Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

This Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry is super quick and simple to make! This gorgeous version includes chicken, sweet potato, peas, and tomatoes. Feel free to use this slightly spicy, creamy, coconut curry sauce as a base and add whatever you fancy! You’ll be amazed by how good it tastes! Delicious, one-pot dinner ready in 30 minutes!

Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

Whenever I have a chance to eat in a good Thai restaurant, I do it. For me, there’s nothing better than an authentic Thai curry made with fresh, homemade red curry paste.

But let’s be honest, making red curry paste from scratch at home is difficult – it requires lots of ingredients that are not easily accessible! Plus, who has the energy for that after a long day at work? Definitely not me.

So here it is – my simple, quick recipe for coconut curry sauce that tastes like Thai red curry but is made with common ingredients that you can find in the supermarket. It’s fresh, aromatic, and full of flavors. Sure, it won’t have as deep flavor as the authentic Thai curry made with fresh red curry paste, but it still will taste wonderful. And for the dinner ready in 30 minutes, you’ll be amazed how good it is.

What goes into my Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry:

  1. Garlic, ginger, and chilli – basics.
  2. Lemongrass – you can use fresh, in paste, or dried.
  3. Soy sauce and fish sauce – to add this salty, complex, umami flavour.
  4. Lime juice – to fresh it up!
  5. Sugar – for the balance.
  6. Coconut milk – full-fat please!
  7. Fresh basil – works perfectly here.

I’m not using any store bought Thai red curry paste because it’s not easy to find it in Peru. But feel free to add it! It’ll taste even better!

Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

Make it your own

I make this curry often because it’s super simple! Plus, it’s ready in 30 minutes! Perfect, quick dinner for a busy week or a lazy weekend.

You can make it with meat or without, and add any vegetables you like. Every time I make it, I add different veggies depending on what currently is in my fridge. It’s incredible how you can add almost anything to this sauce and it’ll still taste wonderful. So feel free to add any vegetables you want!

For this beautiful curry, I went with chicken, sweet potatoes, peas, and tomatoes. Delicious!

Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

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This Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry is super quick and simple to make! This gorgeous version includes chicken, sweet potato, peas, and tomatoes. Feel free to use this slightly spicy, creamy, coconut curry sauce as a base and add whatever you fancy! You'll be amazed by how good it tastes! Delicious, one-pot dinner ready in 30 minutes!

Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time6 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time26 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

Sauce
 400 ml Coconut milk
 3 Garlic cloves
 1 Fresh chilli
 2 tsp Ginger (grated)
 1 Lime (juice)
 1 tbsp Lemon grass (chopped/dried/in paste)
 1 tbsp Sugar
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 2 tbsp Fish sauce
 Handful of basil leaves
 1 tsp Red curry paste (optional)
 Oil
Additionally
 1 Chicken breast
 1 cup Chicken broth
 1 Sweet potato
 2 Tomatoes
 ½ cup Peas
 Salt
To serve
 Rice

1

Cut chicken breast into small cubes. Season with salt set aside.

2

Wash and peel the sweet potato and cut into small cubes. Wash tomatoes and cut into small cubes.

3

Heat oil in a large pan or work over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, and sugar. Fry for around 3 minutes. Add more oil if needed and add chicken. Fry for 3 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and tomatoes and fry for 3 minutes.

4

Now add all the remaining ingredients except fresh basil - chicken broth, coconut milk, peas, soy sauce, fish sauce, and lime juice.

5

Simmer for around 20 minutes - until the chicken and veggies are cooked and the sauce thickens slightly. It shouldn't be really thick - but it's totally up to you. If you prefer a thicker sauce, turn the heat up and simmer for a few minutes more.

6

Taste and add more fish or soy sauce for saltiness, sugar for sweetness, and chilli for spiciness - if needed.

7

Remove from the heat and top with fresh basil leaves.

8

Serve with cooked rice.

Ingredients

Sauce
 400 ml Coconut milk
 3 Garlic cloves
 1 Fresh chilli
 2 tsp Ginger (grated)
 1 Lime (juice)
 1 tbsp Lemon grass (chopped/dried/in paste)
 1 tbsp Sugar
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 2 tbsp Fish sauce
 Handful of basil leaves
 1 tsp Red curry paste (optional)
 Oil
Additionally
 1 Chicken breast
 1 cup Chicken broth
 1 Sweet potato
 2 Tomatoes
 ½ cup Peas
 Salt
To serve
 Rice

Directions

1

Cut chicken breast into small cubes. Season with salt set aside.

2

Wash and peel the sweet potato and cut into small cubes. Wash tomatoes and cut into small cubes.

3

Heat oil in a large pan or work over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, and sugar. Fry for around 3 minutes. Add more oil if needed and add chicken. Fry for 3 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and tomatoes and fry for 3 minutes.

4

Now add all the remaining ingredients except fresh basil - chicken broth, coconut milk, peas, soy sauce, fish sauce, and lime juice.

5

Simmer for around 20 minutes - until the chicken and veggies are cooked and the sauce thickens slightly. It shouldn't be really thick - but it's totally up to you. If you prefer a thicker sauce, turn the heat up and simmer for a few minutes more.

6

Taste and add more fish or soy sauce for saltiness, sugar for sweetness, and chilli for spiciness - if needed.

7

Remove from the heat and top with fresh basil leaves.

8

Serve with cooked rice.

Easy Everyday Thai Red Curry

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