Most of us have our own way of making thai curry..some use the ready made paste, some make their own paste and some just add the powder! Well i am giving u an easy recipe of how to make a nice “different” thai curry. This pic has been taken out by my friend Koshi Chellani as i gave her the recipe on the phone. If you dont have lime grass or lime leaves dont panic… you can still enjoy this curry.
2 cups of mixed vegetables of your choice..she used mushrooms, beans, baby corn
1/4 cup of cubed tofu
to be made to a paste : 1/4 onion, 4 flakes of garlic and a small piece of ginger and a little fresh red chilli if u wish
1 onion cut fine
1/2-1 cup of coconut milk
2 -3 teaspoons of Nitu Didi red thai curry powder
a bit of finely chopped lemon grass and a few lime leaves (if you have)
red chillies slit…again if u wish
a little chopped coriander
2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of cooking oil
heat the oil in a good saucepan and add the paste and let it fry til the raw smell goes away. Once that has been done add the chopped onion and salt and let the onion soften. Then add the red thai powder and the vegetables according to cooking time (that means the ones that take longer to cook should be added 1st and then the rest incorporated gradually). Add the water , lemon juice , the lemon grass, lime leaves and lemon juice. Cook till the veggies are done then lastly add the coconut milk and bring to a boil and serve hot with a nice bowl of steamed rice!!