thai veg green curry recipe

thai green curry recipe with step by step photos – 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 very good. we have always loved thai food and this curry recipe is for keeps. i have again adapted the recipe from Dr Benkim’s website. 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 and hot. howeverit had an olive green color instead of fresh green color. that was because, i used dark soy sauce while making the green curry paste. few more tasty thai recipes on blog are:

tips for making 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 had added cauliflower and potatoes. 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. however, 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

i served the thai green curry with lemon grass rice. the combination was good.

if you are looking for more spicy curry recipes then do check:

thai green curry recipe below:

thai veg green curry recipe
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thai green curry recipe

veg thai green curry recipe - vegetarian recipe of a spicy, hot green curry from thailand

course main course
cuisine thai
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 4 to 5
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for thai green curry:

  • 3/4 cup thick coconut milk (I used ready made coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil or sesame oil
  • sea salt or salt as required
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 tablespoon thai basil leaves - chopped (for garnish)

for the green curry paste:

  • 2 - 3 thai chillies + i green chili (i used 2 thai chilies and 1 green chilli)
  • 1/2 inch galangal (substitute is ginger)
  • 2 - 3 shallots
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 4-5 small kaffir lime leaves or 2 to 3 medium kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soya sauce or regular soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon zest from lemon (grated rind of lemon)
  • 3 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1.5 - 2 cups mixed vegetables (vegetables like potatoes, french beans, cauliflower and mushrooms

how to make recipe?

to make thai green curry paste:

  1. take the following chopped ingredients in a grinder jar - 2 to 3 thai red chilies, 1 green chili, ½ cup coriander leaves, ½ tablespoon soy sauce, 2 to 3 shallots, ½ inch galangal, 2 stalks of lemon grass, 2 to 3 medium sized kaffir lime leaves, 2 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and ¼ teaspoon lemon zest.

  2. grind these ingredients to a slight coarse paste without adding water.

  3. if the mixture is too dry and not getting ground, then add some more soy sauce and grind it. you could also grind it with some coconut milk instead of soy sauce. i won't recommend grinding the paste in a mortar and pestle as its too much of hand work .

  4. grind to a little coarse paste. this curry paste is enough for thai curry recipe mentioned in this post.

making thai green curry:

  1. in a pan, heat 2 tablespoon coconut oil or sesame oil. add the green curry paste. saute the paste for 1 minute.

  2. add all the mix veggies. you can use your choice of veggies.

  3. add 2 cups of water and mix well.

  4. cover and cook till the veggies are almost done. but don't overcook the veggies.

  5. add ¾ cups of coconut milk and mix it with the rest of the paste. 

  6. also add salt as required. mix very well.

  7. bring the entire curry to a boil. then garnish the thai green curry with chopped thai basil leaves.

  8. serve the thai green curry with warm lemon grass rice or plain jasmine rice or steamed basmati rice.


how to make thai green curry recipe:

a) preparing thai green curry paste:

  1. take the following chopped ingredients in a grinder jar – 2 to 3 thai red chilies, 1 green chili, ½ cup coriander leaves, ½ tablespoon soy sauce, 2 to 3 shallots, ½ inch galangal, 2 stalks of lemon grass, 2 to 3 medium sized kaffir lime leaves, 2 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and ¼ teaspoon lemon zest.

thai veg green curry recipe

2. grind these ingredients to a slight coarse paste without adding water. if the mixture is too dry and not getting ground, then add some more soy sauce and grind it. you could also grind it with some coconut milk instead of soy sauce. i won’t recommend grinding the paste in a mortar and pestle as its too much of hand work . grind to a little coarse paste. this curry paste is enough for thai curry recipe mentioned in this post.

thai veg green curry recipe

b) making thai green curry:

3. in a pan, heat 2 tablespoon coconut oil or sesame oil. add the green curry paste. saute the paste for 1 minute.

thai veg green curry recipe

4. add all the mix veggies. you can use your choice of veggies.

thai veg green curry recipe

5. add 2 cups of water and mix well.

thai veg green curry recipe

6. cover and cook till the veggies are almost done. but don’t overcook the veggies.

thai veg green curry recipe

7. add ¾ cups of coconut milk and mix it with the rest of the paste. also add salt as required. mix very well.

thai veg green curry recipe

8. bring the entire curry to a boil. then garnish the thai green curry with chopped thai basil leaves.

thai veg green curry recipe

9. serve the thai green curry with warm lemon grass rice or plain jasmine rice or steamed basmati rice.

thai veg green curry recipe




27 thoughts on “thai green curry recipe, how to make veg thai green curry recipe”

  1. I managed the kit, but underestimated the spice level, so ended up adding sugar and loads of coconut to dilute the heat!!! But of soooo finger licking good …..
    Thanks for another great recipe.

  2. Thankyou Amitji for such a simplified and quick receipe..I tried it and it turned out awesome, everyone at loved it!

  3. I made it and it’s really amazing test,very useful and also very nice description of veg thai curry. We enjoyed nice taste ,thanks.

  4. 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.

      1. Hi Dassana, It is actually Light Soya. Dark Soya actually has a different Flavor and Light Soya actually tries to come close to Fish Sauce. Just be careful with Light Soya though. Different Light Soya has different Soya content which tends to change the taste in the curries. For best results, use Who Hup Light Soya Premium. Its the best.
        You can get this at Godrej Nature basket.

        1. thanks for the info vergis. when this post was written, i would only use regular soy sauce and dark soy sauce, but now i have even used light soy sauce. agree on the soy content in the soy sauce. i will check this brand and see if i can get it here.

  5. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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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