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Thai Red Curry

Vegan Thai Red Curry

Vegan Thai Red Curry Recipe | How to make Vegan Thai Red Curry
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4


For Quick Red Curry Paste(optional)

  • 4-5 Thai Chilies/Whole Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 medium size Red Bell Pepper
  • 1" Galangal/Ginger
  • 6-7 Garlic cloves
  • 1 stick Lemongrass
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 6-7 Peppercorns
  • Zest of 1 medium Lemon/Lime
  • 1 tbsp Lemon/Lime Juice
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Fistful Basil and Cilantro

Thai Red Curry

  • 13.5 Oz Coconut Milk 400 ml
  • 4-5 tbsp Red Curry Paste (Homemade or Store Bought)
  • Assorted Veggies of Choice Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Baby Corn. Zucchini, Broccoli
  • 1-2 tsp Soy Sauce or use Gluten-free Tamari
  • Lemon Zest of 1 lemon
  • Lemon Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Oil optional
  • 1 medium Finely chopped Onion optional
  • 5-6 Fresh Basil leaves
  • Fresh Cilantro for garnish


Make Red Curry Paste

  • When using dried whole red chillies, soak in warm water for about 10-15 mins. then carefully cut and deseed chillies.
  • Take care to wash hands properly to get rid of chillies or else you can wear gloves too if you have sensitive skin.
  • Roast coriander, cumin seeds and peppercorns on medium flame till it gives aroma.
  • Coarsely crush in a motor pestle.
  • In a grinder add all the ingredients for Red Curry Paste.
  • Grind to a smooth and fine paste. Add 1-2 tbsp of water of required.
  • Take out and store in an airtight container till further use.

Method for Thai Red Curry

  • In a pan heat oil and add finely chopped onions.
  • Add Thai curry paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add soy sauce and mix.
  • Add coconut milk and mix well. Cook for about 1-2 mins till it starts to boil.
  • Add vegetables , salt and raw sugar/maple syrup.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame for about other 3-4 mins.
  • Alternatively, you can saute veggies separately in a tsp of oil keep aside and then add to coconut milk and red curry paste mix.
  • Serve hot with Jasmine Rice/Steamed Rice/ Cilantro and Lime Quinoa or Noodles
Keyword Gluten-free recipes, Vegan Thai Red Curry
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