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THAI GREEN CURRY (Gaeng Khao Wan)

There are so many dishes that we love in Thai Cuisine. Thai Green Curry is one of those. Basically all Thai dishes involves few common ingredients you can check the Ingredients here. The Kaffir lime leaves and Galangal is one of the Ingredients. But unfortunately these both are not available for me in near by markets. But anyway you can substitute the Galangal with ginger. Whenever Kaffir lime leaves are available in bulk dry and you can store in the refrigerator too, With that few rind of lemon gives the exact flavor to the curry.

Some brief about the Pea Eggplant. Pea Eggplant which is also called as Makheau Phuang, Bitter balls, Pea Aubergine which is also called as Sundaikkai. These tiny Thai eggplants are quite bitter. They're sold in clusters and look like large green peas. You can find them fresh in Thai markets. Very little of this is also added to Green Curry. But if you don't like the bitter taste, you can totally avoid them or can substitute with Thai Green Eggplants which is very very tasty too.




So coming to the recipe part the important thing in Thai Green curry is Green Curry paste. Here goes the flavors....

GREEN CURRY PASTE

Ingredients :

Lemon Grass - 1 ( Discard the green portion and chop the bottom part)
Galangal - 1 tsp sliced ( can substitute with Ginger too)
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cummin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - 2
Black pepper - 1/2 tbsp
Kaffir Lime leaves - 4 (If using dried ones add 2 small piece of lime rind)
Cilantro - 5 sprigs
Green Chilli - 3 or If bird's eye chilli you can substitute according to your spice level.
Salt as required



Method :

1. Toast dry seeds in the pan.
2. Powder them in the blender or mortar pestle.
3. Now add the remaining ingredients and make to fine paste.

Note :

If you want to store them in the fridge, you can fry the paste in tbsp of oil, cool and store in air tight container.



THAI GREEN CURRY (GAENG KHAO WAN)
Vegetables that you can use for this Green Curry - Carrots, Red bell pepper, Bok Choy, Pea eggplant , Potato, Napa Cabbage, Zucchini, Bamboo shoots, Baby Corn, Green beans, Fried Tofu or Tofu Puff, Seitan(or you can substitute with chicken too), Snow pea, Mushrooms, Green Egg plant, Broccoli.




Ingredients :

Thick Coconut Milk - 1 can
Any of the above vegetables - few of each
Green Curry paste - 2 tbsp ( or you can use according to your spice level)
Sweet Basil - 5 or 6 ( This is very important)
Kaffir lime leaves - 1 or 2
Oil and Salt

Method :

1. Heat tsp of oil in the pan, add the curry paste.
2. Saute for few minutes until it is nicely cooked.
3. Now add little coconut milk, mix well once it is nicely incorporate, add some more mix well.
4. Now add the remaining milk and add the veggies and lime leaves to it.
5. Once all the veggies are cooked( its important not to overcook the veggies).
6. Add the fresh Basil and serve with Thai jasmine rice!!!!!!!!


Thai Green curry with Fragrant Rice is truly Delicious and enjoy the exotic flavors !!!!!


Note :

Its optional to fry the Tofu in the oil, you can add the cubed firm Tofu too. Add after all the veggies are cooked.

Pavithra Srihari  – (August 10, 2010 at 2:17 AM)  

It is very inviting Pavi.. looks so delicious .. Wish I could get all the ingredient s here in india ..:(

shanthi  – (August 10, 2010 at 2:22 AM)  

Its very interesting and wonderful dish. Love to have it

Nithya  – (August 10, 2010 at 2:24 AM)  

Wow.. Sounds really good :) I'm enjoying your multicuisine spree :) Nice pics as usual :)

Rekha shoban  – (August 10, 2010 at 2:58 AM)  

curry looks yummy and thick...as usual nice click.

Happy Cook  – (August 10, 2010 at 4:22 AM)  

I can imagine how delicous this curry is as it is mad ewith home made paste. looks so so yummy.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (August 10, 2010 at 4:25 AM)  

Nice green curry, look tempting and yummy.

sanjeeta kk  – (August 10, 2010 at 4:39 AM)  

Lovely clicks Pavithra. Like the recipe.

Prathibha  – (August 10, 2010 at 5:10 AM)  

Hmmmm..I can smell the flavor right now dear......its looking very very tempting..

Pari  – (August 10, 2010 at 5:37 AM)  

Hi. This is my all time favorite thai food, very well explained dear.
FOODELICIOUS

Umm Mymoonah  – (August 10, 2010 at 6:46 AM)  

Looks very authentic, lovely recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN  – (August 10, 2010 at 6:55 AM)  

I have heard about this,quite a famous curry,but havenot tasted yet ,looks good pavi , lovely pics as usual :)

Sushma Mallya  – (August 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM)  

i love thai dishes too and i had tried this once and just loved it...yours too look yummy and perfectly presented as always..

Vrinda  – (August 10, 2010 at 8:23 AM)  

My fav too with jasmine rice...perfect n mothwatering meal...

