Thai Green Curry


The second course for our impromptu dinner party last night was a delicious Thai Green Curry, served with rice. This is by far one of the best dishes that my husband makes. It is SO good. I want some more now.

Thai Green Curry

1/2 cup thai basil, 1/2 cup cilantro, 3-4 green chillis, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 2 cups coconut milk, tbsp ginger, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 small red onion sliced onion, 1/2 a large green pepper thinly sliced, 1 lemongrass stalk, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp sriracha chili garlic sauce, 1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts, 1 package extra firm tofu diced into cubes.
1. Deep fry, or shallow fry the tofu in sesame oil. Keep aside.
2. Grind up the basil, cilantro, chillis, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds.
3. Saute the onion, and green pepper with ginger and black pepper.
4. And the blended mixture, coconut milk, and lemongrass to the onions etc. Bring to simmer.
5. Add soy sauce, sriracha and crushed peanuts. Add the fried tofu and mix. Remove the lemongrass before serving.
6. Serve with rice and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Verdict: Some of Shankar's friends requested the recipe so they could recreate this again themselves. He gets requests from Savithri and I to make this dish all the time! A+ for presentation from the peanut gallery.

ps. I've decided to submit this for Trupti's Weekend Food Blogging Event.

20 comments:

Priya said...

A lot more Ooh's and Aah's from me too. Both the dishes look fab and I bet they were super delicious. I am going to try the Thai Curry sometime soon, I just loveeee it !
Shankar does have an eye for good presentation. Looks like a pic out of a food magazine !

Trupti said...

Lovely presentation.I noticed you used Sriracha sauce- one of my fav. sauces!

Cheers,trupti

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Thanks Guys! It was really good, I hope you do try it Priya and let us know how it works out.

Kanchana

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

wow. just wow. i've made it using the gren curry paste from a jar. i've gotta try this.

Mishmash ! said...

Hello Kanchana, Came here thru Trupti's and I was treated by a beautiful plate of green curry presented in a more or less authentic style. And I was even more thrilled to see ur spring rolls as I recently posted egg rolls too :) Nice place u got here.Have a lovely day!

Shn

Asha said...

Beautiful color and recipe sounds good.I will try,thanks :))

Sia's corner said...

hi kanchan, came to ur blog from trupti's. very impressive presentation. and hats of to ur hubby who made this:)

Sandeepa said...

Kanchana
First time to your blog and I must say its a pleasure to the eyes, such beautifully presented recipes

Sandeepa said...

Kanchana
First time to your blog and I must say its a pleasure to the eyes, such beautifully presented recipes

Vini K said...

Hey Kanchana,Thai curry looks delicious.will try that soon.and soo good to know that your husband cooks..have to show your blog to my dear hubby and hope that he changes his stance of non-interference!:)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

y presentation.I was searching for some thai recipy and here it is..hooo...just cant remove my eye from your blog lovely pics and good recipe going on.Im visiting your blog for first time.Its really nice dear.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I'm really inspired by you all as I have visited most of your websites and drooled over your recipes! Come back soon.

Sadhana said...

Hey Kanchana,
I was directed to your site from google search for "okra curry". Lovely presentation. Its 10:00 Am in the morning and your website already made me hungry for lunch. I have a question. Do you know anybody who can teach indian cooking in US? Where is this sundaram cooking training place?

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Sadhana,

The Sundaram School of Cooking is currently only available to those members married to a Sundaram. My brother-in-law is single if you are interested!

Kanchana

Everyone else, thanks for your comments. I really enjoyed reading them:)

Raaga said...

My first time here. Lovely blog. And congrats!!

I've been looking for a Thai Green Curry recipe for the last 3-4 months as I've had this craving. Will try it out.

How diff is Thai Basil from the regular Basil?

Mae said...

Oh my! Please can i come for dinner? I love thai green curry! The presentation is excellent. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kanchana,
Tried this curry for dinner tonite. The taste was exquisite. A wonderful recipe with simple,easily available ingredients. My hats off to chef Shankar.
--kanchan

Savithri said...

I tried this recipe using soy milk to make it healthier and it tasted pretty good! I put in some grated coconut to simulate the coconut milk flavour.

Thanks for the great recipe:)

Aaarti said...

Hi

Was looking for Thai Green/Red curry and stumbled upon your site.. awesome stuff...

totally zapped looking at the collection of recipes n fun posts !!!:)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make this on Friday :)

By the way, another option for the tofu is letting the extra firm tofu triangles (somehow triangles taste better than cubes) cook in water and a bit of soy sauce. They soak up the soy sauce really well. You stop, when the tofu is brown and still firm. They taste FABULOUS, and you don't have to use all that oil :)