Kap Khun Kha - Authentic Thai Green Curry

Kap Khun Kha - Authentic Thai Green Curry

This is an authentic Thai green curry made from scratch. Unlike shop bought curry paste, you can enjoy the fresh aroma of the green curry paste. It's very spicy but so delicious.

Ingredients: 2 servings

7~10 stalks
2 stalks
★Hot green chili peppers
1 packet
3~5 cloves
Red pepper
150 g
Coconut milk (store-bought)
200 ml
200 ml
Pure curry powder (shop bought)
2 teaspoons
Fish sauce
2~3 tablespoons


1. Make green curry paste with the ★ ingredients.
2. Wash the cilantro well and chop roughly. Use the roots as well. Use only 5 cm from the root of the lemongrass. Remove the stem of the hot green chili peppers. Leave some basil for garnishing, and chop the rest. Roughly chop the onion.
3. Blend all the ★ ingredients in a food processor.
4. When it's smooth, the paste is done.
5. Roast the red pepper until the skin is blackened, and remove the skin. Slice thinly and put aside on a plate.
6. Cut the aubergine into large bite size chunks using a rolling cut. Cut the chicken into bite sizes.
7. Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil (not listed) in a wok. Heat until it starts smoking, then add the aubergine and stir fry until lightly brown.
8. Add chicken and stir fry.
9. Add green curry paste (3 tablespoons) and fry for 1~2 minutes.
10. Add water and coconut milk. Bring it to the boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2~3 minutes until smooth.
11. Transfer to a serving bowl. Put the red pepper strips and basil on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

Shop bought green curry paste became unsatisfactory for me. So I decided to make green curry paste myself.