Winter Warming Thai Recipe: Healthy Herbs for Hearty Curries

As winter’s frosty fingers spread a frigid chill over the country, healthy herbs for hearty curries take the spotlight on the menu. Cooking with fresh herbs and spices brings an authentic and rich flavour back to the kitchen. Ginger, turmeric and garlic make a flavourful base for a belly-warming Thai curry. This has to be the simplest and most straightforward 3-step recipe for a scrumptious winter warming meal. This is how you make a Thai curry:

You will need:

    • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2 tsp each ground turmeric and coriander
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 4 small green chillies, chopped
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
    • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
    • 6 green cardamom pods, cracked
    • 12 curry leaves, plus extra deep-fried leaves to serve
    • 400ml can coconut milk
    • 1 cup fish stock
    • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh turmeric
    • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 600g whiting fillets cut into 4cm pieces
    • 1 lime
    • Steamed basmati rice and coriander leaves, to serve

Method:

Step 1

Make a paste using the turmeric, garlic, and chilli. Pound the ingredients together using a mortar and pestle until they are well mixed. This process not only combines the ingredients, but it also releases the flavourful aromas that make the curry so memorable and delicious.

Step 2

In a deep frying pan, lightly brown onions in the sunflower until they are soft. After about 3-4 minutes, the onions should be cooked. Add the chilli paste and continue to stir for another 3-4 minutes. Continue to cook as you add all the spices, and after 2 minutes, add the stock and the coconut milk. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients mix well.

Step 3

Allow the mixture to cook, stir occasionally. Add the fish and allow it to soak and cook until it is tenderly cooked. Allow the curry to cool before serving. Serve on a bed of basmati rice, a drizzle of lime juice, and curry leaves as garnish.

This recipe is simple to prepare and delicious. The entire preparation time is 20 minutes, cooking time is 35 minutes, and the recipe above recipe caters to four servings. Along with that, this recipe is packed with nutrients. Prepare extra and store in the freezer to enjoy later.

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