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Thai Green Curry

My authentic Thai Green Curry recipe. If you can make a good green curry then you can pretty much make any kind of Thai coconut based curry. They are all very similar once you have the basics mastered.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: thai
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Chef Manaow


  • 400 ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Green Curry Paste
  • 300 g Sliced Chicken Breast
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 50 g Palm Sugar
  • 50 g Sliced Aubergine
  • 50 g Sliced Green Pepper
  • 50 g Sliced Courgettes
  • 30 g Mange Tout
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • 1 Long Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Basil


  • Put a quarter of the can of coconut milk in the sauce pan or wok and let it simmer for a couple of minutes
  • Add your curry paste and stir it into the coconut milk until it’s all mixed together.
  • Let it simmer for at least 5 minutes until it becomes fragrant. The longer you leave it simmering the more flavoursome your curry will be! (This is the most important part of the recipe and many green curries end up tasting terrible because the curry paste isn’t left to simmer for long enough).
  • Add the chicken and stir it into the curry paste until all the chicken is covered.
  • Add the remainder of the coconut milk and turn the heat up and bring it to the boil before reducing the heat again to let it simmer.
  • Add the sugar and fish sauce.
  • Stir and then taste. (You can add more sugar or more fish sauce if the flavour isn’t strong enough).
  • Add the aubergine first (as these take longer to cook)
  • When it begins to boil again you can add the courgettes, baby corn and kaffir lime leaves.
  • Bring it to the boil once more and that’s it.
  • Spoon it into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the basil leaves and chilli slices.



  1. Use less curry paste if you don’t want it too spicy
  2. You can use normal white sugar if you don’t have palm sugar
  3. You can use different vegetables if you want (but try and keep the total to 250g)
  4. Use white sugar if you can't find any palm sugar