September 21, 2007

TASTE of Thai- Thai red curry

Red Curry is a Traditional Thai dish which is a subtle blend of sweet, sour, hot and salty flavors to make your taste buds tingling. Flavored with fresh spices, kaffir lime leaves and fresh sweet basil leaves it is a harmonious dish with chicken. One can make the Red Curry Paste from scratch but the easiest is to make it with a store bought paste which is easily available at any Asian grocers or popular American super markets.This curry can be made mild, medium or hot and is sumptuous when eaten with Jasmine rice. This is one hearty dish that can easily lift your spirits and boost your moods.

1 lb chicken breasts diced
1 onion diced
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 small broccoli cut into pieces
1 can button mushrooms
1 can bamboo shoots
1 can water chestnuts
a handful kaffir leaves
a handful basil leaves
2 tbsp Thai Red Curry paste
1 can coconut milk(use low fat, thin milk if you want a low calorie version of the curry)
2 tbsp Tom Yum paste
2 tbsp olive oil

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and saute till transparent. Add the chicken and stir fry on high heat for 2-3 mins.Now add the bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, brocolli and mushrooms. Stir fry for additinal 3 mins. Add the red curry and tomyum pastes. Mix well for 2 mins. Finally add the coconut milk, kaffir leaves and basil. Lower the flame;cover and cook till done.


1 comment:

Saju said...

yum! We are have a Thai inspired lunch next Sunday. Look out for the recipes