Thai Green Curry

26 Aug

What do you do when it’s so damn cold out here?

Eat curry.

It’s the one thing that I’ve been wanting and wanting and wanting… and finally got down to making it. I stumbled upon the above can of vegan green curry paste at Minh Phat, which was the cure for my lazy bones. No pounding and additional washing up.

Thai Green Curry
serves 4

1/2 medium eggplant, cut into small chunks
1 large carrot, 1cm slices
1 potato, small chunks
1 large handful of green beans, halved
200g firm tofu, small chunks
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tin of green curry paste
1 can (400ml) of coconut milk
bunch of fresh Thai basil, shredded
Raw sugar, salt and pepper to taste

1. Spend a bit of time chopping up all the ingredients. If you’ve got other veggies lying around that you need to get rid off, then use them too. (I added bean sprouts)

2. Heat 1 tbs of oil in wok, fry onions until translucent. Add the garlic and green curry paste. Fry for another 2 minutes or so.

3. Toss in the carrot, eggplant and potato, and fry for a while, until slightly browned on the edges.

4. Tip in the coconut milk, and half a tin of water, and let veggies simmer for a bit until softened to your liking.

5. Add tofu and green beans, and cook this for a little while, say a minute or two. They don’t take too long to cook. If mixture gets too dry, add more water.
6. This can get pretty spicy, so taste and adjust level with sugar to suit your preference. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss in the basil just before eating, with a side of brown rice. Roti will be pretty fantastic too.


2 Responses to “Thai Green Curry”

  1. Cindy August 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Yeah, I heartily endorse Maesri curry pastes! I thought they were all vegan but recently noticed shrimp paste in the ingredients of one of Maesri’s other varieties.

    I also heartily endorse roti. 😀

    • Emily C. August 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

      Cindy, this was my first Maesri product, and damn was it tasty! What other stuff have you tried that you liked? I’m going to look ’em up this weekend. Shame on the shrimp paste though.

      Yes! Those things are pretty darn good in saucy dishes! :9

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