I love cooking and more often than not, something edible comes out of it. I tried making Thai Green curry the other day and it turned out pretty good. It was actually an experiment of a stir fry combined into a green curry. Here is the recipe for any takers. Guess this picture will help to ignite your taste buds!
ü 2 cans coconut milk
ü 1 small onion
ü 3 green chilies
ü Red, green and yellow peppers – 1 cup
ü Vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, beans, carrots and peas – 2 cups
ü 3 cloves garlic and a thumb size of ginger (very finely chopped)
ü Fresh basil leaves – ½ cup
ü Fresh tofu – 1.5 cups
ü Thai green curry paste – 2 to 4 tsp depending the spice quotient of your tongue
ü Olive oil - 3 tsp
ü Soy sauce and chili garlic sauce
v Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, peppers, green chilies and basil leaves and sauté for a few minutes.
v After that add all the vegetables and stir fry them for 5-10 minutes with soy sauce and chili garlic sauce.
v Cut the tofu into small cubes and shallow fry it in oil.
v In a bowl, take half a cup of coconut milk and add soy sauce and chili garlic sauce and mix well. Soak the fried tofu in this mixture for 10 minutes.
v This gives a good taste and flavor to the tofu.
Thai Green Curry:
v Once you are done with the stir fry and the tofu, it is time for the finale.
v Heat oil in a wok and add the green curry paste (2 – 4 spoons depending on how strong your palette is) and fry for a minute until you get a good fragrance.
v Now add the remaining coconut milk to the wok and allow it to simmer for around 5 minutes. Adding basil leaves here will give you more fragrance.
v Now add the soaked fried tofu to this mix and allow it to simmer for a couple more minutes.
v Finally add the stir fried vegetables and cook it for some more time.
v Check for salt and spice and adjust with more Thai green curry paste, salt, soy sauce or coconut milk until you get the desired taste.
v That is it and yummy green curry is ready. Serve it with hot Thai jasmine rice.
And do let me know if it turns out well and more importantly do not curse me if it is not edible. I am sure you will do well.