Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adpated from "Simply THAI Cooking" by Wandee Young and Byron Ayanoglu. This excellent beef curry is a bit time consuming to prepare. The complex seasonings, though, are a real treat, and make this dish worth the time invested. I've tweaked slightly as the portion sizes were a bit small in my family's opinion. Otherwise, the recipe is a published in the book. (edited to correct fish sauce amount 3/19/09)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in wok or large frying pan. Add vegetables and stir-fry until crisp tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add garlic and curry paste and stirfry for 45 seconds. Immediately add coconut milk and lime zest. Stir-cook for 1-2 minutes until it's bubbling and thick.
  3. Add beef. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add fish sauce and sugar and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Return veges to pan. Add 3/4 of basil leaves. Stir-fry just until veges are hot.
  4. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with remaining basil. Serve immediately accompanied by steamed rice.
Most Helpful

4 5

Never cooked Thai food before this recipe. It was good but the amount of fish sauce was listed incorrectly (had since been corrected) so it was a bit pungent. Will make again.

5 5

Great dish. I've spent a lot of time in Thailand, and this is as good as any beef dish I ever had in Korat. Thanks for posting.