Saturday, February 11, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 1 comment
One more of my daughter's recipe...
The Thai Cuisine...a side  of Thai green curry, with white or brown rice is definitely a comfort bowl. I love Thai curries, and when eaten piping hot, they are so delicious. There is no definite and strict recipe for thai curries, we can easily substitute with whatever we have at home.

Oil - 4 tsps
Onion - 1, sliced
Tofu - 3 cups, cut into long strips
Carrots - 2, sliced
Baby corn - 12-15 fresh or 1 can, cut into strips
Red bell pepper - 1, sliced
Basil leaves - 2 handfuls
Cilantro - a handful, chopped
Coconut milk - 2 cans, or 2 cups, fresh coconut milk
Salt to taste

For Green curry paste
Ginger - 2 tsps
Garlic - 4-5 pods
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsps
Cumin/jeera - 2 tsps
Onion - 1/4 cup, chopped
Basil - few leaves
Cilantro leaves and stems - 1/2 cup
Lemon grass paste - 2 tbsps
Lemon juice - 3 tsps
Green chillies - 6

Recipe Cuisine: Thai/International; Category: Lunch/Dinner
Prep time: 20 mts; Cooking time: 25-30 mts; 

Serves 6

Thai Green Curry

The array of ingredients for the green curry paste, just about to enter the blender jar

Tofu pieces cut into strips, and getting cooked in little bit oil, till they turn crisp.

Lo!! Here's the aromatic, fresh, home ground green curry paste!!!

In a broad wok or pan, heat some oil, add onions, red bell pepper, and saute

Add the babycorns

now, the carrots. Cover and cook on low flames, till the carrots turn soft.

Add the ground green curry paste

Then the roasted tofu pieces

Chopped basil leaves enter the pan too

Add the coconut milk and salt to taste, and some more water to bring it to the right consistency

Flames on the lowest, allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes

Garnish with cilantro leaves

Serve this delicacy with hot white or brown basmati rice. 

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* Don't have lemon grass?? No worries.. one whole  lemon zest is equal to 2 stalks of lemon grass. So, you can grind some fresh cilantro, a small piece of ginger and some lemon zest, and lo! here's your fresh home-made lemon grass paste. Where there is a will, there is a way, right???


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