Thai Green Curry with Chicken & Eggplant

    50 minutes

    Use a mortar & pestle to pound herbs to release the flavours or use a food processor.


    Western Australia, Australia
    9 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • For Green Curry Paste
    • 2 stalks lemon grass cut into 1-cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon sliced galangal
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander root
    • 8 garlic cloves
    • 10 green Thai chillis
    • 10 green jalapenos
    • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
    • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced kaffir lime rind/ lime rind
    • 2 cups (500 ml) coconut milk
    • 500g boned chicken breast, sliced in pieces
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fish sauce
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 cup eggplant sliced/cubed
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coconut cream
    • 6 fresh kaffir lime leaves. Fresh/dried (optional)
    • 1/4 cup sweet basil leaves
    • red jalapeno for garnish

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place all the green curry paste ingredients in an electric blender and process until the mixture is smooth, or pound in a pestle and mortar.
    2. Stir the coconut milk in a large pan ( slow fire ) for 20 minutes. Add green curry paste into the saucepan.
    3. Heat to boiling , add the chicken, fish sauce and sugar. Cook for 10 minutes and reduce to slow boil. Add the eggplant and simmer for 4 minutes. Add the coconut cream and stir to combine. Add the kaffir lime leaves and basil leaves. Remove the contents to a serving bowl, garnish with the red pepper and serve.
    4. Serve with Rice or Vermicelli

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    I put in long beans and peas. These were the only veggies in my fridge. Lovely dish and easy to cook  -  17 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)


    This recipe is fantastic probably one of the best thai dishes ie tried - def worth aking the paste - Have to give this one a go! although i did put in 12 green and birdseye rather than the scotch bonnett but i probably could take the heat of a couple of scoth bonnet next time - YUm  -  09 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)