the instructions in this recipe.
  2. Slice the peppers and courgettes, julienne the carrots, and chop the green beans into one-centimetre strips.
  3. Add the carrots and green beans to boiling water and cook for five minutes before draining.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a pan and put over a medium heat.
  5. Add the chilli and crushed garlic to the pan and fry for two minutes.
  6. Add the curry paste to the pan and cook for a further two minutes to release the flavours.
  7. Add all the vegetables to the pan and stir around so they are lightly coated with the paste, garlic, and chilies. Cook for a further two minutes.
  8. Add the coconut milk and stir into the mixture.
  9. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve with jasmine or long grain rice. 






RECIPE: Thai Red Curry Paste

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Although Thai red curry paste is widely available in the shops, it is well worth the effort of making your own as this has a fresher and more flavoursome taste. You can then use this paste to make delicious meat or vegetarian Thai red curries. Here is how to make Thai red curry paste.

Ingredients for Thai Red Curry Paste

  • 2 red chillies
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 2cm piece of ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 40 g chopped coriander leaves

How to Make Thai Red Curry Paste

  1. Remove the stalks from the chillies and peel the garlic and shallot.
  2. Crush the cumin and coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar before transferring to a food processor.
  3. Add all the other ingredients into a food processor.
  4. Blend to create a smooth paste.

TIP- For vegetarian curries, omit the fish sauce and add some salt.