If you were to ask us, is this an authentic Thai red curry? We will say with confidence that the spirit of red curry has not been compromised. Ingredients such as galangal, shrimp paste and kaffir lime are not easily available in countries outside Southeast Asia. Even if they are available, they are laced with chemicals and preservatives. They are also not worth the price. In our Thai red chicken curry, we have used ginger for galangal and dried shrimps for shrimp paste. We managed to find kaffir lime leaves at a cheaper price. However if they are not within your reach, substitute with lemon zest.
Our Thai red chicken curry recipe will yield 6 servings, with 369 kilocalories in each. To make Thai red chicken curry, you will need the ingredients listed below,
Ingredients, Measurements & Nutritional Values
|To Make Thai Red Curry paste|
|Dried red chilli||3|
|Black pepeprcorns||1/4 tablespoon|
|Coriander seeds||1 tablespoon|
|Cumin seeds||1 teaspoon|
|Dried shrimp||20 grams|
|Coriander root||A handful|
|Lemon grass||20 grams|
|Kaffir lime leaf||2|
|Dry roasted peanuts||20 grams|
|Palm jaggery||30 grams|
|To Make Thai Red Chicken Curry|
|Coconut oil||1 tablespoon|
|Chicken wings||350 grams|
|Dried basil||1 tablespoon|
|Homemade coconut milk||450 ml|
|Homemade chicken stock||450 ml|
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- Chicken contains all the amino acids essential for human health.
- Chicken is a good source of vitamin B3 which is responsible for converting carbohydrates into energy.
- Garlic contains anti-inflammatory compounds that are essential for maintaining a healthy musculoskeletal system and respiratory system.
- Ginger contains a flavourful component called Gingerols that protects the body from Colorectal Cancer.
Video Walk Through – Thai Red Chicken Curry – Kaeng Phet From Scratch
Instructions – Thai Red Chicken Curry – Kaeng Phet From Scratch
Make Thai Red Curry Paste
- Set a skillet on medium heat.
- Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, black peppercorns, dried shrimp, shallots, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, coriander root and dry roasted peanuts. Dry roast them for 2 minutes on medium heat and brown them mildly.
- Transfer the dry roasted stuff to a grinder.
- Add kaffir lime leaf and palm jaggery. If you don’t find kaffir lime, you may use a teaspoon of lemon zest. Cane or coconut jaggery can be substituted for palm jaggery. If you cannot find any jaggery, go with brown sugar. However, palm jaggery is the healthiest option that makes the curry special.
- Grind everything into a thick paste. Do not add any water as the moisture from the ingredients is more than enough to bring the paste together.
- Set aside.
- Set a skillet on medium heat and add half a tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Once the oil heats up, add chicken wings and sear them for two to three minutes.
- Remove the chicken wings from the skillet and set aside.
Make Thai Red Chicken Curry
- Set a sauce pan or pot on medium heat.
- Add coconut oil.
- Once the oil is about to smoke, add thinly sliced brinjal (eggplant) and saute for a minute.
- Add the freshly made Thai red curry paste and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add a part of homemade coconut milk and salt to your taste. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes. Click here or on any of the appropriate hyperlink for instructions to make coconut milk.
- 10 minutes later, add the seared chicken wings and mix well for a minute.
- Add homemade chicken stock. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes. You may add water instead of homemade chicken stock, however the latter makes the curry taste better. Click here or on any of the appropriate hyperlink for our homemade chicken stock recipe.
- 10 minutes later, add the remaining coconut milk and mix it in.
- Cover the pot and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.
- 30 minutes later, uncover the pot and add dried basil leaves. Mix well and turn off the heat in a minute. If you can find fresh basil leaves, nothing like it. Anyway, cook with whatever you have.
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