Red Thai curry, is a popular Thai dish consisting of red curry paste cooked in coconut milk. It may be cooked with meat such as chicken, beef, pork, duck or shrimp, or vegetarian protein source such as tofu.
Red Thai Tofu curry is a protein rich dish, a vegan dish where you can add vegetables as per your choice. I love to have some capsicum (red, yellow, orange, green capsicums), carrots, cauliflower, green beans, zucchini in my tofu curry.
The base Thai red curry paste is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, and remains moist throughout the preparation process. The red colouring derived from dry red spur chillies – which is dried prik chee fa red chillies. The main ingredients include (dried) red chilli peppers, garlic, shallots, galangal, salt, kaffir lime leaves, coriander root, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and lemongrass.
Today, the prepared Thai red curry pastes are available at markets produced in mass quantities, and also available in bottled jar produced by some brands. Luckily I got red thai curry paste (vegan one) from a supermarket here in Switzerland. The one I used in this recipe if from Alnatura, it's vegan.
Once my husband and I were invited by his boss for dinner, he made Red thai tofu curry with rice and we loved it a lot. We asked him to share his recipe, as I tried before also red thai tofu curry but anyhow that was not my taste, but the one he made was too good.
My husband is vegetarian, so for paste he told us that Alnatura thai paste is vegan and can be easily found in the supermarkets. Now this is one of our favourite, healthy, protein rich vegan dish, that we can enjoy either for lunch or dinner and that too any day.
It's easy to make, healthy, protein rich dish that goes very well with plain or steamed rice. You may use vegetables as per your taste and availability.
This dish normally has a soup-like consistency and is served in a bowl and eaten with steamed rice. Curries are eaten in combination with rice, the long-grained jasmine rice in central and southern Thailand and sticky rice in northern and northeastern Thailand, and with noodles such as khanom chin (fermented rice noodles).
Thai curry pastes can be made at home from the bare ingredients, bought freshly made at markets in Thailand, or they can be had packaged at shops and supermarkets. There are many red thai pastes available in market these days and many have fish sauce in it. If you are vegan or vegetarian check it's ingredients before you buy. The one vegan that I usually buy is from Alnatura (Alnatura Red Thai paste).
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