Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thai Red Curry


I fell in love with Thai food the first time I tried it!!:) We had gone to a restaurant called 'Bangkok Balcony' here in Pittsburgh. I am not a huge fan of coconut, so I was a bit skeptical about trying the curries, but all the dishes were so yummy!! Since then, it has became my favorite cuisine.  
We recently invited some of our friends for Thai dinner and the menu was Thai iced tea, Thai fresh summer rolls, Spring rolls, Cucumber salad, Thai red curry with brown rice, Pad thai noodles. Luckily for us, everything turned out quite good:). 
I am starting with the Thai red curry recipe. I'll be uploading other pics and recipes soon...



Ingredients:
    2 tbsp vegetarian red curry paste( the one I use is by 'Thai Kitchen')
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    2 cups unsweetened light coconut milk
    2 tsp oil
    3 cloves chopped garlic
    2 tsp ginger paste
    2-3 chopped chillies
    1 cup cubed firm tofu
    2 cups stir-fried vegetables( green-red peppers, water chestnuts, broccoli, mushrooms, baby corns, carrots, soy beans)
    10-12 roasted cashews, 2 chopped scallions for garnish

    Method:
    • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Saute the vegetables until cooked. Add tofu and mix well. Set aside.
    • Reheat the pan with remaining 1 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add the curry paste and stir to combine. 
    • Add brown sugar and 1 cup of coconut milk. Add ginger, garlic, chillies, vegetables, tofu and remaining coconut milk. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
    • Garnish with cashews and scallions and serve with jasmine rice.
    I would like to send this to A.W.E.D. Thai Event hosted by DK's Culinary Bazaar.


    Enjoy!!!
     

    11 comments:

    Bhumika Lathia said...

    Fantastic chai!! Good that you started with the blog....the curry looks too yummy...one day I am gonna try it...would check your blog frequently for new ideas!! Lots of love, Bhumi.

    Chandani said...

    thank you bhumika:)

    Nisarg said...

    Wow! that Chai Red curry (oh 'T'hai red curry) looks amazing! I did not know that Paneer is used in Thai food as well!

    Madhavi said...

    Welcome to the bloggin' world Chandni, very nice blog :))

    hu tane kehvanij hati k mane bajri na vada ni recipe aap so plz post that recipe soon!!! Once again welcome :))

    Chandani said...

    thanks a lot madhavi:) will be coming to you for tips!!
    i am going to new york right now, aavine post karu vada recipe.....

    Purva Desai said...

    Hey Thanks for dropping......
    Join the gang....even I am gr8 fan of Thai food, was planning from many days to try my hands on it.....after seeing ur Red Curry, I guess I should initiate my venture in Thai Cooking...
    Curry looks red, hot and sizzling...
    Awaiting other Thai recipes...

    Yasmeen said...

    Welcome to the blogsphere Chandani!
    Thai curry with tofu and veggies looks deliciously healthy:)

    Sagari said...

    curry looks deleciouss chandani

    Chandani said...

    thanks purva, yasmeen, sagari for dropping by:) looking forward to learning new recipes from you guys...

    Sophie said...

    Your dish looks so delicious, colorful and hearty! I'd like to include your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested :).

    Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger
    sophie@keyingredient.com

    Annarasa said...

    Looks delicious!!

    Apu