Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Green Curry Chicken

Curry is one of the foods I grew up with, but not until I hit my 30's had I had my first taste of Thai green curry.  I learned this dish from a Thai friend who always made this at home whenever I visited her.  If she had not shown me the ingredients, I would have never known how to make this Thai dish.  Warning:  It is so good that you will eat more rice than your usual.


1 tbsp Mae Ploy brand green curry paste
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 can shredded bamboo shoot
1 lb. Thai eggplant, quartered (or orkra, sliced)
1 lb. chicken
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp of sugar
1 stalk Thai basil (optional)


1.  Heat oil in pan and stir the garlic and curry until fragrant.
2.  Add in the chicken pieces and cook until golden brown.
3.  Add in the bamboo shoot and stir.
4.  Pour in coconut milk and water.  Mix well.
5.  Add fish sauce and sugar.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
6.  Add Thai eggplant (or okra) and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes or until eggplant is soft.
7.  Add Thai basil.
8.  Serve over Jasmine rice.


I also added some okra along with the eggplant this time.   Dilute it with more water if you think the soup is too thick and add fish sauce instead of salt.  Green curry paste is very hot, adjust to your prefer taste.


  1. This was really good!

  2. Oh my husband and I just love Thai food. We'll have to try this.

  3. Laura, Thanks for stopping by and the comment. I have a few more Thai homemade food my friend taught me and I'll post them when I made them.