Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Hot and good
- 1 cup chicken (in smallish bite sized pieces)
- 1⁄2 cup coconut milk
- 1⁄2 cup Japanese eggplant (makhua puang - these are small round eggplants)
- 3 tablespoons red curry paste
- 2 tablespoons nam pla (fish sauce)
- 1 tablespoon sweet basil
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar
- 2 kaffir lime leaves (or a little lime zest)
- Cut the chicken up, then briefly fry the curry paste until fragrant, reduce the heat, add the coconut milk slowly, and continue to stir while cooking until a thin film of oil apppears on the surface.
- Skim off the oil, and discard it.
- Add the chicken and other ingredients except the eggplant.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the chicken begins to change colour.
- Adjust the flavors to suit yourself.
- When it is at a boil again add the eggplant and continue till thechicken is cooked through.
- Serve with steamed white Jasmine rice.
I will never order red curry in a restaurant again! This recipe is excellent. I, fortunately, had some kaffir leaves. If you don't, add some lime juice or grated lime peel. (both are OK substitutes.) Also, use a good brand of fish sauce. This was a little too hot, so I cut the curry down to 2 heaping TBSPs. You'll love it!
This is SO good! Nicely spicy and, yes, HOT. Just right when craving Thai food. I expanded the recipe, and used more eggplant. I also added some blanched green beans. I substituted brown sugar for palm sugar, and cut back on the sugar quite a lot. I did use all other ingredients specified, but did not measure so carefully, rather seasoning to taste. Will definitely make this again. Thank you very much for this lovely recipe.