Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Source:Wikipedia
Green curry (Thai: แกงเขียวหวาน, literally sweet green curry) is a variety of curry in Thai cuisine. The name "green" curry derives from the color of the dish. The main ingredients for the sauce consist of coconut milk, green curry paste, aubergine, pea aubergine, sugar, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, and thai basil leaves. The consistency of its sauce varies with the amount of coconut milk used. Green curry paste is made by pounding in a mortar green chillies, shallots, garlic, galangal, fresh turmeric, shrimp paste and salt. The paste is briefly fried in split coconut cream, then coconut milk, meat or fish, and vegetables added along with a pinch of brown sugar. Finally, kaffir lime leaves, phrik chii faa ("sky-pointing chilies", large mild chilies) and Thai basil are added just at the end of cooking for fragrance. Thai green curry can be made with meat, duck, chicken, fish or vegetables and is usually eaten as an accompaniment to rice or round rice noodles known as khanom jeen (ขนมจีน).

For a very long time I wanted to try out Thai cuisine at home instead of eating out. Occasionally I got the chance and naked good use of the opportunity to prepare it for my good friend's family..Believe it taste just like the traditional Thai food right in front of you at your cosy home..

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Ingredients:
Serving Size: 5

For the Green Curry Paste:

2tbsp oil
1 stalk lemongrass
2tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
1tbsp coriander seeds
1tsp shrimp paste
1-3 green chillies
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 thumb size galangal or ginger
3-4 lime leaves (available in Asian Markets)
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1tsp dark soy sauce
1 cup coconut milk

Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside.

1lb chopped chicken
1 onion chopped
1/2 stalk lemongrass sliced
2 lime leaves
2 green chili halved
1tbsp soy sauce
salt to taste
1 cup sweet or holy basil leaves

Preparation Methods:
Heat a heavy skillet with 2tbsp oil on medium flame. Once heated add the chopped lemongrass,green chillies, lime leaves and onions. Let the onions get browned,the add the chopped chicken with a little salt and the basil leaves. Cover with a lid and let cook for 10 minutes. Remove lid and then add the green curry paste and bring to a boil or until the chicken a fully cooked. Adjust the leave of salt and transfer to a serving bowl garnish with more basil leaves and lime leaves. An excellent side side with steaming jasmine rice.


Comments

Oh I love thai currys this green chicken curry looks very delectable!!!
Oh wow looks droolworthy.....

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