Try something new and exciting this year. If you love curries, we have some authentic Thai curries that are sure to have your heart.
If you could name one thing that Indians can’t live without then it would be none other than aromatic curries. Once upon a time, India was the only country that ruled over curries but gradually over the years, curry spread its roots to other regions of Asia. In today’s era, Thailand is one of the few countries in the world that brings us some of the most delicious curries that promise a rich taste packed with flavours and enhancing aroma. Thai cooking is all about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.The curries in India and Thailand mainly differ in their use of ingredients such as herbs and aromatic leaves over a mix of spices. Thai curries are classified into three types on the basis of color. There is red curry, green and yellow curry. In every Thai curry, the paste is first stir-fried in cooking oil before other components are added into the dish. This allows certain flavours in the spices and other ingredients in the paste to develop that cannot be released at the lower temperature of boiling water. If you are someone who has never tried Thai curries until now, we are here to tantalize your taste buds with three rich and aromatic Thai curries.
1. Massaman curry
Massman is one the popular curries in Thailand that was once ranked at top as one of the most delicious foods in the world. It is rich, relatively mild in flavours and filled with fragrance that comes from the use of spices and seasonings. Traditionally, this curry is made with chicken and combined with curry paste , potatoes, onions, tamarind paste, sugar, coconut milk and roasted peanuts.
2. Panang curry
Panang is a type of red Thai curry known for its thick, salty and sweet, with a zesty makrut lime flavor. It is said to have originated from Thailand during the late 18th century. This vibrant dish is prepared by cutting succulent meat into thin strips which is then flavoured with special makrut lime leaves, coconut milk, curry paste, palm sugar and fish sauce.
3. Thai green curry
An authentic Thai green curry is prepared using loads of green chillies which gives it the vibrant ’green’ colour. Usually, a typical green curry tends to be more pungent as compared to mild red curries. The ingredients are not fixed but it is generally prepared with coconut milk, green paste, eggplant, green chillies and sometimes even with fruits.
4. Red Thai Curry
A spicy Thai curry that is packed with piquant flavours and made with loads of ingredients such as chicken, green beans and coconut milk.
5. Thai Curry With Shrimp & Coconut
Just as the name suggests, this Thai curry is prepared with shrimp and coconut. By now, you must have known that coconut is one of the prime ingredients used in every Thai curry.