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by dassana amit updated December 6, 2013

Veg Thai Green Curry Recipe: Veg Thai Green Curry, Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe

So here comes a spicy, hot green veg curry from Thailand. It is veg to the core with no shrimp paste or fish sauce added to the curry.

To keep the authenticity of the recipe, I have used all the Thai ingredients that are used in Thai recipes, except for fish sauce and shrimp paste.

I have also made the green curry paste at home from scratch. I have never used any ready paste for any curry, so I cannot comment on how it would taste using the ready made Thai green curry paste.

The recipe turned out so good……… I cannot tell you how much good…. it was awesome…. so much so…. that I have decided to make Thai curries regularly. I have always like Thai food and this recipe is for keeps.

I have again adapted the recipe from Dr Benkim’s website. Dr Benkim’s site has some nice healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes and they are so easy. I also made an adapted version of vegan chocolate banana smoothie from this site and it was so good.

This thai green curry was spicy, hot and yummy….  but it had an olive green color instead of fresh green color. That was because, I used dark soy sauce while making the green curry paste.

thai veg green curry recipe

I served the Thai Veg Green Curry with lemon grass rice. The combination was good. This post was lying in the drafts from a long time and lately I also made the Thai Veg Red Curry. Even, this turned out so well.

Thai Veg Green Curry Recipe: Serves 3-4

Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 20-25 mins

For the curry:

  • 3-4 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 10-12 cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 medium size capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk ( I used readymade coconut milk)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • sea salt

For the green curry paste:

  • 3 thai chillies ( I used 2 thai chilies and 1 green chilli)
  • 1/2 inch galangal
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • zest from ½ lemon (grated rind of ½ lemon)

Method To make the Thai Green Curry Paste:

  • As mentioned in my previous post of Thai Basil Vegetable Stir fry with Tofu, I get the thai kit in a shop near my place. This is how it looks like. It has very generous quantities of galangal ( I don’t know why…. ), 2 thai chillies, 7-9 kaffir lime leaves, 2 lemon grass stems and a few lemon grass.

thai kit for veg curry

  • Chop all the fresh ingredients for the green curry paste.

herbs to be grounded for thai veg curry

  • Take all the fresh ingredients to be ground for the green curry paste in the grinder. Add the dry spices…. namely coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns. Also add the lemon rind. Grind this mixture.

thai curry herbs and spices

  • If the mixture is too dry and not getting ground, then add the soy sauce and grind it. You could also grind it with some coconut milk instead of soy sauce.

coarsely ground soya sauce for thai curry

  • I won’t recommend grinding the paste in a mortar and pestle as its much of hard work …. at least for someone like me ;-) Grind to a little coarse paste. This curry paste is enough for thai curry recipe mentioned in this post. The below curry paste looks more like brown curry paste instead of green curry paste. Wait till the coconut milk dissolves into it and then see the magic.

thai green curry paste

To make the thai green curry:

  • Chop all the veggies.

mixed vegetables for thai green curry

  • Steam or boil all the vegetables except capsicum. Drain the steamed vegetables and keep the broth. Don’t overcook or over steam the veggies.

steamed vegetables for thai green curry

  • In a pan, heat the coconut oil. Add the green curry paste and capsicum. Fry the paste and capsicum for 1 minute.

capsicum green curry paste

  • Add 1/2 of the coconut milk and mix it with the rest of the paste. Oh….. no magic…. no green color….. that’s because I have used camera flash for taking the photo. This recipe was made in the night.

coconut milk added to thai veg curry

  • Add the vegetable broth and again mix everything….. Slight green color!!!!!

vegetable broth added to thai green curry

  • Now add the mix cooked vegetables and salt…… more green color!!!!!

mixing vegetables in thai curry

  • Bring the entire curry to boil and then simmer for 12-15 minutes…. again brown…. thats coz of flash photography… you can see what flash does to the image….

boiling the green thai curry

  • Add the remaining coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish the thai veg green curry with chopped kaffir lime leaves and thai basil leaves…. yes green now and no flash photography….

thai veg green curry

Tips for thai veg curry recipe:

1: It is best to have the thai herbs and spices for this green curry. But if you do not have this, you could still substitute the thai ingredients with the commonly used ingredients from the indian kitchen.

  • Galangal: Use Ginger instead
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves: Add zest of Lemon instead
  • Thai Chillies: Substitute Green Chillies
  • Shallots: Use small Onions instead
  • For Lemon Grass……. I do not think there is any substitute. At the most, you could just do away with the zest of lemon.

2: You could also grind some coriander roots while making the green curry paste.

3: Choose your own choice of vegetables. I have boiled the vegetables first, since I wanted the veggies to be completely cooked… as I was using cauliflower and potatoes… plus I do not like half raw-half cooked vegetables. However, if you use vegetables like carrots, beans, mushrooms etc… you could just add them directly to the curry. You could also add tofu.

4: Instead of dark soy sauce, you can use regular soy sauce.

