Thai Green Curry

4 servings


35 minutes

total time


4 - 6 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste (Maesri best) OR (Note 1)

1 quantity homemade green curry paste (Note 1)

2 large garlic cloves (, minced)

2 tsp fresh ginger (, finely grated)

1 tbsp lemongrass paste (Note 2)

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup (250ml) chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium

400 g/14oz coconut milk (, full fat, Note 4)

1 - 3 tsp fish sauce *

1 - 3 tsp white sugar *

1/8 tsp salt *

6 kaffir lime leaves (, torn in half, Note 5)

350 g/12 oz chicken thigh (, skinless boneless, sliced, Note 6)

2 Japanese eggplants, (, small, 1cm / 2/5" slices, Note 7)

1 1/2 cups snow peas (, small, trimmed)

16 Thai basil leaves (Note 8)

Juice of 1/2 lime (, to taste)

Crispy fried Asian shallots (, high recommended, Note 9)

Thai basil or cilantro/coriander (, recommended)

Green or red chillies slices (, optional)

Steamed jasmine rice


Heat oil in a heavy based skillet or pot over medium high heat.

Add curry paste (and garlic, ginger and lemongrass Extras, if using) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until it mostly "dries out" - see video. Don't breath in the fumes!!

Add chicken broth and coconut milk, mix to dissolve paste.

Curry in a jar seasonings: Add 1 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp sugar, no salt.

Homemade curry paste seasonings: Add 3 tsp fish sauce, 3 tsp sugar, 1/8 tsp salt.

Add kaffir lime leaves. Mix then bring to simmer.

Add chicken, stir then lower heat to medium so it's bubbling gently. Cook 7 minutes.

Add eggplants, cook 5 minutes until soft.

Taste sauce. Add fish sauce or salt for more saltiness, sugar for sweetness.

Add snow peas, cook 2 minutes until a bit softened, then stir through basil and lime juice. Sauce should have reduced but will still be a be on the thin side, not thick - that's how it's should be. DO NOT keep simmering - sauce will darken.

Serve curry over jasmine rice with garnishes of choice.


Serving Size



352 kcal

Total Fat

31 g

Saturated Fat

25 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





54 mg

Total Carbohydrate

16 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

7 g


7 g

4 servings


35 minutes

total time
Start Cooking