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Thai Green Curry

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Nothing beats a fresh-cooked meal with awesome flavors that is a treat to your eyes and appetizing too. It’s green, leafy, earthy, and creamy.


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 3/4th cup Green curry paste
  • 3/4 cup Broccoli florets.
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup tofu
  • 5 kaffir leaves
  • 10 Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. To a saucepan, heat peanut oil. Add Thai green curry paste, stir and cook for 5 to 6 minutes over a medium flame to remove the raw flavor of the curry paste.
  2. Add broccoli florets that have been blanched already. Mix the broccoli with the curry paste, stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Then add coconut milk, the first extraction of the coconut milk which is very thick. (You can add 1/2 cup of water to get your desired consistency)
  4. Add the cubed tofu and kaffir leaves. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add a handful of Thai basil leaves, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Mix everything well and cook for 1 minute and serve.


  1. Ensure not to thicken the sauce for long; or else the curry will lose the fresh green color
  2. To bring down the heat, you can always remove the seeds and pith from the chilies; in case if it’s too spicy after cooking, alter the curry with coconut milk
  3. Fish sauce is added to give the saltiness
  4. Sometimes when you reduce the chilies to adjust the spice, the green color might be pale; the trick is to blend in more of coriander leaves or basil leaves
  5. For that extra crunch, sauté the veggies first before adding them to the curry
  6. When choosing your favorite veggies, choose the softer ones that cook faster
  7. Much of the flavor of lemongrass is in its lower stalks; trim the top and use most of the bottom stalk (say up to 5 inches)
  • Category: Maincourse
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: thai green curry , green curry , green curry recipe