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Thai Green Curry. Quick and Easy recipe with classic aromatic flavors, using green curry paste and coconut milk. A delicious creamy South East Asian Curry with vegetables and your choice of meat or seafood.

Thai Green Curry. Quick and Easy recipe with classic aromatic flavors, using green curry paste and coconut milk. A delicious creamy South East Asian Curry with vegetables and your choice of meat or seafood.

Sawadee Kah!
I've spent many a happy holiday in various parts of Thailand, so much so, it is more like a 'second' home to me. I really love their culture, the people, with their huge welcoming smiles and gentle personalities, and of course, I LOVE their food!

Thai Green curry is one of my favorite recipes from this beautiful country.

I now live in the Western part of our globe, and finding some of the many many ingredients that go in this dish can certainly be a challenge to say the least!

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I've experimented with numerous sauces, pastes and omitted and added to my recipe to try and recreate the unique aromatic fragrance and taste this dish should have.

I think I've come up with a compromise, given the difficulty in locating some of the ingredients, and for me, this is as close as I can get to the shores of Thailand!

Thai Green Curry, sauce ingredients
Some of the ingredients which go in a true Thai Green Curry

My recipe is a no-fuss, easy and quick one, you don't need to go looking for all the ingredients, just the Thai green Curry Paste. Add to that a few more bits and pieces and serve it up with a bowl of fragrant Thai Jasmine Rice and you'll be almost sitting on that Thai beach enjoying the beautiful country and all it has to offer.

So give my recipe a go, and feel free to add or adapt to your taste. You can also serve this with some delicious Garlic Fried Rice instead of plain Jasmine Rice. 

What meat or vegetables can I use

For example, you can leave out the meat and use vegetables, such as mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, zucchini/courgettes, or if you would like meat, chicken, and pork are the most popular meats used.

If you'd like to use seafood, some nice big prawns or pieces of salmon would work.

White Onions and Scallions or Spring Onions are a very common ingredient in Green Thai Curries so be sure to add those!

Prep time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

10-15 Minutes (depending on meat or vegetables)

Ingredients

For the meat

8 oz or 200 g (per person) thinly sliced pork or chicken. (I have used pork in this recipe)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons Palm Sugar or honey or sugar
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
a piece of ginger about half the size of your thumb, finely chopped
1/2 finely chopped chili peppers red & green (optional for extra heat)
3 Tablespoons cold water

For the sauce

1/2 Chicken stock cube
1 1/2 heaped teaspoons of Thai Green curry paste
1/2 can coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

The other ingredients

10 mushrooms
1 large onion
1/2 Bell Red & 1/2 Green Pepper chopped into slices see photo)
1/2 of a whole broccoli or as much as you wish
1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
Serve with Thai Jasmine rice if you would like.

For the garnish

a handful of chopped coriander / cilantro
1 scallion / spring onion sliced

Thai Green Curry paste
This is the Thai green curry Paste (store in the fridge after opening)
Thai Green Curry paste
All the ingredients you need for the Green curry is in this paste!

Instructions

Prepare Everything!
1. For the broccoli, cut into bite pieces

Thai Green Curry, showing how to slice brocoli into pieces
Use all the broccoli, including the stalk!

Place in a bowl & cover with water & microwave for 3 minutes. Take out and change the water immediately for cold water and leave until later.

Thai Green Curry showing how to keep broccoli green after cooking by cold water bath
Coldwater shock the broccoli after cooking

2. Slice onions, chop mushrooms, slice peppers, finely chop garlic, ginger & chili peppers.

Thai Green Curry showing how to slice the white onion
Slice onion lengthways

3. Chop cilantro/coriander & slice Scallion/spring onion as in the photo

Thai Green Curry showing how to slice the spring onions
slice scallion lengthways

4. Slice meat very finely.

5. Crush garlic, finely chop ginger and onions

6. Add the chopped garlic, ginger, palm sugar, cornstarch, water & chili peppers & salt to the sliced meat and combine well.

Thai Green Curry showing all the ingredients ready before cooking
Ingredients ready!

7. Add a drop of vegetable oil to the saucepan and add the onions & mushrooms. Lightly fry until the onions go transparent but NOT brown. (you will get a bitter taste if the onions brown)

8. Add the Green curry paste, stock cube and stir to mix it all together.

9. Add the meat mixture and stir, cooking all over.

10. Add the coconut milk and combine and bring to a simmer for ten minutes.

11. Add the bell peppers, drain water from broccoli & add to the curry and return to the boil. (about 5 minutes). Turn off heat and add the scallion/spring onion & cilantro/coriander

12. It's ready! Serve with some lovely Thai fragrant rice

Thai Green Curry. Quick and Easy recipe with classic aromatic flavors, using green curry paste and coconut milk. A delicious creamy South East Asian Curry with vegetables and your choice of meat or seafood.

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Recipe

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Thai Green Curry

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Thai Green Curry. Quick and Easy recipe with classic aromatic flavors, using green curry paste and coconut milk. A delicious creamy South East Asian Curry with vegetables and your choice of meat or seafood.

Ingredients

  • For the meat
  • 8 oz or 200 g thinly sliced pork or chicken., per person, I have used pork in this recipe
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Palm Sugar or honey or sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • piece a of ginger about half the size of your thumb, finely chopped
  • 1/2 finely chopped chili peppers red & green, optional for extra heat
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Chicken stock cube
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons heaped of Thai Green curry paste
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

The other ingredients

  • 10 mushrooms
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 in Bell Red & 1/2 Green Pepper chopped to slices see photo)
  • 1/2 of a whole broccoli or as much as you wish
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • Serve with Thai Jasmine rice if you would like.

For the garnish

  • a handful of chopped coriander / cilantro
  • 1 scallion / spring onion sliced

Instructions

  1. For the broccoli, cut into bite pieces, place in a bowl & cover with water & microwave for 3 minutes. Take out and change the water immediately for cold water and leave until later.
  2. Slice onions, chop mushrooms, slice peppers, finely chop garlic, ginger & chili peppers.
  3. Chop cilantro / coriander & slice Scallion / spring onion as in the photo
  4. Slice meat very finely.
  5. Crush garlic, finely chop ginger and onions
  6. Add the chopped garlic, ginger, palm sugar, cornstarch, water & chili peppers & salt to the sliced meat and combine well.
  7. Add a drop of vegetable oil to the saucepan and add the onions & mushrooms. Lightly fry until the onions go transparent but NOT brown. (you will get a bitter taste if the onions brown)
  8. Add the Green curry paste, stock cube and stir to mix it all together.
  9. Add the meat mixture and stir, cooking all over.
  10. Add the coconut milk and combine and bring to a simmer for ten minutes.
  11. Add the bell peppers, drain water from broccoli & add to the curry and return to the boil. (about 5 minutes). Turn off heat and add the scallion / spring onion & cilantro / coriander
  12. It's ready! Serve with some lovely Thai fragrant rice
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 584Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. Sounds really good and easy. I like to add a little fish sauce instead of salt, helps round out the flavor a bit for me. Cheers!

    1. Hi Lindy! Yes, I use fish sauce often, for this recipe I tried to use ingredients which everybody could find, and fish sauce always seems to be a hard one for some of our foodies to get hold of, but yes, fish sauce, despite it’s smell, has a fabulous flavour!!