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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.96 / 5 (51 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
15 min

Making your own Thai curry paste is easy than you might think - substitute chicken for tofu, fish or any other meat to vary the recipe


1. Place all the curry paste ingredients in the Braun High Speed Chopper and blend to a paste.

2. Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan, add the chicken pieces and brown all over then add the curry paste and stir fry until the chicken is coated and the paste fragrant. Add the lime leaves and juice, stock and sugar and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.

3. Add the green beans and coconut milk and bring to a slow simmer for 10 minutes but do not boil, until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with the fresh coriander to serve.


  • 4 chicken breast fillets, each weighing approx 165g, skinned, boned and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 125 ml chicken stock
  • 0.5 tsp caster sugar
  • 200 g green beans
  • 400 ml canned coconut milk
  • 1 small bunches coriander, roughly chopped

For the curry paste

  • 2 stalks lemongrass, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, or 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1-2 small red chilli, or green chillies, seeds removed

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Latest Comment


I followed this recipe with some defrosted fish and it went down a storm with my 8 and 10 year old. Give it ago>

terrymu terrymu  Posted 20 Jul 2012 5:10 PM


AndreaB67112 AndreaB67112  Posted 17 Mar 2012 3:45 PM

So easy to make and tastes gorgeous! any one could make it!

traceyT10301 traceyT10301  Posted 14 Mar 2009 3:45 PM