Thai Yellow Curry – yummy yellow curry from Thailand – will leave a great taste that you will always remember. In this simple, easy to follow, short taking time recipe where the yellow curry is full of bell peppers, zucchini, and chicken in a curry sauce, you will get a restaurant quality of yellow curry.
THE UNFORGETTABLE AND MEANINGFUL THAI YELLOW CURRY
Thai Yellow Curry is only one of the favorite kinds of Thai Curries that is loved by many. Just try to picture chicken and many kinds of vegetables in rich coconut curry in a curry sauce. Wow, it’s really tasty and satisfying meal, isn’t it?
It’s not that difficult to make an original and traditional curry. You can make any curry that you like when you understand the basic skills in cooking Thai curries. Before going to the main part of this recipe, let’s find out more about Thai Curries.
A Thai curry dish is made from curry paste, seafood, vegetables or fruit, meat, herbs, and coconut milk or water. Thai curries have great distinction with Indian curries in their use of ingredients such as herbs and aromatic leaves over a mix of spices.
It is a must to use curry paste for Thai curries. Thai curry paste use common ingredients such as shrimp paste, red or green and dried or fresh chilies, depending on the kind of curry, onion or shallots, garlic, lemongrass, galangal and coriander / cilantro root.
Some additional ingredients for the curry paste such as turmeric, peppers, coriander seeds, and boiled fermented fish are used depending on the type of curry. These ingredients are traditionally ground with a pestle and a mortar.
Thai curries use many main ingredients such as meat and fish, tree leaves, flowers and vegetables like eggplant, squash, and pumpkins. These ingredients were decided by regional and seasonal availability.
Some additional ingredients such as fresh kaffir lime leaves, fingerroot, and fresh herbs are commonly added to Thai curries. Kaffir lime leaves are commonly cooked along with the other ingredients, but the fresh herbs such as basil are almost always added at the last moment to make the full taste last longer and serve as a contrasting note to the flavors of a curry.
Some Thai Curries are already well-known in the West such as Kaeng Kari or known as Yellow curry, Kaeng Khiao Wan known as Green curry and Kaeng Phet known as the red curry or spicy curry. There are some other popular curries such as Kaeng Pa known as Jungle curry and Kaeng som known as Sour curry.
YELLOW CURRY PASTE
Of course, you can always either try to make your own yellow curry paste or buy the available canned curry paste at the regular food stores. Making the yellow curry maybe will be much easier if you just use this canned-instant curry paste, and it’s good enough.
You can buy it on-line at Amazon or you can buy and find yellow paste curry and many kinds of curry pastes at Asian stores at the ethnic food section.
YELLOW CURRY CHICKEN
How do you make an original yellow curry? With these simple ingredients, you can easily make the Thai Yellow Curry Chicken. They are :
- Yellow curry paste
- Coconut milk
- Red bell pepper
- Bamboo shoots
- Boneless and skinless chicken breasts and chicken thighs
Just prepare a big pot, and then, you make the curry in the big pot and with steamed rice, which is soft and fluffy, the curry sauce will be very tasty.
CAN YOU MAKE A VEGETARIAN YELLOW CURRY ?
Sure, you can. Some vegetables such as zucchini, red and green bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant and several other kinds of vegetables and also tofu are vegetarian and vegan ingredients that can be used to make this yellow curry vegetarian and vegan friendly. Use sugar and salt only for the seasonings.
WHAT MEALS TO SERVE WITH THIS THAI YELLOW CURRY?
Some others meals such as Pad Thai, Green Beans with peanut sauce, Pineapple fried rice and Thai shrimp cake can be served together with this meal for more complete weekday lunch or weeknight dinner.
HOW MANY CALORIES PER SERVING?
COURSE : MAIN COURSE
CUISINE : ASIAN (THAI)
KEYWORD : YELLOW CURRY
PREP TIME : 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME :10 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 20 MINUTES
SERVING SIZE : 2 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 376 CALORIES
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons of yellow curry paste
- 1/3 cup of bamboo shoots
- 8 oz of bite-sized pieces of boneless and skinless chicken breast
- ½ round-chopped small zucchini
- ½ chopped-pieces of small red pepper
- 1/3 cup of coconut milk
- ¾ cup of water
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoons of fish sauce
- Prepare a small pot. And then, the oil is heated over medium heat. Put also the yellow curry paste into the small pot. Put the chicken, bamboo shoots, zucchini, and red bell peppers into the pot when you smell a strong aroma from the curry paste. All of them are stirred to mix well with the curry paste.
- Prepare the lid. Put the coconut milk into the pot and with the lid, cover the pot. Keep cooking for about 3 minutes or until all the ingredients are cooked. Put the fish sauce and sugar into the pot and stir to mix well with the curry. Finally, turn off the heat and Voila, your Thai Yellow Curry is ready and with steamed jasmine rice immediate serve your Thai yellow curry.