Monday, May 9, 2011

Thai Green Curry with Homemade Curry Paste/ Kaeng Khiao Wan

Green Curry is my second attempt on Thai food next to red curry. Referred as Kaeng (Gaeng) Khiao Wan, literally meaning sweet green curry, it gets its name from the color of the curry. The other predominant thai dishes are also referred by their colors red curry and yellow curry. I chose to make a vegetarian version of the curry by substituting soy sauce for traditionally used fish sauce. I also ignored sugar since I used store bought coconut milk can which was sweeter than the one prepared at home.


Ingredients:
Adapted from My delicious blog
Vegetables - Red bell pepper, green bell pepper, radish - cubed - each 1/2 cup
Carrot - sliced - 1/2 cup
Lemon grass - top portion - chopped into 2 " piece
Extra Firm Tofu - 1/2 block - 6 ozCoconut milk - 1 can - 300 ml
Water - 300 ml
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp (I used low-sodium variety)
Thai basil - 5-6 leaves
Salt - to taste - remember soy sauce may already contain salt
For the Green curry Paste:
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp, dry roasted
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon rind - from 1 lemon
Thai Green Chillies - 4 or 5 - deseeded
Pearl onions / Small shallots - 2
Garlic cloves - 2
Cilantro  - 4 twigs with stem
Thai Basil leaves - 1/2 cup - loosely packed
Lemon Grass - 1 - cleaned and chopped
Galangal/Ginger - chopped - 1 tbsp

Method:
Grind the ingredients under green curry paste to a not very fine paste. Cut the drained tofu into cubes and saute them in a tsp of oil. Drain in a paper towel to let it absorb extra oil. Add the coconut milk to a big saucepan and heat in medium flame. When it is just hot (not boiling) add the ground curry paste and mix once. Cook in low flame until the paste cooks, about 5 to 7 mins. Add the lemon grass and chopped vegetables and cook covered for about 5 to 10 mins, the vegetables should be half cooked, and still maintain the crunch to it. Add the water (based on the thickness required) and allow it to boil. Add soy sauce, salt and basil leaves. Remove from heat and serve hot with steamed rice.
Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile
Also Sending this to Herbs & Flowers - Basil event by PJ.

And to Dish it Out - Tofu/Paneer and Bell Peppers event by Vardhini.
Dish it out, dish it out tofu/paneer & bell peppers

57 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of thai green curry! Yours has come out well!

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  2. This looks perfect....love the cute presentation...

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  3. Green curry is my ultimate fav! veg version sounds divine!

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  4. Curry looks delicious! My hubby loves thai cuisine. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. lovely colourful curry..presentation looks good too.

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  6. I love this green curry and was on a look out for a good recipe and yours look perfect.

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  7. Green Thai curry looks very inviting... beautiful colour and creamy texture!! Will surely give a try!! :-)

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  8. Lovely and colorful,looks so delicious..thanks for sharing dear.

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  9. OMG this is so tempting for me.

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  10. perfectly made. i simply luv thai food. awesome click.

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  11. Love this curry and your version sounds yum and do able

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  12. Lovely and colorful,looks so delicious..thanks for sharing dear.

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  13. Krithi, Asathureenga Ponga..Superb clicks..So so tempting curry..Wish i had a scoop !!!

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  14. Curry looks healthy and colorful! thanks for sharing!

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  15. The curry looks to be wonderfully prepared and very tasty. Wonderful color.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Whoa! That looks insanely delicious!!!
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

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  17. Wow! Colorful and delicious curry! One of my fav:) Fantastic pictures.

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  18. Looks so very yummy and mouth watering...

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  19. Love this curry..looks really creamy n delicious

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  20. Looks so yum ....I like green curry better than anything else ..

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  21. Hubby likes thai dishes but I have never attempted them. I should give this a try sometime. Looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  22. looks healthy and delicious dear:)

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  23. Interesting recipe.. looks absolutely inviting dear.. thanks for sharing !!

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  24. never tasted this curry, looks very rich with flavourful ingredients

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  25. Your Thai Green Curry looks fabulous !

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  26. Seriously am drooling over that curry with rice, love Thai foods anytime,extremely inviting thai green curry..

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  27. The curry looks highly delicious!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  28. ரொம்ப கலர்புல்லாக இருக்கு...சூபப்ர்ப்...

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  29. Looks yummy and a must try recipe!


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  30. thr r some awards for u in my blog pls come and collect it......

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  31. Curry looks real treat for eyes,should be delicious too,nice recipe!

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  32. Delicious Thai Curry!! It looks very tempting.

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  33. krithi such beautiful clicks- lovely thai curry-slurpppp !

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  34. Delicious curry,luks very tempting...thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  35. Ohh wow, that looks totally mouthwatering. I'm a sucker for thai flavors like lemongrass and galangal. Would love to try this!

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  36. Love this green curry..and the platter with rice and curry is simply mouth watering.

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  37. love green curry...just on weekend we ordered take out of green curry!
    yummy!
    Smitha

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  38. Ohh abolutely loved it, looks so yummy and galangal brings that distinct flavour, truly mouthwatering


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  39. My husband and I enjoy curries very much, and I know we would absolutely love this. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to have found your beautiful blog and am going to explore more of your recipes! :) - Georgia

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  40. I love thai dishes.. looks delicious. 2nd picture is mouthwatering.

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  41. Ooo, what a great looking meal, so flavorful! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  42. I love Thai cuisines a lot. I can almost taste the tangy ness and the refreshing taste of this dish... :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  43. yummy and colourful curry..presentation looks superb...:)

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  44. Thai food... I'm loving it!! :)
    It's just so fulfilling and great to look at...

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  45. Colorful and flavorful green curry....

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  46. absolutely delectable - we love this curry in our home too :)

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  47. I am drooling at ur pictures kirthi.wow.superb curry ,nice texture.

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  48. Love it dear, what a beautiful presentation :)

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  49. Green curry looks delicious and very inviting..

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  50. droooling ! such flavourful and delicious looking preparation. wow love the snaps!!! really cool

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  51. Wow that pic with the rice is a killer! Just want to sit down and have it for lunch though lunchtime is hours to go :-)

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  52. Your Thai Green Curry looks wonderful - thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop!

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  53. Nice curry.. Thanks for linking it to "dish it out"!

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  54. I just lovveeee Thai Food... Was looking for some ideas when got through this recipe..

    Glad to follow you Krithi ! I am shocked I wasn't following you earlier, I do see your recipes on facebook though :)

    Nupur from UK Rasoi

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