Monday, September 13, 2010
Red Thai Curry
Thai curry is mainly coconut based with a strong flavour of spices and can be from mild to red hot depending on your taste.This dish normally has a soup-like consistency and is served in a bowl and eaten with steamed rice.
The authentic curry is originally made from shrimp paste which renders inappropriate for vegetarians.Here is a more simpler version and adding your favourite veggies is always welcomed.
8-10 medium sized button mushrooms, chopped as desired
1 cup sweet corn
5-6 basil leaves
2tps Olive oil
2tsp chopped garlic
1 cup tomato paste
2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
1 tsp lemon grass finely chopped
pepper and salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic. Add tomato paste and cook until you don't smell the raw taste of tomatoes.Now add coconut milk, mushrooms, sweet corn, salt pepper and lemon grass. Cook until the curry looks thick enough and garnish it with fresh basil leaves.
Serve the curry with steamed or garlic rice.