Today’s post is somewhat of a nostalgic post from our trip to a Bangkok a few years ago. We have been quite fond of Thai cuisine and the husband prefers Asian cuisine next to Indian with continental / cheesy dishes coming a distant last.
I don’t share his penchant for Asian but have developed a liking for Thai cuisine in particular probably coz the veggies dishes feature ginger, chillies , pineapple and certain other tropical ingredients.
Like mango for instance.
This dish takes us back to our short trip where , starved for vegetarian food, we had this little little cafe (almost a hand cart) selling this fragrant mango – coconut curry with sticky rice.
Even the rice smelt a tad strange and when I told the vendor so, she said she had used the local sticky rice.
But having no other go, we downed this rice – curry combo feeling happy to have discovered a bowl of vegetables that finally made sense without any fish / oyster sauce 🙂 I also remember my husband teaching me how to eat with chopsticks & his grin while I struggled to get a hang of that. I had posted some pics from our Bangkok trip here on Thai Mengluck (Thai Basil Seeds drink)
I was browsing through my trip photos album and suddenly this memory from Bangkok popped and I landed on this vegan and GF recipe from Minimalist baker and was one of the first few dishes bookmarked and finalised. I was only waiting for the mango season to begin to make it this week.
Making some subtle changes, I made a portion just enough for two and my neighbour who I shared this with rather loved the curry – rice combo.
Next time perhaps (& before the mango season melts away), I am sure to make jasmine rice or sticky rice with this. The short grained rice that I served this with fit the bill but I have a feeling it might go well with sticky rice better.
You can play around with most Asian veggies but I used what I had. Having conquered the Thai Green Curry and now thisYellow Thai curry, the next destination is the Red curry which is the husband’s favourite .
Till then keep watching this space and check out today’s recipe 🙂
Prep time – 20 Mins ; cook time – 15 Mins ( serves 2~3)
For the curry , you would need-
- Veggies – 2 cups (I used a mix of cabbage, zucchini, baby corn, broccoli, bell peppers, shallots, carrots) – all equally cut
- Thin coconut milk – 1 cup (btw would prefer 1/2 cup thick milk next time)
- Ripe , sweet mango cubes- 2/3 cup
- Peanut oil – 2 tbsp
- Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
- Coconut sugar / palm sugar – 1 tbsp
- Thai green chillies – 1 no
- Lemon juice – 2 Tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Red chilli Thai paste – 1 tsp
- Roasted , salted cashews – 8 to 10 nos.
- Minced ginger and garlic – 1/2 tsp each
- In a wok, heat oil. Sauté shallots, ginger garlic till onions slightly turn translucent.
- Add all the veggies, turmeric , salt and sauté till they are cooked 2/3 of the way yet have a bite
- Now to this add 1/4 cup of water, kepis manas, red Thai paste, palm sugar , chillies and slightly simmer till veggies are almost cooked.
- Now lower the flame , add the mangoes, coconut milk and simmer for 2-3 Mins.
- Finish with roasted cashews and lemon juice
- Serve hot with any sticky rice or steamed white / brown rice.
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Very interesting blend of vegetables and I thought you would use raw mango :). Shall try this out soon.
I too love thai cuisine especially vegetarian dishes and the flavors they used in their cuisine are awesome. This yellow curry sounds so flavorful and delicious. Love to have it with some rice .
Simply love Thai foods especially their curries. Yellow curry looks absolutely delicious and definitely fingerlicking goodness.
Wow ! The yellow curry sounds fantastic ! It reminds me of Fajetha , the Gujju mango curry . Let me give this a try soon , I am
Already craving to eat some ! Lovely flavors , Kalyani .
I love Thai cuisine as well. The intense flavors always mesmerizes me. Love this yummylicious Yellow Thai curry. Same pinch I went with the word yellow as well for Y
Perfectly done.. looks tasty.
That is such a delicious Thai curry. Love the addition of sweet mango in there. It must have tasted awesome.
Thai curry is one of my fav dish.. Looks beautiful ..Love to have it with some rice!!
Thai curries are my favorite but I wonder why I haven't tried making them at home. This mango Thai curry looks so rich and tasty and I am bookmarking it to try soon.
This curry looks delicious. The mango must add a distinct flavour to the curry. Rice and curry sounds like a wonderful combination..
This curry looks so delicious. Wouldn't mind having it with some rice…but then anything with mango is a winner with me.
Thai mango curry looks fantastic!..the first time I had thai it was the Red curry and it almost tasted like our own cuisine. I am yet to try other dishes..
wow anything with mango in it is just fantastic , this mango curry looks so delicious kalyani !! I would love to relish it with some steamed rice..
I have made yellow curry before but have never thought of using mango. What a great choice!
Most of the times, our idea of 'vegetarianism' is not on the same lines with those who are not familiar with it, even in a country like America built with immigrants. An innocent sounding vegetarian soup has chicken broth most of the times as the base and the seller wouldn't even realize that the particular base is not veg/vegan friendly.
The Thai curry sounds flavorful and colorful.
The curry with vegetables looks really delicious.Yes, most of the South Asian dishes have some sort of seafood sauce and makes it unsuitable for us. Lucky you guys found something as delicious as this!