Quick fix 4

Being unwell especially on weekends is no fun. I have had enough of bland food for the last couple of days, so I decided to make something tasty and quick for this Monday’s dinner. Vegetable Thai green curry with rice.

What I needed….

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-Thai green curry sauce
-prepared/cut vegetables; carrot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, baby corn, mushrooms
– 1/2 red onion cut length wise
– 6-7 green chillies finely chopped
– 1-2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
– a pinch of salt
– 2-3 table spoon of olive oil.

 

 

 

What I did…..

20121105-083120 PM.jpg– I washed all the vegetables and kept it aside.
– Heated the olive oil in a pan and I added green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Sautรฉd it for a minute.
– Then, I added all the vegetables together along with the chopped onion and sautรฉd it for 3-5 minutes.
– Later I added the Thai green curry sauce (whole bottle) and stirred it for about 1-2 minutes.
– Finally, I added a pinch of salt for taste and let the curry cook on sim for about 5-8 minutes.
*Before I began making the Thai green curry, I used 1 cup of rice to which I added 2 cups of water and let it cook. The rice was cooked around the same time the curry was cooked. Dinner was ready to be served within 15-20 minutes.

 

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Some tips:
– I try and add a lot of vegetables to my Thai curry. I am not choosy about what vegetable goes in. When I pop into the supermarket, I just pick up stuff I feel like for the day. So sometimes I add different vegetables like zucchini, peppers, cauliflower etc. It’s fun to experiment with different vegetables and it is definitely nutritious.
– I avoid buying the Thai curry paste and instead buy the sauce. This is only because it saves me time and hassle from adding coconut milk etc. Hands up! I am a little lazy ๐Ÿ˜‰
– I have always mentioned that adding ginger-garlic paste to most spicy foods will intensify the taste. So I stick by my words and I have added some ginger-garlic paste to my curry.
– Chillies are again an optional, but if you like it spicy, then go for it!
– Chicken or Tofu (might sound weird! But does taste delicious) could also be added to make your curry more interesting. Happy Monday.xx

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6 thoughts on “Quick fix 4

  1. was planning on calling you today…i love thai food…the closest i get to indian food whenever i’m craving for some.I have a side of quinoa instead of rice to boost the protein factor.i loved your curry…share the red curry too i’m a little more partial towards it…:)

    • Samy!! OMG.. I was thinking of you today! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have never tried Quinoa. I should talk to you about it when we next talk. Like you being partial towards your red curry, I like my green curry more and stick to this more often. But when I next try something with my red curry, I will post that. tnx ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. @kav- luks very healthy ….green curry n red curry with rice used to be my lunch most of days when I started workin. Will defenitely try cookin.

    @ saman – I ate quinoa n blueberry muffin n fell in luv with it. I got quinoa n tried cooking at home ..dint like it at all. I kno it’s very healthy n hv a packet lying arnd in my kitchen.May be you shd teach me the right way to cook it.

    • Ya Chetu and adding a lot of veges will make it healthier too! I end up adding whatever I get. lol. I know I really want to try out quinoa as well. If I get to talk to Samy before that, then I’ll get the recipe of her, otherwise i’ll resort to good old ‘google’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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