Kaeng Khari Pak

For a spicy vegetarian dish try Sompong Saejew's simple recipe for an aromatic Thai vegetable curry
Kaeng Khari Pak
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  • Serves: 1-2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 coriander roots, plus stems
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 275 ml coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 20 g onions, finely sliced
  • 30 g white button mushrooms, quartered
  • 30 g aubergines
  • 30 g broccoli, broken into florets
  • 20 g mangetout
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • dashes of coconut cream, to garnish

Method

1. Using a pestle and mortar, pound the garlic with the coriander roots and stems into a paste.

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok until hot. Add the garlic paste and red curry paste and stir-fry for 2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add the curry powder and turmeric and stir-fry for 1 minute.

4. Add the coconut milk and bring to the boil. Mix in the sugar and soy sauce.

5. Add the onion, mushrooms, aubergine, broccoli, mangetout and cherry tomatoes and simmer until the vegetables are just tender, around 5 minutes.

6. Serve garnished with a dash of coconut cream.

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