Thai Red Curry With Tofu & Vegetables


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Thai curries are famous for their distinct flavors and the coconut base. And I love the fact that you can create beautiful variations by using different types of curry pastes or spice blends to make a red, green or yellow curry. This Friday night, we experimented with the Thai Red Curry made with Tofu and vegetables. What better way to get some protein, vitamins and loads of nutritious juices into our system than make a fulfilling curry! The best part, it was so easy to make, did not need much preparation, as we used a ready-made paste, and it tasted great with hot Jasmine Rice. Perfect for Vegans too! Flavored with lemongrass, basil, kafir leaves and laden with veggies, tofu and bamboo shoots, this Thai Red Curry is surely something that will please your palates!

Ingredients
Adapted from original recipe over at Epicurious

1 medium onion, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large garlic clove, chopped
2 teaspoons bottled Asian red-curry paste such as Thai Kitchen brand
1 (14-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk (not low-fat)
1 teaspoon salt
1 (1-lb) package frozen mixed vegetables such as broccoli, corn, and red peppers
1 (14- to 16-oz) block firm tofu, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (optional, omit for vegetarians)
1/4 cups water

Method
Cook the onion in oil in a wide 4-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to moderate, then add garlic and curry paste and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Stir in coconut milk, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in vegetables and return to a boil. Cover pot, then reduce heat and cook at a brisk simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Gently stir in tofu and simmer curry, partially covered, until vegetables are tender, 7 to 8 minutes.

Remove pot from heat and stir in fish sauce and salt to taste.

To make Jasmine Rice, rinse rice briefly in a sieve and drain, shaking sieve to remove excess water. Bring rice and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart heavy saucepan over high heat, then cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook rice over low heat until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the delicious Thai Red Curry with Tofu in a serving bowl, garnish with some basil and lime wedges, and serve hot with Jasmine Rice.

Need more Thai inspiration? Then check out these basic Thai sauce recipes and Thai Pineapple Fried Rice recipe


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18 comments :

Trish said...

I love Thai curry...admittedly I love the green curry the best...but all Thai curry is good! And Tofu and veggies...bonus!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Have always loved thai red curry...cant wait to try myself.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Always a favorite of mine. I keep some red curry paste in the fridge at all times, but I have to use it judiciously because Sir Pickypants finds it just a bit too spicy. Now I want to get some coconut milk and have at it!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

I can feel that taste....its rich and creamy....i jus had thai food in the restaurant:) nice pic

Wanda said...

This looks delicious. My family loves Thai red curry. Not overly fussed on Tofu but its not too bad when its infused with the curry and spice flavors.

mm said...

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forumsglobe said...

i like this curry....

Sophie said...

Your dish sings to me!!

I don't like tofu but I will substitute it with chicken!

Malar Gandhi said...

Love Thai food, this looks creamy, smooth and appetizing:)

Namratha said...

Ahhh Red curry, makes me want to dig in right away!

Kusuma said...

Hi Mansi,

Thanks for posting Red and Green Curry/paste recipes. I love Thai Yellow curry. Can you please post the yellow curry or atleast the paste recipe? Thanks a lot in advance!!

catherine said...

I love any dishes with curry. I can't wait to try it.

Funny Things said...

It is your fault that i am going to eat something but i should go to sleep :D
That means - looks very tasty :)

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This is something that I would love to try. I love Thai food a lot.

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The Thai curry dish looks mouthwatering! Nice job!

Aaron said...

Thai curry looks so delicious.

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Wow, I love Thai foods. It's looks like delicious. Thanks and have a great day!

Indian Recipe Book said...

Hi.. I never tried to make any Thai dish.. This curry seems to be so yummy.. I really wanna taste it.. Thanks for sharing such new dish !!!