Thai Red Curry with Vegetables and Coconut Milk
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An easy Thai red curry that can be made in 30 minutes! It is a healthy and light meal that is gluten free.
Recipe type: Vegetarian, Meatless Meals, Curry
Cuisine: Thai, Curry, Vegetarian
Serves: 2-3
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or thinly sliced
  • 1 small piece of (peeled) finely chopped ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp red curry paste, adjust to taste*
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric**, optional
  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce***, optional & adjust to taste
  • splash of soy sauce, adjust to taste
  • 1 can coconut milk, 400 ml or 13.5 oz (or use half coconut milk & half vegetable broth)
Vegetables I Used:
  • 1 small eggplant, cubed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, evenly cut
  • small head of broccoli or as many florets as desired
  • small bunch of fresh baby spinach
To Serve:
  • rice noodles or steamed white rice
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok, once warm saute the onions until soft. Next add the ginger and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the eggplant, bell pepper and broccoli florets and saute for a few minutes. Next add the curry paste, turmeric, fish sauce, soy sauce and stir to mix all ingredients well. Allow to cook for 3 minutes then pour in the coconut milk and add the spinach. Cover and simmer under low heat until vegetables have cooked to desired tenderness. Serve over rice noodles or steamed Jasmine rice.
*I use my homemade curry paste, recipe can be found here: If you are using store bought start with a small amount then work up to your desired spiciness and taste. **I add the turmeric for color and additional nutritional value, but feel to omit if you like.*** Please notice that using fish oil means this recipe is not vegetarian. To make the curry vegan/vegetarian omit the fish sauce or replace with vegan fish sauce.
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