Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thai Green Curry

Made a simple enough Thai green curry for dinner. Was craving Thai food but knew we wouldn't be going out because of the India-South Africa match. So this was the next best option. Well, it turned out better than going out! (except for India's dismal performance)

I used the Taste of Thai Green Curry paste, and it was all ready in a jiffy. Just add a tbsp of oil to a saucepan and saute the paste a bit. Next add any (parboiled) veggies you like - I added babycorn, red peppers, potatoes and onions. Brown the veggies a bit in the paste and oil. The whole kitchen will smell of garlic! Mmmmm.... Next add 2 cups of coconut milk (the Lite version is fine too) and let it simmer until the veggies are completely cooked - about 10 minutes.

Garnish with basil leaves torn into the curry. (I remember to never cut basil leaves but tear them instead to get the full taste of basil - I think it was Rachael Ray who said that. Something about how her grandfather considered basil holy and that you shouldn't cut it blah blah)

And serve with noodles or rice. Delicious.


Anonymous said...

looks yummy!! i think i will try it one of these days. btw excellent photo, makes my mouth water.
also, do you watch rachael ray? i am an avid fan of her show.

Arundathi said...

thanks nik - yes i'm a fan of Rachael Ray - her stuff is quick and delicious!

KS said...

Just found your blog as I've made a similar move, and I love making thai curries as well. Wanted to know -- where do you get your asian vegggies in Chennai? (i.e. baby corn, red peppers, shiitake mushrooms, green onions, etc.)

Arundathi said...

KS - thanks for stopping by. I get most of my veggies in Nilgiris or Reliance Fresh. If its something difficult, I try Amma Naana or Maison de Gourmet. I've never been able to find fresh shiitake though.