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Thai Green Curry Recipe

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Thai green curry is a popular dish in Thailand and can be made with all kinds of meat including beef, pork, fish balls, this recipe is made with chicken, in Thai you would order แกงเขียวหวาน Gaeng khiao wan.

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Making Thai green curry paste

Traditionally the curry paste is made using a mortar and pestle, nowadays a food blender is the most common option, also many companies supply ready made green curry pastes, such as Lobo, Mae Ploy, Thai Kitchen Curry Paste, Hand brand, Mae Anong and A Taste of Thai.

Ingredients for paste

* 3-6 medium green chillies chopped (to taste)
* 2 shallots/Asian red eschalots, roughly chopped
* thumb sized piece of fresh ginger or galangal, peeled and chopped
* 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed (to taste, Thai garlic isn't very strong)
* small bunch of fresh Chinese Parsley including stalks and roots
* 6 kaffir lime leaves, chopped
* 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped
* 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, crushed
* 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
* 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns, crushed
* 3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk
* 2 teaspoons of lime juice
* 2 teaspoons of Thai fish sauce or soy sauce if your vegetarian
* 3 tablespoons of olive oil

Chinese Parsley is also known as cellender, Chinese coriander, cilantro and coriander, here you can learn how to Grow Coriander


1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or mortar and turn to paste, if needed more coconut milk can be added. This can be used straight away or stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Thai Green Chicken Curry Ingredients

* 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 2 tbsp green curry paste (to taste)
* 1 tbsp sugar (to taste)
* 1-2 thick stalks lemongrass, chopped
* 500grams of chicken cut into bite sized pieces
* 4-6 kaffir lime leaves, chopped or whole (to taste)
* 300ml coconut milk
* Thai fish sauce (to taste)
* small handful of Chinese Parsley, chopped
* 2 tbsp lime juice (to taste)


1. Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan. When the oil is hot add the green curry paste and sugar and cook for about a minute. Reduce the heat to simmer and add lemongrass, chicken pieces, kaffir leaves, coconut milk and fish sauce. After 25-30 minutes it should have thickened slightly. Mix in the Chinese parsley and lime juice. Do a taste test and add more of whatever maybe needed.
2. Let the curry sit for a few minutes then serve with rice.

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If your curry is too spicy you can add some sugar, if it isn't spicy enough add a little more curry paste.