Recipe – Vegetarian Green Thai Curry

thai green curry


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


For the Green Paste

  • Lemongrass: 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Cilantro (Dhania patti): 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Green chili: ½ Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Basil Leaves: 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Green Lemon zest: 1 teaspoon (Grate a green lemon’s outer layer)
  • Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion: ¼ Cup, finely chopped
  • Ginger: 1-inch piece, finely chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Coriander Seeds: 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 Tablespoon
  • Black peppercorns (Kali mirch): 8-10
  • Water: ½ Cup or as required

For the Curry

  • Mixed Vegetables: 4 cups, washed and chopped in small pieces (2 Carrots, 7-8 green Beans, ½ cup cauliflower, ½ cup broccoli, 1 zucchini, handful of Peas)
  • Water: 3 Cups
  • Paneer or Tofu (Cottage Cheese): 1 cup, chopped into 1-inch cube pieces
  • Salt: 1 1/2 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  • Coconut Milk: 1 cup
  • White Corn Flour: 1 Tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: ½ Tablespoon


  • Blend all the ingredients, mentioned in the green paste section. Use little water to make a thick paste. Keep it aside.
  • Boil the chopped vegetables with 3 cups of water and salt till veggies are 80% cooked. You may cook them in a pressure cooker till 1 whistle or you may boil them on a pot for 15-20 minutes. Do not overcook the veggies, as we are going to boil it again. Turn off the heat and keep it aside.
  • In a small bowl, take 1 tablespoon white corn flour and 2-3 tablespoon hot water. Mix it well, so there are no lumps and keep it aside. You may use water from the boiled veggies’ pot.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in another pot.
  • Add the green paste and saute for 3 minutes in medium heat.
  • Add the tofu pieces and saute for another 1 minute.
  • Add the boiled vegetables with water, corn flour water and soy sauce. Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk. Lower the heat and simmer the gravy in low heat for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot with plain white rice or chapati (tortilla).

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