Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thai Red Vegetable Curry and off to Thailand for 2 weeks!!!

I am about to leave for our much awaited holiday to Thailand. What better than sharing a curry recipe from that region to kick off the vacation? This recipe is also from my drafts treasure...

Well, this is my take on the traditional Red Thai Curry. I have made this curry a number of times and have never been dissapointed. Hope you like it too.

I am looking forward to this trip and hoping to have wonderful culinary experiences, which I promise to share with you guys. 


For the paste 
2 piece - dry red whole chillies, deseeded
4 inch piece - ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp - olive oil and very little water

To be boiled together
1 - carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup - french beans, thinly sliced
1/3 cup - babycorn, thinly sliced

Rest of the ingredients for the curry
1/2 cup - red or orange bell pepper
1/3 cup - pineapple, cut into small pieces
2-3 kaffir lime leaves
1 lemongrass, thinly sliced, (see here how to use lemongrass)
zest of a lemon

350 ml - coconut milk
salt to taste

3 tbsp - palm fat or any oil
1/4 cup - roasted peanuts
handfull of coriander leaves, finely chopped 

To garnish
coriander leaves and chives, finely chopped

Serve the curry with rice. I added the remaining lemongrass (upper stalk) to the rice while cooking and removed just before serving. It gives a very nice lemony flavour to the rice.

  1. Heat the palm fat in a non-stick pan and add the paste to the pan and saute on medium heat until the raw smell vanishes.
  2. Add the peppers and lemongrass and cook again for a couple of minutes on medium heat. 
  3. Add the boiled veggies and mix. 
  4. Add the coconut milk, lime leaves, salt, lemon zest, 1/8 cup of the roasted peanuts and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionaly. 
  5. Add the pineapples and coriander leaves and mix. 
  6. Remove the curry from the heat, garnish it with the rest of the roasted peanuts, chives, coriander leaves and serve with rice.



  1. Mouthwatering and delicious veg curry.

    1. Thanks Deepa for such a quick and prompt reply :-)

  2. Enjoy Rachana, Have fun.Thai red curry looks delicious.

  3. Enjoy ur break nd come back,,,,curry

  4. delicious...rush you entries for fast food event noodles

  5. Delicious and tempting veg curry,will surely try this.

  6. Enjoy your trip. What all are you planning to visit?
    (you can just reply here, i'll come back to check)

  7. Thai food is really out of the world and the taste of lemongrass and lime leaves will linger in our tongue...delicious veg curry dear:)

  8. Delicious curry,enjoy your vacation Rachna!!

  9. This looks amazing! I love curry! Cant wait to try this! Thank you for sharing :). Glad I found your awesome blog!!

  10. Exotic again! This is so tempting. I would so love to try all these some day. And Wow! Enjoy your vacations. Cant wait to learn more on the food there. Wish you a great time and come back soon :)

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  12. Love thau food, Veg curry looks delicious!

    Appetite Treats

  13. Rachana, hope you are enjoying your trip; the curry looks very tempting.
    Looking forward to posts on your trip! :-)

  14. The curry looks delicious and Your photographs are amazing. Hope you are enjoying your holidays.


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