Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thai Green Curry

Green Curry or  "Kaeng Khiao Wan, แกงเขียวหวาน"  is a variety of curry in Thai cuisine. It is a tasty blend of green curry paste, chicken, sweet basil leaves and Thai eggplants.  

 This delicious, mild sweet yet hot curry is widely available that you easily find it at most street vendors ,Thai restaurants and  supermarkets' gourmet sections in Bangkok. 

"Kaeng Khiao Wan" literally means sweet green curry ,the sweetness deriving from the coconut milk , generous amount of fresh sweet basil added to the sauce. 

Green Curry was one of my favorite Thai dishes when I was a little kid. Well, I know it's hard to believe but it 's true. I started eating chilli and other spicy foods when I was probably 5 and so did most of my friends. 

Now my son is 6 and I think it 's the time for him to get started.  :-)
Below is authentic and easy Thai green curry recipe. 


Ingredients
300 grams chicken or pork (cut into bite- size pieces)
one pack Meaploy green curry paste 
400 ml. coconut milk 
1/4 cup of fresh sweet basil leaves
150 grams Thai eggplants
80 ml. water


Method
Saute the green curry paste until aromatic. Add in coconut milk ,chicken and simmer until chicken is cooked and tender. 
Add in Thai eggplants and cook until are done. Then add in sweet basil leaves. Add some water if you feel the sauce is too thick. (I add 80 ml)
Stir and remove from the heat.
Dish out, serve with steamed rice.









Notes:

  • If you can't find sweet basil leaves ,you may need to add palm sugar to bring the sweetness to the sauce. 
  • Green curry is often paired with a plate of steamed rice. However, green curry with roti  or fermented rice noodles are also popular combinations. 
Happy curry everyone!  


3 comments:

  1. Cockroach berries!? Why people name these berries such a strange name? How does it taste? I love your green curry. I usually can't eat spicy food but I enjoy as long as I can endure... :-)

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  2. @Nami | Just One Cookbook Yes, it is strange and funny. So I changed into Thai eggplants. Make more sense, right? The fresh berries taste very crunchy. If you find them in the US, give a try. Green curry is not as spicy as you think. If you can handle wasabi, I am sure you 'll enjoy this.:-)

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  3. I'm the only Japanese you will find who doesn't like wasabi. Hopeless, right? ;-)

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