This Thai Green Chicken Curry tastes so clean and vibrant. So comforting, yet with bold flavours, it is loved by kids and adults alike.
One of the reasons why Thai food is just so delicious is because there is an emphasis on always having a combination of sweet, salty, spicy, sour and bitter. So the flavours are complex and interesting, yet always balanced.
Rogan and I went on our honeymoon to Thailand. I loved the food so much. I did foolishly think that I could keep up with the Thai locals in the chilli stakes while eating out on several occasions and asked them not to hold back on the heat. They always tend to ask Westerners because the true Thai cookery is hot hot hot! I am a chilli addict but literally could handle it. I noticed the waiters out of the corner of my eye laughing at my attempt to finish their dish.
If you’ve ever looked through a Thai cookbook, it can be a little daunting. Many of the recipes have ingredients that are pretty foreign to the Western pantry. There are many components and a large variety of ingredients. The green curries are the simplest to prepare and all the ingredients are easily found in large supermarkets. I have simplified this recipe even, omitting galangal. But by all means, do use it if you have access to it!
This curry is really comforting yet very flavourful. Often we associate comfort food with dull or bland flavours, but that is not the case here. This is a real crowd pleaser for kids and adults. I have not put a spin on this recipe or added any out of the ordinary ingredients – its just a classic green curry with the balanced flavours of sweet coconut milk, salty fish sauce, sour lime and a little heat from some mild green chilli.