Thai Style Vegetable Curry with a Unique Twist

This recipe for Thai vegetable curry takes inspiration from my extensive travels throughout South East Asia. It's the perfect choice for those seeking a hearty and creamily delicious, yet nutritious meal during the chilly winter season. By using a homemade curry paste, creamy coconut milk, and a selection of wholesome vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, and sugar snap peas, this curry is guaranteed to satiate your hunger. The inclusion of fish sauce, kaffir lime leaf, and a touch of coconut or brown sugar creates a delightful fusion of authentic flavors. A crucial step in the recipe involves blending the curry base, imparting an incredible richness without the need for additional fat found in traditional coconut cream-based recipes. For a complete meal, serve alongside fragrant jasmine rice or rice noodles.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced Thinly sliced white onion, approximately 1

  • Two carrots, peeled and thinly sliced Two carrots have been peeled and skillfully sliced into thin pieces. The peeling process ensured their cleanliness, and now they appear in a delicate, thin form. Their thinness allows for a quicker cooking time and offers a visually appealing presentation. These thinly sliced carrots are ready to be utilized in any recipe that calls for this particular preparation technique.

  • 3-4 tablespoons of my very own Homemade Thai Curry Paste (Recipe Here)

  • 1 can of coconut milk with a net weight of 14 ounces.

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 kefir lime leaf

  • 1 sliced bell pepper with seeds removed

  • 1 zucchini or any other type of summer squash, cut into slices.

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • <h1>1 cup of washed sugar snap peas</h1> <p>You will need 1 cup of sugar snap peas that have been cleaned thoroughly.</p> <p>Make sure to wash the peas before using them in your recipe.</p>

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar or brown sugar can be used

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly chopped cilantro or Thai basil for garnishing will add a unique touch to the dish.

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by heating the coconut oil in a sizeable sauce pot on medium heat. Proceed to add the onion and carrots, allowing them to cook for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables have adequately softened.

  2. Put the curry paste into the saucepan and mix it well with the vegetables. Allow it to cook for a duration of 1-2 minutes, until a pleasant aroma is released.

  3. Add the coconut milk, water, and kaffir lime leaf into the mixture. Allow it to come to a gentle boil and continue cooking for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. new container. Vitamix blenderAlternative to Blenders: Choose a Different Appliance or Opt for an Alternative Blender immersion blenderIn order to achieve a delightful silky texture without the need for excessive calories from coconut cream, it is crucial to thoroughly blend the curry until it reaches a smooth consistency.

  5. Add the chopped bell pepper, sliced zucchini, and broccoli florets back into the pot containing the curry. Allow the mixture to simmer over medium heat for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables reach your desired level of tenderness.

  6. Combine the fish sauce and coconut sugar or brown sugar into the mixture, ensuring it is well mixed. Adjust the seasoning with salt according to your preference.

  7. Present the curry in bowls, adorned with newly picked cilantro and fragrant Thai basil. Accompany it with the choice of Jasmine rice or rice noodles served alongside.

 

Nutritional Information

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 310

Total Fat: 22g

  • Saturated Fat: 18g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 640mg

Total Carbohydrates: 27g

  • Dietary Fiber: 7g

  • Total Sugars: 12g

  • Added Sugars: 4g

Protein: 6g

Nutritional Information Vitamin D: 0mcg Calcium: 78mg Iron: 4mg Potassium: 685mg Essential Nutrients Vitamin D: 0mcg Calcium: 78mg Iron: 4mg Potassium: 685mg

Please take note that the provided nutritional information is merely an approximation and may differ based on the particular ingredients and brands utilized.

 

Different dietary restrictions necessitate various alternatives.

  • Vegetarian/vegan: If you prefer a vegetarian or vegan option for Thai curry, all you need to do is exclude the fish sauce. Vegetarian/vegan: For those following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, preparing a delicious Thai curry is as easy as leaving out the fish sauce.

  • To create a Thai curry suitable for low-carb or keto diets, switch out regular rice for cauliflower rice and swap starchy veggies like sweet potatoes and butternut squash for low-carb options such as cauliflower, broccoli, and green beans.

  • Paleo: In order to create a Thai curry that aligns with the paleo lifestyle, simply swap out starchy vegetables for low-carb ones.

 
“Curry can be compared to a close-knit family. Just like in a family, each ingredient in a curry recipe brings out the best in the others, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. Just as each member of a family possesses their own unique qualities, every batch of curry has its own distinct characteristics. And similar to how a family needs time to bond and grow, curry requires simmering to reach its full, flavorful potential. ”
— Marge Kennedy

Tips and Tricks

  • store-bought curry paste: It is possible to utilize high-quality store-bought curry pasteIf creating your own is not something you desire, you have the option to not do so. If creating your own is not something you desire, you have the option to not do so.

  • Include proteins: Although this Thai curry primarily consists of vegetables, you have the option to incorporate proteins such as shrimp, tofu, or chicken towards the conclusion of the cooking process. Allow them to cook until they are perfectly done.

  • Blending the soup is a technique that can be used to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency, as stated in the recipe. This step is particularly beneficial for those who prefer not to use coconut cream, which tends to be high in calories. Moreover, blending can be utilized in various other dishes to attain a pleasantly creamy texture without incorporating excess fat into the recipe. vitamix or any other high-performance blender The provided tool will assist in achieving a supremely smooth puree.

  • To enhance the taste and texture of your curry, you have the option to incorporate various types of coconut milk - ranging from low-fat to full-fat or even coconut cream. However, it's important to note that opting for full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream will elevate the calorie content of the dish.

  • Keffir lime leafis an essential component in creating the authentic taste of this curry. It is highly recommended to visit your nearby Asian supermarket or store in order to acquire it. onlineThe freezer is an optimal storage place where they can be kept in good condition for an extended period of time.

  • Avoid overcooking the vegetables: It is important to be mindful of not overcooking the vegetables when incorporating them into your curry. To maintain their texture and bring a sense of freshness to the dish, ensure that vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and snow peas retain a slight crispness.

  • Adjusting Heat in Thai Curry: The level of spiciness in Thai curry can be easily adjusted to suit individual preferences. This can be done by either increasing or decreasing the amount of curry paste used or by incorporating fresh chili peppers into the recipe. It is important to continuously taste the curry as it cooks and make adjustments to the seasoning until it reaches the desired level of heat. It is worth noting that Thai cuisine is known for its love of spicy flavors, so take this into consideration when experimenting with the heat of your curry.

  • Store the fundamental soup in the freezer: In the case of desiring to create a sizable quantity of Thai curry, it is possible to store the base soup (comprised of the curry paste and coconut milk blend) in the freezer devoid of the vegetables. Subsequently, when you are prepared to consume it, defrost the soup and incorporate your preferred assortment of fresh vegetables for a fast and effortless meal.

  • Enhance the taste of your Thai curry and make it more authentic by incorporating fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, or mint. It is important to add these herbs towards the end of the cooking process to prevent wilting and preserve their flavors.

  • Try different Vegetables: You have the option to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your curry, such as bell peppers, carrots, bamboo shoots, cauliflower, snow peas, eggplant, green beans, onions, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, mushrooms, and nutritious greens like kale or spinach. These are all excellent choices to enhance the flavors of your curries. For optimal taste, I personally prefer to use vegetables that are in season and of the highest quality.

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