Thai Green Curry: The Recipe You've Been Waiting For

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
2 p
30 min

Authentic Thai green curry!

The most requested recipe is finally here!

We love the color, the spiciness and its creaminess.

The Thai green curry is a typical recipe which you will find all over Thailand.

I first tried this dish about four years ago, in a small Thai restaurant in Koh Lanta, located in Krabi province, and I absolutely fell in love with it.

thai green curry

What’s Green Curry Made Of?

These are the main ingredients you need for this green curry paste.

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down.


  • Long green chillis
  • Sweet basil leaves
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Lemongrass
  • Tumeric
  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander
  • Coriander seeds
  • Salt
  • Miso paste

How To make Curry Paste at Home

What Goes In Green Curry

  • Chicken (you can substitute with pork, beef, veggies or fish)
  • Coconut milk
  • Broth
  • Eggplant
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Sweet basil leaves
  • Red chili pepper
  • Green curry paste
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar

How To Make Thai Green Curry At Home

How to Serve Thai Green Curry

The best way to serve green curry is to accompany it with basmati rice.

My favorite way to cook basmati rice is in the Instant Pot.

A cooking method that makes the rice fluffy and lump-free.

How to store leftovers:

You can keep it for 1-2 days at most tightly sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Is Hotter – Red Or Green Curry?

Thai green curry paste is less spicy than its red version, in any case, if you don’t like spicy too much, you can decrease the amounts, although doing so will make the dish a little less flavorful.

How to Make Vegan Curry

Making vegan green curry is so easy:

  • Use tofu instead of chicken. Or use just the vegetables.
  • Use vegetable broth.

The Best Green Curry Recipe From Thailand

thai green curry

It’s spicy, aromatic, sweet and salty.

All at the same time!

Super easy and quick to prepare, I learned how to cook this exact recipe in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

You must know that, in Thai cuisine, the most important thing is the right balance of flavors: sour, sweet, salty and bitter.

Below are the easy instructions for making a chicken Thai green curry.

It is super easy to prepare with an authentic taste.

For an all-Thai dinner also serve these delicious spring rolls.


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Thai Green Curry: The Recipe You've Been Waiting For
Recipe details
  • 2  p
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 100g of Sliced chicken cubes (you can substitute with pork, beef or fish)
  • 1 Cup of coconut milk
  • 1 Glass of any broth
  • 1 Cup of sliced eggplant
  • 2-3 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 10-15 Sweet basil leaves
  • 1 Sliced red chili pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of green curry paste
  • 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon of sugar

Add the coconut milk to the wok and turn on medium heat.
Add the green curry paste and stir well until you can see the oil coming from the coconut milk.
Add chicken, lime leaves, and stir until chicken is cooked through.
Add the eggplant and continue to stir for 3-4 minutes.
After that, add the broth and bring to a boil, all over medium heat, then add the soy sauce and sugar and stir well.
Once the vegetables are cooked, your delicious green curry is ready!
Pour the curry into a bowl and garnish with red chili and basil leaves
Serve with Basmati rice and enjoy!
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