Popular in Thailand, this dish can be made at home easily. It is called green for its typical colour coming from green paste, which is what we basically start to make our green thai chicken curry with. If you make your homemade green paste, don’t be surprised by its heat intensity. It is very hot indeed. Much hotter than this one ready to use you can buy in the supermarket. If you don’t want your chicken curry to be spicy too much, be careful about the amount of green paste you start to make your green chicken curry with.
When I wanted to make my chicken curry milder, I was not starting to cook it with a green paste at all. But I have picked up a couple of basic green paste ingredients, a crushed clove of garlic, chopped shallot, grated knob of ginger and two whole green chilli peppers. I combined them in the pan with a groundnut oil over medium heat. I followed the rest of the original thai green chicken recipe as usual. My chicken curry cooked this way was spicy enough and tasting delicious.
What I like about cooking this exotic dish, is a combination of the tender chicken and refreshing vegetables, all in one pan. On the top of that, the coconut milk adds a special touch to the dish and makes it really creamy. Simply delicious!
Simmering slowly in the coconut milk, makes chicken really tender. I add vegetables later, after cooking the chicken for a while, trying to not overcook them.
To make a homemade green curry paste you will need:
3 large green chillies, deseeded, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
3 shallots, chopped
2 tsp ground coriander
knob of ginger, about 2 cm, peeled, chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
lemongrass stalks, chopped/optional/
2 tbsp groundnut oil
Combine all the green curry paste ingredients in the jar of an electric blender. Blend together until smooth.
It is the best to serve your green chicken curry with steamed basmati rice.
Hope you will enjoy cooking your green chicken curry and you will succeed in achieving the desired strength.
Looking forward to receiving your comments below. Enjoy your green chicken curry dinner!