Thursday, 10 February 2011

Red Thai Curry


We missed out on a Thai meal with friends tonight as we were busy with other commitments.  So when I got home, I thought I would make myself a Thai curry with the help of some easy ingredients.  This is a quick and easy recipe taught to me by my son. I must say, youngsters these days love trying out new dishes and it's a joy to be learning from them rather than teaching them cooking.   We enjoyed the meal so much that I thought I would share it with you all as a Kids friendly dish.

Ingredients:

3 Bowls of mixed vegetables.  ( I used a mixture of frozen cauliflower, green beans, peas, sweetcorn  and carrots)
1 small boiled and mashed potato.
1 jar of Red Thai Curry Paste ( I Know some of my thai chefs will cringe at me using ready paste but I promise you this paste was delicious.  Do check the label and make sure that it is vegetarian as some varieties contain fish sauce)
1 can of 500 mls coconut milk (This too came in a ready can!)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
4-5 cloves (optional)
A small bunch of finely cut coriander

Method:

1.  Heat the oil in a saucepan.

2.  Add the cumin seeds and cloves. ( I would say that this step is Indian rather than Thai!)

3.  When the cloves pop add the mixed vegetables and stir them.


4.  Add 2 heaped tablespoons of the Thai Red Curry Paste.  The paste is very tasty and did not require the addition of any other spices. As I like my curry to be hot, I added some hot spices to my curry after I had served it to me. 



5.  Stir the vegetables so that they get coated with the paste.

6.  Add the coconut milk and bring to boil.


7.  Add the mashed potato (this helps to thicken the gravy) and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

8. Sprinkle some coriander to the curry.

9.  The curry is ready to be served with Rice!!  I used Basmati rice but I would recommend Thai fragrant rice.



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18 comments:

  1. I used to love eating this till I came to know what is in red curry paste. Now I don't go to Thai restaurant itself. Looks good.

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  2. Feel like finishing that whole plate, am an addict to thai curries..

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  3. Very Delicious!!!! That Red Color with that Thai Curry masala, makes me drool!!!!

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  4. I am yet to attempt thai..looks great

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  5. I have never cooked this, but with your pictorials i am tempted to try it out:-)

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  6. mouth watering curry.worth trying it

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  7. That one of my favorite curry looks delicious

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  8. wow waht a yummy curry... love it...

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  9. Red curry looks very good....this is one of my fav in thai cuisine...
    I wish i could have it now Mina ji!

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  10. haven't tried any thai dishes yet ...seeing ur dish ...feel like trying it ...the red colour is too tempting ...

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  11. Can I grab the whole plate of thai curry to myself?

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  12. Looks delicious. BTW, how old is your son? :)

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  13. This recipe has been in the to do list for a long time now. Yours look great. Have to try it out now.

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  14. It's ok to get a little help sometimes. Ready made paste is so convenient and your Red Thai Curry looks fantastic!

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