Veg Thai Red Curry – Spicy flavourful curry made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk and with lots and lots of vegetables. It is a very simple recipe and does not require much effort.
This is one dish to make if you want to see your kids eat their veggies happily. Seriously there were gorging on broccoli, peppers as if there is no tomorrow. I can understand why it was so. These veggies when cook with red curry paste and coconut milk become very flavourful and juicy.
I have used Broccoli, red pepper, green capsicum and baby corn here. You can use cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, pineapple also if you like.
This is a very versatile dish and can be made to suit your family’s taste. Like I don’t make it too spicy if I am making it for kids. We serve it with a bowl of rice and with all those vegetables it makes a very light and comforting meal.
How to make Veg Thai Red Curry
Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 20-25 minutes
for onion paste:
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger grated
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1 red capsicum sliced into strips
1 green capsicum sliced into strips
8-10 baby corn ( I have used canned baby corn) cut into long strips
1 – 1½ tbsp Thai Red Curry paste
1 can (400 ml )coconut milk
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
10-15 basil leaves
juice of 1 lemon
Note: if you like spicy use 1½ tbsp of red curry paste.
you can add water if you want. I don’t as we like curry thick.
To make Veg Thai Red Curry
Let’s start with making Onion Paste. Grind onion, garlic, and ginger to a fine paste. Heat oil in a large wok/ or kadhai. Sautè Onion paste till the raw smell goes and it becomes thick. it will take around 4-5 minutes.
Now add Broccoli florets, red bell peppers, and capsicum. If you are using fresh baby corn instead of canned you should add them now. Cook for 3-4 minutes till the veggies is a little tender. add curry paste, give it a good stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Add coconut milk to the veggies.
Let this curry simmer for another 10 minutes till veggies are perfectly soft.
add Baby corn, salt, and sugar now. taste the curry and adjust the spice if you want more. Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
Veg Thai Red Curry is ready. Garnish with basil leaves and add lemon juice just before serving. If you want you can add some water also to the curry. We like our curry thick so I did not add.
Serve hot with a bowl of rice.