Monday, September 17, 2007

My best Friend Cooks for us....

Anand and me have been together since childhood.. and we have shared our school days & studied together for our graduation & have always been there for each other. He has been married since a few years now and luckily he and his wife, Ranjeeta shifted to Singapore few months back as well & we usually spend atleast one of the weekends in a month together at their place or ours. This time they came down to our place.
Anand & Ranjeeta had a memorable trip to Thailand in Phuket & they had a wonderful experience of cooking with one of the Thai chefs in Phuket who taught them 3 recipes. One of them was Red Curry Chicken with Basil.. and we had a pleasure to have this made for us by Anand yesterday at our house. It was made like a professional and we ate it to our heart's full. I am sure the Chef would have given him 10 on 10 for the cooking skills.

I just thought of sharing this simple recipe for some of you who would like to try this themselves. It is very simple to prepare and tastes lovely with white rice.

Red Curry Chicken With Basil
Serve this classic curry over jasmine rice for a traditional Thai meal.
Yield: Serves 4 as a main dish
Time: 10 minutes to chop ingredients15 minutes to cook
Total Time: 25 minutes

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 & 1/2 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
1 can Coconut Milk, shaken
1 & 1/2 lbs ( 500-750 g ) boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into bite size pieces
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp Fish Sauce
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
10 large basil leaves, chopped

A large frying pan, which works much better than a wok!

1 Heat the oil in the frying pan over medium heat.

2 Add the Curry Paste and simmer for 2 minutes, so that it is dissolved and foaming.

3 Stir in the can of the coconut milk. Cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4 Add the sliced chicken. Simmer for 4 minutes.

5 Stir in the sugar, fish sauce and bell pepper. Simmer until the chicken is cooked, about 3 minutes more.

6 Add the chopped basil. Season to taste with more sugar or Fish Sauce as desired.

7 Serve over rice.

Don't forget to drop your comments about the recipe. ... and keep coming back to the blog for more scintillating recipes..& other stuff..

1 comment:

Malina said...

Amol,thanks for posting this recipe.I am going to try this out at home. And it seems quite simple.