How can I make my Thai curry more flavorful?

In this article, we answer the following question: How can I make my Thai curry more flavorful? We talk about the secrets of Thai cuisine: ingredients, species, and the perfect combination of sweet, sour, and spicy. 

How can I make my Thai curry more flavorful?

To make your Thai curry more flavorful you have to have patience and let all the ingredients slowly release their flavor. That is why so many recipes ask you to simmer the curry and to make sure you do not skip any step.

Thai curry is a type of dish that we can taste in all parts of the country, with different very delicious versions depending on the region. In Thailand, we can enjoy a wide variety of curries, such as red, green, Panang, Massaman, and yellow curry, which is the least spicy of all and the one that needs the least ingredients in its preparation, making it easier to prepare outside of Thailand.

If you feel like eating something light and very healthy, without fat, you can cook one of the countless kinds of Thai curry. Thai red curry can be made with chicken, beef (provided it is cut into very thin strips because the cooking time is very short) fish, or seafood. The food is very tasty and fragrant, and the time spent in the kitchen will not exceed half an hour.

What do you need to prepare Thai curry?

– 500 grams boneless chicken breast (diced)

– 1 large red pepper cut into cubes

– 2 chopped red hot peppers

– 4 cloves of crushed garlic

– 1/2 finely chopped onion

– 1 thread of lemongrass (crushed and cut into large pieces)

– 1 teaspoon of coriander powder (or crushed coriander seeds)

– 1 bunch of coriander leaves

– 1 teaspoon of cumin powder

– 2 tablespoons fish sauce

– 1 teaspoon brown sugar

– 450 ml of coconut milk

-300 ml of chicken soup

– 3 teaspoons of red curry paste (“red curry paste” can be found at Mega Image)

– vegetables: you can put vegetables of several kinds, at your choice – mushrooms, peas, green beans, eggplant.

– 2 tablespoons lime juice

Cooking Thai curry step by step

1. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a wok, pour 3 teaspoons of red curry paste, crushed garlic, finely chopped onion, pieces of lemongrass, coriander powder, cumin powder, and chopped hot peppers. Stir continuously for 3-4 minutes to release the flavor. Pour the chicken soup, mix, add the coconut milk, and mix well over high heat for ten minutes.

2. Then add the diced chicken and the mushrooms and vegetables, cook until the chicken is ready. Add two tablespoons of lime juice, two tablespoons of fish sauce, and a teaspoon of brown sugar. To taste, it can be made spicier by adding chili powder. Garnish with shredded coriander leaves and eat with boiled jasmine (or basmati) rice. It takes a maximum of 30 minutes until is ready to eat!

Other FAQs about Curry which you may be interested in.

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The secrets of Thai cuisine: spicy tastes and fusion of strong flavors

Thai cuisine has managed in recent years to become as beloved as the Indian or Italian. What is her secret? First of all, the fresh ingredients, cooked for as little time as possible, and secondly, the fantastic spices that create irresistible combinations for the taste buds. Can an amateur or novice chef prepare Thai food at home? Definitely yes! You just have to know the little secrets behind the best “dishes”.

Ingredients that are not missing from Thai cuisine

If you want to be inspired by Thai cuisine to design your recipes, you should always have the following ingredients at hand:

  • fresh vegetables
  • rice noodles
  • rice
  • Seafood
  • Coconut milk
  • over
  • tofu
  • legume
  • soy sauce
  • fish sauce

Not only the ingredients you use are very important in Thai cuisine, but also the utensils. The wok is the special pan, in which you can prepare vegetables in a stir-fry style, quickly and without losing too many nutrients.

Essential spices in Thai cuisine

Thai cuisine is often a complex fusion of many cuisines, including those in Europe, but it seems that nowhere else do spices give more flavor to dishes. In Thai cuisine are used especially:

  • curry
  • basil
  • ginger
  • suffer from India
  • lemongrass
  • pepper
  • Mint
  • coriander
  • turmeric
  • galangal
  • palm sugar.

Sweet, sour, and spicy combinations, a delight of Thai cuisine

For those who love spicy food, Thai cuisine is a perfect choice. It is not a dish that is tasteless, on the contrary, it will be sweet-sour, spicy, healthy, or moderately spicy. With influences from several Asian cuisines, Thai food is well balanced nutritionally and is very healthy.

Even “fast food” foods, consumed on every street corner, have something special and are good for health. According to Thai tradition, it is not good to eat the delicious dishes alone, the gesture being unlucky. Eating is a holiday and should be shared with close people.

Final thoughts

In this article, we answered the following question: How can I make my Thai curry more flavorful? We talked about the secrets of Thai cuisine: ingredients, species, and the perfect combination of sweet, sour, and spicy. 

We remind you that to make Thai curry more flavorful you have to simmer the curry and let the ingredients release their flavor. Besides, not only the ingredients you use are very important in Thai cuisine, but also the utensils!

If you have any questions or comments on the content, please let us know!

References

Thaiest.com – Thai Food Dishes You Must Try

Thespruceeats.com – Traditional Thai Recipes

Aboutthatfood.com – Thai Food

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.