Monday, January 3, 2011

Thai Chicken in Red Curry


I cannot express my love for Thai food in words. Being a Pakistan, I love anything spicy. There are 3 types of Thai curries, out of which two  are very famous. Red curry and Green curry. Today, I am sharing Thai chicken in Red curry with y'll. This Thai Red Curry Recipe is fragrant and sumptuous, and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on your taste. It starts with a homemade Thai red curry paste which is easily put together with your food processor or blender. Add coconut milk, chicken, and you have a healthy and hearty curry dish that will awaken your senses and boost your mood.

Ingredients for Red Curry Paste:

Kashmiri Degi Mirch 6
Onion 1/2
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Haldi ¼ tsp
Zeera whole 1 tsp
Dhania whole or crushed 1 tbsp
Black pepper crushed ½ tsp
Water ½ cup

Method for Red Curry Paste:

  1. Soak kashmiri degi mirch in ½ cup of hot water for one hour.

Chilies soaked in water



2. Blend all the above ingredients together with soaked chilies (with water). 3. Blend until it is smooth in paste. Add 2-3 tbsp of more water only if required. Keep it aside, you can freeze this paste too.
Homemade Thai Red Curry Paste
For Gravy:

Chicken ½ kg cut into cubes or sliced
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Coconut milk 1 cup 
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt 1½ tsp
Red Curry Paste ½ cup heaped 
Fish sauce 1 tbsp
Oil ¼ cup
Green chilies 4-5 slices thinly sliced


Method:

  1. In a wok heat oil, add chicken and stir fried till water dries and chicken is tender.
  2. Add red curry paste, stir for few minutes. 
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir, cook for few minutes  till its thick in consistency.
  4. Add green chilies and serve with Garlic Fried Rice or Plain steamed rice. 








6 comments:

  1. That red curry paste can be used in other curries as well.

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  2. Yes, you can use it in various dishes. In salads, pastas, marinate chicken with this paste and grill it for burgers, and even sea-food :)

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  3. One word:- B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T..:D.seeing something like this at this time of the night..Gosh, where should i go now:s:s?..A dish with all my favorite ingredients..:P..shabash..:)

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  4. Really nice !
    i love cooking too :)
    will definitely try it soon

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  5. Thank you, Sana and Sidra!! :) <3

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  6. I love how Thai chicken starts with Kashmiri mirch!

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