Thai Green Curry

Updated: May 23, 2019

Thai green curry

Fragrant and zesty Thai green curry is a surprisingly easy dish to cook despite the number of ingredients.

However, when you buy Thai Green paste from a shop it will more often than not have sugar added to it.

Like so many food these days, sugar can be lurking where you least expect it so make sure you always read the labels and if sugar is in the top 5 ingredients stick it back on the shelf!

There are so many benefits of quitting sugar from your diet, I have written about them here 17 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar.

I now make my own curry paste and store it in the fridge for a week or freeze it it an ice cube tray if I know I won't be using it straight away.

One ice cube is roughly the same as one tablespoon.

Be prepared for a long shopping list... and you may not be able to find it all.

I struggled to find galangal for ages, (however it doesn't matter hugely if you leave it out).

Finding Thai Holy basil can be tricky too, but it can be swapped with normal basil.

If you make your own, double up on the ingredients so you can make curry paste in bulk!

You'll also notice that when you make your own paste you don't need as much because the flavours are so vibrant.

Below, I've given the recipe for the paste and for a Thai chicken curry.

If you want a veggie option swap out the chicken for more veggies - like aubergines, broccoli, mushrooms and peppers.