Thai Veg Green Curry Recipe, How to make Thai Veg Green Curry Recipe

Veg Thai Green Curry Recipe: Thai Green Curry

Thai Veg 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 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.

thai veg green curry recipe

I served the Thai Veg Green Curry with lemon grass rice. The combination was good. You can also check Thai Veg Red Curry and Thai Yellow Veg Curry. Even, this turned out so well.

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 red chillies, 7-9 kaffir lime leaves, thai basil, 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 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 hand work . 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 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 details below:

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Thai Veg Green Curry Recipe
 
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Thai Green Curry - A vegetarian recipe of thai green curry.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
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 ready made 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
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 4-5 small kaffir lime leaves or 2 to 3 medium 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 or regular soy sauce
  • ½ tsp 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. Grind to a little coarse paste. This curry paste is enough for thai curry recipe mentioned in this post.
  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.


Comments

  1. Lepcha says

    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.

  2. Vinaya says

    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 :)

    • says

      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.

    • says

      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.

    • dassana says

      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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