COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: THAILAND // GLOBAL
TIME TO PREPARE: 30 MINUTES // TIME TO COOK: 30 MINUTES
Ingredients for Thai Curry- Serves 4-6 People
- 1 Large Onion
- 1 Large Zucchini
- 1 Large Sweet Potato
- 1 16 oz Can of Chickpeas (Also called Garbonzo Beans)
- 2 Large Bell Peppers
- 1 Head of Broccoli
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Olive/Vegetable Oil
- 4-6 Dried chilies // Can substitute with Red Pepper Flakes
- 4 tbsp Curry Powder
- 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- Rice // Can use minute rice for convenience
The word curry comes from the Tamil word kari. Tamil is a language and ethnic group from southern India... so that might reinforce the belief that curry is an Indian dish. But the story behind curry just isn't that simple! There are Thai, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Malaysian, Mauritian and even British curries are out there too. They all resemble some kind of flavorful, intensely spiced sauce with vegetables and meat. But curry all over the world has changed with international trade. Chilies and potatoes from Latin America, spices from China, a variety of different meats... all these things make for a wide spectrum of colorful and tasty curries.
Below, we've used Thai curry spices but added whatever vegetables we found in our local grocery store. We kept it vegetarian, but chicken or beef strips are a nice addition too! Curry is a truly global dish, so feel free to experiment on your own (perhaps after you try our recipe first though!). Especially follow the steps for making the sauce. Everyone knows how to sauté veggies! In the sauce lies the true secret to a successful curry...
Making this dish is actually really easy! The only tricky part is juggling the sauce and veggies at the right time but all the hectic bits can be avoided with some proper preparation. Also, don’t be shocked at the amount of spices! That’s the key to the curry’s success!
The most important thing is to adjust the spices to your taste and ability to withstand it! Really the big question is how spicy you want it, you can add more red pepper/chilies or remove them altogether. The remaining spices aren’t hot spicy, just spicy spicy!
ENJOY YOUR MASTERPIECE!
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Recommendation by: Tessa Coggio // Tessa is currently a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany and is writing about some of the important topics she’s come across on her blog.