9 January, 2015
A simple Thai green curry
It is not often that I find fresh lemongrass, and when I did see some in a grocery store, I knew I had to try a Thai dish that calls for the herb.Took some inspiration from Veg Recipes of India here, and made my version of this delicious Thai green curry. So rich and flavorful, I know I’ll be hunting down some lemongrass just for making this again!
Lemongrass stalks look like this. The outer dry layers have to be peeled away to reveal softer layers inside.
Taking this to Fiesta Friday #50 where Angie is joined by lovely co-hosts Selma of Semla’s Table and Sue of Birgerbird.
Also submitting this to the biweekly Virtual Vegan Potluck #1 conducted by Angela of Canned Time and Poppy of Bunny Kitchen. Thank you, ladies, for carrying on the vegan potluck!
The authentic version calls for kaffir lime leaves and galangal, both of which I’ve never seen in a store around me. Thankfully, there are alternatives- lemon zest and ginger. I also added lots of cilantro and skipped the onions.
carrots (julienned)- 1 cup
cauliflower florets- a handful
red bell pepper (julienned)- 1/2
potato (cubed)- 1 small
frozen baby corn- a few
full-fat coconut milk- 14 oz. or 1 can (I use preservative-free Native Forest brand)
lemon zest- 1/2 tsp.
salt- to taste
Tamari soy sauce- 1-2 tsp.
sesame oil- 1 tbsp.
coriander leaves- 2 cups
lemon grass stalks- 2
garlic- 1-2 cloves
ginger (peeled)- 1 inch piece
green chillies- 2
black peppercorns- 1/4 tsp.
cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp.
1. Use a spice grinder to make a paste of coriander leaves, chopped ginger, garlic, chillies, lemongrass, pepper and cumin. Add water or coconut milk if necessary.
2. Steam the vegetables (except red pepper) or cook in a closed pan with a little water and some salt till just tender. Do not make them too soft.
3. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil, roast red peppers till they get cooked. Add the ground paste, coconut milk and cooked vegetables. Add coconut milk and stir in soy sauce and lemon zest. Adjust salt accordingly and let it simmer till flavors blend.
4. Enjoy with hot rice.
31 thoughts on : A simple Thai green curry
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Mmm, this looks and sounds so so zingy and tart and flavorful! Simple maybe, but not boring! THank you so much for bringing to the party this week and I hope you don’t mind me taking a huge bowl and just disappearing in the corner for a while.
Absolutely, Sue! I’m delighted that you like it. Thank you for hosting this week’s party. 🙂
Very nIce…always enjoyed thai curries. But made it the easy way using ready made curry paste! But Where did u find lemongrass…I have tried looking for it..
I got it from bloomingfoods a while ago, Rupa. Glad you like it!
Looks yum. I have kaffir lime leaves and now, I have an awesome recipe to follow <3
thanks, dear. Do let me know how it turns out.
A totally new recipe for me, looks awesome Apsara!!!!
Yes Malar, it was new to me too, but it’s well worth trying if you find the lemongrass.
Love green curry, thanks for bringing this to FF50
Love thai curry.. Have tried red curry your green looks delicious should try this
Me too! Always looking for good Thai restaurants, but it is so satisfying to be able to make those dishes at home. 🙂
Yummy Apsara! Love all the veggies in there!
thanks, Naina. Yes, it’s a colorful blend 🙂
This looks great, yes it is difficult to get the lemongrass stalks. Where did you get yours from?
It is available at Whole Foods Market. I got it at a local co-op called Bloomingfoods in Indiana.
This looks good Apsara
Dear Apsara that looks and sounds heavenly.Let me some of the other recipes you posted in FB. Love to all of you GowriMami Vibha kutty Barhaa peedam sollarala?
Thank you so much Gowri mami. Chinnavan ippo slokam sollaran. 🙂 Regards to all of you.
Nice, sounds delicious. I use to have lemongrass growing in my garden, but never knew what to do with it…wish I had it now!
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I love lemon grass and Thai green curry is perfect. I often make a vegetarian version and if I am very hungry I would add tofu.
i love your recipe! This curry seems to be extremely delicious and healthy!
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This looks so good – I love eating well & simple recipes! 🙂
Wow Apsara. I definitely want to try this… I have managed to log in and check your blog after MONTHS! Hopefully I will also start cooking and blogging as before in a while 🙂
Completely understand how busy you are at this time. It is such a challenge, isn’t it? 🙂
Yes it is! You would know best with your experience 🙂 When are you coming to India next? Lets catch up….
Love Thai green curry and don’t have time for anything complicated these days. Thanks for your recipe.
This looks delicious! <3
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