Today I am preparing a popular Thai dish called Thai coconut curry with vegetables. As the name suggests, coconut is wildly used as an ingredient for cooking Thai dishes, this adds a creamy texture to their curries.
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2 cups Jasmine rice
Water to boil rice
1/2 small onion chopped finely
1 red and green bell pepper sliced thinly length wise
1/2 cup baby corn
1/2 cup broccoli
2 tsp brown sugar ( or coconut sugar )
1 inch ginger grated
1 tsp red chili flakes
2 tsp soy sauce
1 cup water
2 tsp Thai red curry paste
Ginger, garlic, brown sugar and curry paste
|Saute onions, ginger ,garlic in oil|
|Add vegetables and curry paste|
|Add coconut milk|
|Add brown sugar,soy sauce and check for salt|
|Thai coconut curry with Jasmine rice|
1.Heat 2 cups water, as water begins to boil,add washed 2 cups jasmine rice. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat. Close burner and drain the cooked rice.Add few drops of oil to moisten the rice. Keep aside.
2. Using a medium wok, heat 2 tbsp oil,add in onions, allow them to become slightly translucent. Add garlic, ginger and 1 tsp red chilly flakes. Next, add vegetables and continue cooking.
3. Add in curry paste, continue stirring over medium heat. Add soy sauce and now add 1 cup coconut milk, Allow the curry to cook further for another few minutes,add in 1 cup water and cook further for 5 to 6 minutes. Garnish with few sprigs of basil leaves.
For Non vegetarian option, simply brown some boneless chicken cubed pieces, along with the onions. The other steps are the same.
Enjoy this Thai curry with warm jasmine rice.