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8 September, 2012

Veggie Thai Red Curry

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When Kalyani announced
the combo of Pumpkin and Chilles for Magic Mingle the only though I
had was parathas. But since that is quite a staple in my place the kids
were not keen.

Then my FIL did vegetable shopping and
came back with ½ kg of brinjals that are shunned by the girls, I had no
option but mask them.  Then the fridge threw up some surprises!! I
found some par boiled pumpkin and baby corn! What better then to make this
delicious Thai Red Curry?
This is from the IFB Cook Book by Neeta Metha.

VEGGIE THAI RED CURRY

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

For Red Curry Paste

4 dry Kashmiri chillies soaked
in ½ cup of warm water for 10 minutes
½ onion, chopped
8-10 flakes garlic
1 ½ “ginger piece
1 stalk of lemon grass
1 ½ tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin/cumin
6 pepper corns
1 tsp salt
1 tblsp vinegar

Vegetables

7-8 baby corn slit lengthwise
2 small brinjals
½ cup cauliflower cut in small florets
2 cups par boiled pumpkin cubes
7-8 mushrooms (I did not use)

Other Ingredients

 1 ½ cups coconut 
½ tsp soya sauce
2 tblsp coriander
Salt to taste
½ tsp sugar

Method:

1.      To get the lemon grass stalk peel all
the outer layers of the lemon grass till you get to the soft bending part. Use
this.
2.     To make coconut milk grind 1 coconut with 2 ½
cups of hot water to a fine paste. Strain through a muslin cloth or a fine
strainer. Set aside.
3.     Grind all the ingredients of the red curry paste
with the water that the chillies are soaked to a fine paste.
4.     Mix 2 tbsp oil and the red paste and microwave
dish. Microwave for 3 minutes.
5.     Add ½ cup of coconut milk, vegetables except
the pumpkin and microwave for 2 ½ minutes.
6.     Add the pumpkin, stir and microwave for 1 ½
minute.
7.     Add the rest of the coconut milk, soya sauce
and chopped coriander. Mix and microwave for 4 minutes.
8.     Add salt sugar to taste. Microwave for 1
minute. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Notes:
1.             
In place of cauliflower broccoli can be
used.
2.             
In place of lemon grass use zest of 1
lemon.
This is my entry for Magic Mingle#9 @ Sizzling Tastebuds
Serve it Microwaved @Kirthi’s Kitchen

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