Mriganayani  – (August 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM)  

Pavi - my most favorite eat out places here are Thai restaurants! Love the curries. Yours look super gorgeous. Kaalangarthala paakaren...in between drinking coffee - I'm still drooling!

jeyashrisuresh  – (August 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM)  

very recently my friend was talking abt this curry.looks very nice with ur gorgeous clicks

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (August 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM)  

very interesting dear,luks delicious...pics are too gud.

Kairali sisters  – (August 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM)  

We ahd this for dinner on Sunday..My family fav Pavithra..Well done..

Sailaja Damodaran  – (August 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM)  

Looks very interesting & great effort.Super click too.Did't know that we get fresh sundaikai in USA.

Angie's Recipes  – (August 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM)  

A very delicious green curry dish! These green tomatoes are great!

Hari Chandana  – (August 10, 2010 at 10:17 AM)  

very beautiful clicks.. thanks for sharing !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal  – (August 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM)  

wow, that curry looks amazing !!! I love thai curries and whoa, never heard about pea eggplant. Lovely !!!

Gulmohar  – (August 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM)  

Lovely color dear...awesome clicks as usual !

Satya  – (August 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM)  

lovely curry ...looks so delicious n colorful ...beautiful clicks ...i am ur happy follower now :)

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

AshKuku  – (August 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM)  

This prep must taste heavenly...with all those yummy ingredients & healthy stuffs included looks very DIVINE..... Hmmmm...... :-p

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Vasavi Suresh  – (August 10, 2010 at 12:08 PM)  

Wow, this is new to me. Looks Yummy. Nice clicks.

anudivya  – (August 10, 2010 at 1:55 PM)  

beautiful pictures and the recipe couldn't be better! Love it.

RV  – (August 10, 2010 at 3:17 PM)  

If I am forced to adapt another cuisine instead of Indian food it is Thai. Looks absolutely delicious like the restaurant ones.

kothiyavunu.com  – (August 10, 2010 at 3:25 PM)  

One my fav curry..Awesome and fabulous recipe..Looks terrific and yummy..thx for posting this wonderful recipe..Btw same pinch i too have posted thai recipe..:)

munchcrunchandsuch  – (August 10, 2010 at 3:35 PM)  

am not a big fan of thai food..but the husband loves it..i will make ti for him using ur recipe

SpicyTasty  – (August 10, 2010 at 4:34 PM)  

Totally a new dish to me, but sounds delicious. Must be yummy. Great pics.

Latha  – (August 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM)  

Very colorful and inviting curry.

Babli  – (August 10, 2010 at 11:11 PM)  

Thai curry looks colourful, delicious and its very healthy. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.

veggie belly  – (August 10, 2010 at 11:32 PM)  

I always buy my green curry paste. Your recipe is mouthwatering.

Priya  – (August 11, 2010 at 4:14 AM)  

i too like thai food...was searching for good thai curry recipe...thanks for sharing..will try it sometime

Anuradha  – (August 11, 2010 at 10:10 AM)  

Oh anni... Did you make this thai dish because i asked for more thai dishes in your last post??? This is truly mouth watering anni.. I can imagine the taste of this recipe... Could you not have lived in chennai?????????

蕭林馥賢琬婷  – (August 12, 2010 at 2:06 AM)  

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Smita Srivastava  – (August 12, 2010 at 3:34 AM)  

Such a lovely n inviting recipe ... love ur international cuisines !!!

- Smita
@Little Food junction

jayasri  – (August 12, 2010 at 3:58 AM)  

beautiful post with lovely clicks and great explanation too.., I made green curry and red curry as I couldn't get hold of the original ingredients I used them as powders and dried ones! I wish I could get them!!

Soma Pradhan  – (August 12, 2010 at 6:09 AM)  

The Thai Green Curry Looks yummy

Rachana  – (August 12, 2010 at 6:54 AM)  

Wow! This looks awesome and am bookmarking it! I love the intense flavour of kafir lime leaves :-)

PranisKitchen  – (August 12, 2010 at 12:37 PM)  

wow thats a delicioius green curry very beautiful pics.. so good one..

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Spice  – (August 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM)  

Not a big fan of thai food BUT your clicks are inspiring me to try this dish....really like it....btw congrats for winning the giveaway at Pj's

Parita  – (August 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM)  

Curry looks fabulous! Love the presentation :) Happy Independence Day

Shabs..  – (August 15, 2010 at 10:03 PM)  

That looks absolutely gorgeous...i loved the colour of your curry....this have been in my mind for long long time....
BTW, regarding the wheat in the payasam that u had asked me, you can see that in my Alisa post, which comes under Malabar recipes label....
love,
shab.

Balakrishna Saraswathy  – (August 16, 2010 at 2:53 AM)  

Hey Pavi..Thai Green Curry with tofu looks so yummy and mouth- watering...I hope I can get most of the ingredients here in CBE

Sam's playground  – (August 17, 2010 at 1:03 AM)  

visited ur blog for the 1st time...u make them all look so yummy!!!! cheers!! hope to try and let you know how it all works out!

Biren  – (August 17, 2010 at 11:58 AM)  

Your green curry looks so appetizing. It is making me crave for something spicy.

MiniBinoy  – (August 18, 2010 at 10:06 AM)  

i just love your blog.. recipes are exotic and yummy.. clicks are superb and tempting !!!

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