• Leanne M.

Thai yellow curry

Thai yellow curry was one of my first discoveries in the world of Thai food... the best discovery after that was that you can make Thai food.. pretty low carb and with really fresh, healthy, natural ingredients!

Part A) - If you want to cheat and buy the yellow curry paste skip to part B 😌

  • 5-20 dried red chiles

  • 1 tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan )

  • 1 lemongrass stalk

  • 3 shallots

  • fresh ginger peeled - roughly 6”

  • 2 tbsp curry powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander / seeds if you can get them

  • 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp tumeric

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • • 1/2 tbs of shrimp paste

The amount of chillis you use will greatly determine how hot your curry will be

5 chillis makes a quite mild curry

10 chillis  for medium

15 chillis for medium to hot

20 chillis = HOT 🔥🔥

Of course you can go in between with these

  1. Soften your chiles in a bowl in  hot water for about 3-4 minutes . Don’t forget about them!!

  2. Trim the root and outer leaves off the lemongrass, Just use the white part and a small bit of the green.

  3. And it’s go time! Fire up a food processor and in all your ingredients! Purée until a smooth paste.

  4. Keep it in a jar in the fridge and use within 5 days OR section it up and freeze it to use after

Part B

Ok so you’ve got your curry paste (via your own hard work or a trip to Tesco)

Now grab....

•A tin of coconut milk

•Coconut oil


  • I would suggest white cabbage, asparagus, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and mangetout but put the veg YOU like in! These are just my favourites for yellow curry (:

  • Meat - if you’re going for meat I always suggest chicken, cook it before you add it in the curry (:

How to!

Ok so first you want to get your saucepan nice and hot put two tablespoons of coconut oil in the pot once it started melting its time to get your paste.

This tends to vary for me every time but add 2 - 3 dinner spoons of curry paste and start stirring it around the pot once it’s hot add your tin of coconut milk and get stirring! This isn’t going to look thick for a while! Watch for the colour coming into it and then you’re good to add your veg and optional cooked meat!

Remember curries get even nicer with age! So this is a great one to make and bring to work the next day! Bang it in the microwave with some cauliflower rice for a healthy low carb alternative ✨

Now that you’ve mastered a yellow curry

Apply the same method for massaman, red or green !

ill post follow up recipes for curry pasted for the above! (:  

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