Thai Green Curry

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Thai Green Curry
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning as I blog this – the kids are still in bed and my hubby just made me a winner cuppa coffee and the sun is just beginning to rise dispersing an array of beautiful red and pink light … Got to think of the Maker, at this point, y’all, with the white out blizzard of yesterday morning and the spectacular dawn of this morn…
Getting back to job at hand, I find that other than some of the spices that is used in Thai food, they do bear a strong resemblance to Indian food, in that lots of veggies can be used to make a stew type preparation. My understanding of Thai curry is like our Indian avial, without the onions and other strong spices, or even like kuruma. We wanted to go to our fav restaurant “BANG” last night, but it was cold and the kids had their strings classes and it was too late and did I mention too cold to go downtown! But I made the dish that we normally order there…and I want to blog it before I forget the littler additions I made to it.

Here goes:

Ingredients:

1 cup of grated coconut
A medley of veggies – I used
1/2 each of Red and yellow peppers (bell or capsicum)
1/2 cup mushrooms
1 yellow squash
1 Zucchini
1 cup of extra firm tofu (or half a block)
2 stems of spring onions
1/2 red onion
3 -4 green chillies
1/2 cup of  crushed cilantro
1 tsp of tamarind pulp
1 tablespoon of crushed peanuts
! tsp each of
Galangal powder
Asian spice mix
2 tsp of sesame oil

Preparation:

Grind the coconut, cilantro, green chillies, tamarind  (like you would for coconut chutney:), except blend it completely into a milky liquid
Cut your veggies (this is getting easier to do each time:)
In a wok, add sesame oil – this gets hot very quickly
Add the veggies and the spices and stir for a moment on high heat
Add the tofu in and stir for another moment
Now pour the coconut blend in a deep wide pan
Allow it to cook on its own for 3 minutes
Then add the contents of the wok to the gravy
Allow them to simmer for about 3 -5 minutes
Towards the end, add the crushed peanuts and mix it in
Garnish with cilantro

Serve with rice and pappad as they do in Bang — Bon appetit!

Skills

Posted on

February 2, 2011

25 Comments

  1. looking so tempting on papad healthy veggie

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  2. Thai food has good aroma.

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  3. lovely recipe and one of my fav's as well :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi

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  4. Inviting thai green curry, lovely..

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  5. Looks so delicious curry..Loved the idea of serving on pappad:)

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  6. MegSmith has left a new comment on your post "Thai Green Curry":

    I love red curry and I am certain I would love this green curry too. It is so pretty!

    Posted by MegSmith to Now Serving … at February 2, 2011 4:52 PM

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  7. I love thai n this looks over the top delicious :)

    US Masala

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  8. Delicious green thai curry,loving it.

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  9. Looks grt and combination of all vegetables also gud for health. And papad without that my meal does not ends…ha ha ha.

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  10. Looks very pleasing and nutritious!

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  11. You have a nice space with interesting recipes. Enjoyed browsing through ur posts and glad to follow u:):)

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  12. I love green curry..Yours looks soo appetizing..
    I have tried different recipies..but never get the authentic green curry tatse:-(
    Will try this version sometime soon:-)

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  13. I've had Thai Curry in restaurants so many times, but never thought it was so simple to prepare… Thanks for the recipe!!

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  14. Tell me! I'm sold out now this is my all time fav, they look so good!

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  15. Hi
    The curry looks so yummy and tempting :) wat s abt asian spice mix? get n indian stores?

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  16. Love these Thai curry..even if I dont get galangal, I like to use fresh ginger as well not that much authentic but still :-)..hugs and smiles

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