Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thai Red Chicken curry

Couple of days back I ran into an old friend of mine at a bus stop, after few minutes of catching up, our topic moved onto Food. She was from Thailand , so the  first thing I asked her was about  good Thai eating places around. She replied that  her close friend was a chef in  one of the  popular restaurant around and eventhough its popular she said its not the authentic kind of Thai and she wouldnt reccomend it !! I guess thats the story of all resturants outside the homeland :)
So my next question was about the famous thai red curry paste as I absoultely love  Thai curries, especially Thai red curry. When I asked that  I was expecting a recipe of Thai curry paste from her but her  answer was quite surprising, she said she buy it from the  Thai section of Asian grocery shop where  I go. So thats was it, I knew I will be picking the paste and making the curry soon. So during this weeks trip I picked Thai curry paste, Palm sugar and fish sauce from the shop. I was apprehensive about how it would taste but I am super glad I cooked it as it was one of the tastiest and quickest chicken curry I have ever made. No sauting onions, no roasting  or grinding , just fry the paste, add conout milk, chicken and some veggies and simmer, a delcious curry will be ready in well under 30 minutes ! 

Boneless chicken - 500gm
Thai red curry paste - 100 gm
Carrot - 1
Green pepper/ Capsicum - 1/2 ( I didnt use it )
Baby corn - 5-10
Beans -5-10
Palm sugar - 4 tsp
Fish sauce - 1 tsp
Coconut milk - 400 ml
Water - 1 cup
Sweet basil leaves - few (optional, I didnt use it )
Thai red chillies ( to garnish )

  • In a saucepan add oil and fry the thai red curry paste for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken ( cut into cubes) and veggies ( cut lenghthwise ) and saute until its well coated in the curry paste for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, water and bring to boil.
  • Add palm sugar, fish sauce and cook it covered until chicken and veggies are cooked.
  • Finally add some sweet basil leaves and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped redchillies and serve warm with steamed rice 


Shweta Agrawal said...

Thai food is so yummy na? Sooo spicy

Loved the click esp the chopped blurred chilly effect :)

Rafeeda AR said...

that's it???? this is perfect fodder for lazyheads like me... please pass on that plate of rice with the curry... :)

Anu Shoj said...

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Shema George said...

The second photo makes me want to grab the plate...it looks so delicious

Rekha Vengalil said...

Thai is my favourite too :) its yummy. The curry looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply awesoe and delicious looking Thai Chicken curry. Wonderful preparation.

Priya R said...

Lovely recipe and love your neat and bright clicks, is it the photo magic or the uk weather ;)

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Looks awesome Vini, I wanna grab that plate right now :)

Avika said...

Simple and delicious :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe...interesting

Shibi Thomas said...

The red color reminds me of our fish curry :) Its so easy and quick for lazy days.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so delicious and fiery

Maha Gadde said...

beautiful n tastes yummy ..sure

Swathi Iyer said...

Thai red chicken curry looks delicious. I love those spicy curries.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Oh! I love that second pic...so so tempting. I'm a huge fan of Thai dishes and yes these ready made curry pastes are a blessing!

Priya Suresh said...

Super like, i love Thai foods to the core..Fantastic chicken curry.