5: You can always adjust the consistency of the curry. I prefer slightly thin curries, so I added a bit of more broth. If you do not have vegetable broth, you could add water instead. For a slightly thicker consistency, you could add some more quantity of coconut milk.

6: This thai veg curry is spicy…. but if you like very spicy and hot food… you can increase the spiciness and hotness by adding a few more chilies.

Thai Veg Green Curry recipe details below:

Thai Veg Green Curry Recipe
 
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Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4-5 bowls
Ingredients
  • For the curry:
  • 3-4 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 10-12 cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup chopped green beans
  • 1 medium size capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk ( I used readymade coconut milk)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • sea salt
  • For the green curry paste:
  • 3 thai chillies ( I used 2 thai chilies and 1 green chilli)
  • ½ inch galangal
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, chopped
  • ½ tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • zest from ? lemon (grated rind of ? lemon)
Instructions
  1. To make the Thai Green Curry Paste:
  2. Chop all the fresh ingredients for the green curry paste.
  3. Take all the fresh ingredients to be ground for the green curry paste in the grinder. Add the dry spices?. namely coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns. Also add the lemon rind. Grind this mixture.
  4. If the mixture is too dry and not getting ground, then add the soy sauce and grind it. You could also grind it with some coconut milk instead of soy sauce.
  5. I won?t recommend grinding the paste in a mortar and pestle as its much of hard work ?. atleast for someone like me Grind to a little coarse paste. This curry paste is enough for thai curry recipe mentioned in this post. The below curry paste looks more like brown curry paste instead of green curry paste. Wait till the coconut milk dissolves into it and then see the magic.
  6. Chop all the veggies.
  7. Steam or boil all the vegetables except capsicum. Drain the steamed vegetables and keep the broth. Don?t overcook or over steam the veggies.
  8. In a pan, heat the coconut oil. Add the green curry paste and capsicum. Fry the paste and capsicum for 1 minute.
  9. Add ½ of the coconut milk and mix it with the rest of the paste.
  10. Add the vegetable broth and again mix everything.
  11. Now add the mix cooked vegetables and salt.
  12. Bring the entire curry to boil and then simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Add the remaining coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish the thai veg green curry with chopped kaffir lime leaves and thai basil leaves.
  14. Serve the thai green curry with warm lemon grass rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

 


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Jagdish Gupte January 19, 2014 1

Very nice recipe for 80 year old person.

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Lepcha January 5, 2014 2

Hi, I see that your recipe calls for the use of dark soya sauce, I think you meant light instead because when I tried it turned my green curry into black curry ha ha ha.

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dassana amit January 13, 2014 3

i had used dark soy sauce as actually fish sauce is used. but when i made the curry was green.

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Ravi Bambra June 28, 2013 4

A lovely recipe in Indian style.

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Rajni June 19, 2012 5

lovely recipe..will chk namdhari for the ingredients….. thnx a ton….

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dassana June 19, 2012 6

welcome rajni

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Vinaya January 31, 2012 7

Thanks Dassana for your reply. I stay in Bangalore and I will go to Namdhari’s and check.

I will try your recepie and let you know how it goes :)

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dassana January 31, 2012 8

thats great vinaya…. you should be able to get these there at any namdhari outlet in bangalore

i used to stay in whitefield before and i would get all exotic veggies and fruits from the namdharis outlet in forum mall in whitefield.

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Vinaya January 29, 2012 9

Hi,

I want to try this receipe at home but I am not sure where I could get all the Thai Ingredients?

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dassana January 29, 2012 10

i don’t know where you stay vinaya. but if you stay in bangalore then you can get this at namdhari’s fresh outlets in bangalore.

you can still make the thai green curry, without the thai ingredients. i have made thai curry without the thai ingredients also and the curry was nice. of course not exactly like this thai curry recipe as ingredients like galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass contribute a lot to the flavor and taste.

substitute galangal with ginger – galangal is way different from ginger, but since we don’t get this easily, you can use ginger.
substitute the bird’s eye chilies with the normal indian green chilies.

there are no substitutions for lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves. but you could add a little bit of more lemon rind to the curry.

i hope this helps you to make a nice thai veg curry at home.

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Arvind September 9, 2011 11

Great. Where do you get the thai kit in bangalore?

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dassana September 9, 2011 12

which arvind are you…. are u the arvind from russia?????

and how do you know that i got the thai kit in bangalore.

i have no where mentioned it in the posts.

but to satisfy your curiosity i will give you the info you have asked for.

i use to buy the thai kits from the namdharis outlet in forum mall, white field.

i think you should be able to get this in any namdharis outlet in bangalore.

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anjum December 14, 2010 13

Thanks very tasty
Itried it today and we all loved it

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dassana December 17, 2010 14

thank you anjum

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anthony stemke November 4, 2010 15

a lovely recipe with beautiful pictures. couldn’t wait to try it, especially after reading the helpful tips. thank you.

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