Friday, March 4, 2011

Thai Red Curry

Whenever we decide to go out for a formal-dining, we would first prefer Thai cuisine. I love Thai food for not only its similarities with Indian food but also the divergence of it. The array of colorful veggies and exotic coconut flavor is also a clearly scoring factor. Trying to search for recipe for Thai curry online, I landed on Aipi's USMasala. For this month's Tried & Tasted event the selected blog is Aipi's US Masala hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan. Aipi is one of my first blogger friends who used to visit my blog and give lovely comments. She has a very beautiful (colorful) space with lots of interesting recipes and I chose to try Thai Red Curry from her blog.

For the Red Curry paste:
Shallots/Pearl onions - 2 small
Dried Red chillies - 7 (soak in 1/4 cup of warm water)
Galangal / Ginger - 1" chopped
Garlic - 4 big cloves
Lemon rinds - 1/2 tsp or Lime leaves - 1-2
Cilantro stems - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Paprika - 1/4 tsp
For the Curry:
Red curry paste
Coconut milk - 2 1/2 cups or 3/4 of a can
Water - 2 cups (If using canned coconut milk)
Snap peas - about 10 (Blanch for 3 mins and transfer to cold water)
Extra Firm Tofu - about 1 cup cubed - Saute in a tsp of oil
Bell pepper strips - 1/2 cup
String beans - 8-10 - cut in half and then length-wise
Cauliflower - 5 florets
Broccoli - 5 florets
Shallot/Pearl onions - 2 chopped
Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Thai Basil leaves - 6-7 (or Basil leaves)
Oil - 2 tsp
Blend the ingredients under Red curry to a paste with little water.
Heat oil in a wide skillet and add the red curry paste and saute in medium heat. The paste should cook until oil separates. Add the coconut milk (and water if using) and stir for a while. Add in the soy sauce, salt, vegetables and tofu. Cook until the veggies are half-cooked but still maintain the crunch, approximately 5 mins in medium heat. Put the torn basil leaves and boil for about a minute. Garnish with more basil leaves and serve with steamed rice.
Sending this to 'Tried & Tasted' event by Lakshmi of Kitchen chronicles guest hosted my Priya of Mharo Rajasthan.
Dish it out, dish it out tofu/paneer & bell peppers


  1. The curry came out wonderful..the gravy looks very nice n creamy n the veggies done just right. Thanks for your kind words dear n trying out the recipe..hope you guys enjoyed it :)

    US Masala

  2. Soo perfect..just like the one we get here in Thai express:-) yummm

  3. Agree Krithi, Aipi is a wonderful person n a blogger..

    Ur thai curry looks perfect.. love it..

  4. wonderful looking thai curry,loving it ....I think u r inspired by thai cuisine ,it seems.

  5. yup, the curry looks so good and i have been planning to try it too !

  6. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog Kriti!! It sure is very encouraging. The Thai curry looks very tempting and delectable. Keep rocking!!!

  7. looks very rich and yummy recipe. clicks are bright

  8. This looks wonderfully creamy and nutritious curry. Congratulations to you and Aipi!

  9. Red curry looks so so inviting beautiful pic.Krithi.

  10. Looks delicious and perfect. Nice clicks as well

  11. wow looks so tempting !! perfect !! Beautiful clicks !!

  12. This looks wonderful, was looking for thai curry recipe since a pretty long time, Thanks!

  13. Curry looks super prefect and inviting...looks like the same we have in Thai restos..

  14. Perfect stew with perfectly cooked vegetables...

  15. This looks so perfect even i love thai food

  16. looks same as we get it Thai restaurant, Thanks for the recipe dear...

  17. That luks fabulous just like the way we get in the Thai restaurants' superb.

  18. This looks simply delicious. I love the thai flavors and aromas in the curry. Gotta try this with the red curry paste I have in my storecupboard.

  19. tempting dish...Love the way you prepared...Beautiful color...and nice

  20. The Thai dish looks classic and i can almost taste it .. i enjoy Thai food a lot !

  21. This sounds fantastic! I love a Thai curry...very tempting :D

  22. Wow!!! you got the perfect color for curry...and am sure the perfect taste too... :))
    Happy to follow you!!

  23. we love thai cuisine curry looks awesome!

    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  24. Omg that looks mouthwatering!

  25. hey thts so cool..i hve recently started my blog....not as good as u ...but kindly hve a ur photography..

  26. Looks delicious! I love Thai food too and love to make them at home although I cannot replicate the same taste at the restaurants.

  27. Luks so good and rich gravy...I luv it so much..

  28. One of my fav curry..u made it just perfect as we get in restaurant..Super delicious!

  29. The curry has come out perfect. The healthy veggies in the flavourful coconut sauce makes it extraordinary....

  30. I love Thai Curry, will have to use your recipe next time. Looks delicious!

  31. Love green curry! Thanks again for sharing another delicious recipe.


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