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Cooking with Thai curry pastes

By - herve
21.12.20 10:17 AM

the simplest dish to make at home !

27th December 2020

Thai curries are a backbone of traditional Thai cuisine and perhaps the most effortless dish to make at home.

There are three kinds of Thai curries—red, yellow, and green—which are sorted by the color of the curry paste.

They all share some common ingredients, but the addition of different types of chilies, spices, and herbs add to the overall color and flavor. It’s the color of the chili that imparts each signature hue to the paste, and each curry paste has its own distinctive flavor.

Thai curry pastes

It should not surprise anyone that red curry is made with the addition of several red chilies, while green curry is made with green chilies, and yellow curry is made with the addition of turmeric adding a sunny yellow color to the preparation.

In Thailand, these 3 curry pastes have slightly different taste characteristics in addition to their colors. 

Over time, however, other ingredients have also been added to the curry pastes to enhance each recipe, making them even more distinct from one another.

green curry paste

Green Curry Paste

Made with green chilies, this fragrant curry paste is full of flavor!
Coconut milk, basil, and Kaffir lime help to balance the spice level.
Try it with chicken, fish or zucchini.

Green Curry recipe
red curry paste

Red Curry Paste

The most famous (and versatile) of Thai curry pastes. It’s used in an assortment of dishes generally with the addition of coconut milk, making the flavor a little spicy and sweet.

Red Curry recipe
yellow curry paste

Yellow Curry Paste

The mildest out of the three, it’s the fresh turmeric and cumin that give it that wonderful bright color.

Simmer it with some prawns or chicken.

Yellow Curry recipe

Ideas for Using Curry Pastes

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