Wednesday 25 April 2012

How to: cook thai green curry

It's been a little while since I've posted a recipe, but never fear, I am back with a belter! I really really love thai food but was a little daunted by the idea of trying to cook it myself, thinking you need a million different spices and what not. Luckily supermarkets cater for the lazy (and novice) chefs, so you can just buy thai paste in jars - no mortar required!

Here's my recipe for veggie thai green curry. This is a vegetarian version, but it's really easy to add in chicken if you're poultry-inclined.

  • quarter of a butternut squash
  • 2 peppers
  • baby corn (about half a packet)
  • mushrooms
  • green beans (a handful)
  • green curry paste (look for a vegetarian friendly version that doesn't include fish sauce!)
  • tin of coconut milk
  • 1 lime
  • rice

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees. Now get your butternut squash, cut in half & de-seed, then chop a quarter of it into big chunks. I'd never cooked with butternut squash before so I hadn't realised how MASSIVE they are! & tough - you'll need a fairly sturdy knife to do your chopping.

Chop up two peppers into chunks, then put them in an oven dish with the squash. Pour a little olive oil over everything, then roast in the oven for about 25 minutes until everything is looking nice and golden.

Add some oil to a large pan or wok and let it heat up (& put the chicken in at this stage if you fancy!). Then pop the baby corn in the pan add the green curry paste to taste (I used three tablespoons). Let this cook for about a minute at a fairly high temperature, before adding the coconut milk and reducing the heat to a simmer. Chuck in the green beans at this stage too and let it bubble happily for about a couple of  minutes.

By now the squash and peppers should be nicely roasted. Add these to your pan, and chuck in some mushrooms too, and leave for a few minutes more (basically until the mushrooms cook). Add the juice of one lime and you're done!

Serve with boiled rice! This recipe makes LOADS, so feed your pals too. Yum.


  1. Oh that looks nom! I might need to try making this, though I might make the veggie version too as I seem to be turning off a lot of meats!

    1. Oooh yeah? I am a big fan of vegetarian food (living with one for years has definitely helped), but still love chicken!

  2. This looks delicious!! I'll definitely have to try this soon, I've never made my own Thai curry.

    1. Ace! I was surprised how easy it actually was. Let me know how you get on! x

  3. its only breakfast here and now i feel like thai green curry. no!!

  4. That looks yummy! I'm not keen on coconut, but I'm tempted to give this a go! XxxX

  5. Yum! That looks really nice, I'll have to try it sometime! All the recipies on here always turn out great! (especially the cheesecakes....) Well done on making it without chicken, I would HAVE to sneak some in! ;)
    P.S. We have the same plates from IKEA! They're green ;) x

  6. I always order Thai food whenever I get myself into the restaurant and dying with green curry looks very special to me and I look for myself that whether this one is available in my favourite restaurants or not...I think I should try to cook it for myself first before going to search in the restaurants...!!


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