Here are the ingredients for green curry paste:
5 long green chilis
10 green Thai chilis (more or less to taste)
2 lemongrass stalks
11 garlic cloves
A handful of Thai basil leaves
A bunch of fresh cilantro
2 inches galangal
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon white peppercorns
1 teaspoon salt
Blending the Green Thai curry paste
Start by crushing the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and white peppercorns in your mortar and pestle .
Chop the lemongrass, galangal, chilis and shallots.
Add all the ingredients (sans spices) to a food processor or a blender. Grind it till everything is roughly blended.
Then, add the spices and blend again until you get a smooth paste. If need be, add a splash of water to make a smooth blend.
How to Make Green Curry Vegan
Thai green curry is a great vegan or vegetarian meal option. Here is how…
Avoid animal protein and use any vegan protein of your choice. Tofu is great choice for Thai green curry, or simply make an all-veggie Thai green curry. Additional veggies that can go in this curry are mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, spinach or sweet potatoes.
Replace fish sauce with more soy sauce, or tamari sauce or vegan fish sauce.
Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
Leftovers and Storing Thai Green Curry
As with any other curry or stew, Thai green curry is excellent as leftovers. Make a huge batch and it’s a great meal prep idea. Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. To reheat, simply warm over low heat on stove top until hot, or microwave.
We don’t recommend freezing this. The quality will go down, as coconut milk might break down after freezing.
Now, how about making your favorite Thai food any day, any time in your own kitchen. No more ordering mediocre Thai curry from your local Thai restaurant.
Just gather all the Asian staples and whip up these amazing flavors tonight, and scarf it down to your heart’s content. Make this chicken Thai curry tonight, Thai Hot… medium spicy… or mild… The choice is yours!