Tasty, Easy Thai Green Curry

Food glorious food…. I love cooking and baking and I am always trying out new recipes on the family. My kids have learned to eat foods from all over the world and I am so grateful that they enjoy all kinds of food. I have always been the kind of mum who only cooks one meal – if you don’t like it then you go hungry. Our kids have had to try everything given to them and as a result they eat most things. Of course there are things they aren’t wild about but they have learned to be thankful for whatever we have to eat.

I was really proud of my kids when we were invited to a Dim Sum meal which is the typical Chinese tea consisting of a number of small dishes.  We had met some Chinese people that we were trying to befriend and they invited us for this meal. The menu was in Chinese writing and so we were unable to order. Our host proceeded to order a number of dishes, all of which were completely foreign to us. When the food arrived, I was still no wiser as to what it was that we would be eating. I could identify one thing – chicken claws!!!

Well E12 was a star – he decided to tackle the meal as a “Fear Factor” challenge. He was the first to try a chicken claw while we all tucked into whatever else we were eating. I still have no idea what it was as it didn’t taste like anything familiar to me, but actually I think I would rather not know what it was. The whole family were fantastic – we all ate graciously and without complaint. The family hosting us were amazed at our children eating what was put before them and secretly we could tell they were very impressed but also touched by us adopting their culture without complaint.

Anyway I digress… back to the topic!! As a result I am always keen to try different foods. Living in New Zealand has awakened us to Asian and Indian food more and more and we love it. Some of our favourite food is Thai food. So below is a delicious recipe for a Green Thai Curry. This is very easy to make and is delicious.


  • 3 cloves garlic
  •  2tsp. chili sauce or some chilli powder ( I make mine very mild)
  • 2 shallots OR 1/3 cup purple onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce (available in tall bottles at Asian/Chinese food stores)
  • 1 – 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 4 lime leaves (fresh or frozen – available at Asian/Chinese food stores), cut with scissors into strips (discard stems) – If you can’t get these no worries – I often don’t have them!
  • ½ cup fresh coriander including stems
  • 1 tsp. dark soy sauce OR 1 Tbsp. regular soy sauce
  • 1 can coconut milk 
  • Beef/ chicken/pork   chopped into thin pieces (Whatever meat you choose)
  • 2 peppers, red and green
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp green curry paste.
  • Saute you onion, garlic, peppers and spices together. Add your meat and brown. Add your curry paste to this and cook for a couple of minutes. Add your  sauces (chilli,fish,soy etc.). Add sugar to taste.

    Lastly add you coconut cream and simmer till meat is cooked through. Serve with rice and enjoy!! This is a quick meal to cook – should take no longer than half an hour to make. To make it really tasty, add chopped coriander on top – the best part of it all!!!

    In fact this curry is so easy, you can use anything in it really. Sometimes I use sliced green beans and carrots amd even potato – as long as you use your curry paste and coconut cream, you will get the desired flavour, so have fun experimenting.






    3 thoughts on “Tasty, Easy Thai Green Curry

      1. 4maze Post author

        Great, glad to hear you enjoyed it – it’s one of my favourites (especially with the coriander!!)


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