Try These Top 24 Thai Curry Recipes

Best Thai Curry on the Web! (including Vegetarian)

Indulge in a taste sensation with a phenomenal Thai curry. All of these curry dishes are made from scratch, so each one tastes zingingly fresh. They're also healthier than those put together from store-bought pastes and sauces. Cook one up tonight and fall in love with Thai food all over again.

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    Classic Thai Green Curry, Best Ever!
    Classic Thai Green Curry, Best Ever!. D.Schmidt for About.com

    This Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe features chunks of tender chicken simmered in a homemade green curry sauce along with healthy vegetables (zucchini and red bell pepper). The result is a gourmet-style Thai green curry that is very aromatic and beautiful to serve (great for entertaining).

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    Thai Penang Curry Chicken
    Thai Penang Curry Chicken. About.com

    Named after a state in nearby Malaysia, this special curry dish carries with it the flavors and aromas of distant places. You'll find references to Malaysia as well as India and Burma in this delicious dish. With its homemade combination of spices and fresh herbs, my Penang curry is richly flavored, and the red vegetables such as tomatoes and red bell (or sweet) peppers add extra nutrition and texture to this wonderful dish.

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    Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes, World's Best!
    Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes, World's Best!. Taken by D.Schmidt for About.com (Copyright)

    A golden-hued Thai chicken curry simmered with individual spices, fresh herbs, and a hint of cinnamon. A swirl of coconut milk is added at the end which adds a rich, creamy texture for the ultimate Thai taste.  Whole chicken pieces, such as drumsticks, lend very tender results, and chunky wedges of potato round out the dish.

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    Thai Red Curry
    D. Schmidt

    This Thai Red Curry Chicken is super-easy to make, and it includes lots of healthy vegetables so there's no need to make an additional side dish of veggies. It is baked in the oven like a casserole, which means it can cook away while you're doing other things.

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    Thai Beef Curry, lovely flavors!
    Thai Beef Curry, lovely flavors!. D.Schmidt for About.com

    A sumptuous and authentic Thai beef curry that warms and delights the palate.  Especially welcome during the fall and winter months, this hearty red curry features deep flavors and a rich finish completed with fresh basil leaves and freshly ground black pepper.  Serve it with Thai jasmine-scented rice for a feast of a dinner any night of the week!

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    Northern Thai Chicken Curry
    D.Schmidt for About.com

    A classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes just as you would find in the marketplaces and street vendor stands of Bangkok. The use of curry powder (instead of paste) helps the dish come together quickly and easily.

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    Beautiful(and Easy) Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry
    Beautiful(and Easy) Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry. D.Schmidt

    This Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry is authentic, homemade vegan Thai food at its best! Note that here I have dispensed with making a curry paste; instead, all the minced herbs and dry spices are added directly to the curry pot - a great time-saver if you're in a hurry! And unlike a lot of other yellow curry recipes out there, I don't use curry powder, preferring to add the individual spices for a superior-tasting curry. Give it a try!

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    Coconut Curry Chicken
    D.Schmdt

    This sumptuous Coconut Curry Chicken is created entirely from scratch, yet it's simple to prepare. It comes paired with sweet potato or yam for just a touch of sweetness in an otherwise savory Thai curry. To save time, this recipe dispenses with making a separate curry paste - the sauce is cooked up right in the pan for a wonderfully rich-tasting curry perfect for both family and guests alike.

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    Lime Leaf Curry
    D.Schmidt

    For anyone who loves Thai flavors, this curry recipe is a must-try. Made with lime leaves and fresh-squeezed lime juice, the curry paste is extremely aromatic and flavorful. The prominent flavor of the lime leaves distinguishes it from other curries and gives it outstanding taste.

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    Thai Orange Shrimp Curry
    D.Schmidt for About.com

    This ancient Thai recipe features the flavors of orange and coconut for a divine combination you won't forget anytime soon. The dish is simple to put together and yet so exquisite - a unique Thai recipe from the central plains region of Thailand (called "Geng Som Pla" in Thai). Accompany with rice or your choice of rice or wheat noodles and enjoy a taste of authentic Thai cooking right in your very own kitchen.

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    Thai Scallop and Shrimp Curry

    This Thai scallop and shrimp curry will impress your family as well as guests. The scallops and shrimp are simmered in a flavorful Thai curry and white wine sauce just until tender and served up with jasmine rice or a loaf of crusty French bread.  A true gourmet delight!

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    Delicious Vegetarian Thai Green Curry!
    Delicious Vegetarian Thai Green Curry!. About.com

    An authentic Thai Green Curry Recipe for the vegetarian palate. All the authentic trimmings without the meat, but with meat substitutes - wheat gluten or tofu, take your pick. This recipe is vegan, and you can also choose to make it gluten-free as well. Any way you cook it, this is such a tasty meal, you'll tend to forget how healthy it also is.

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    Thai Jungle Curry
    Thai Jungle Curry, a delicious red curry made with simple ingredients available in the jungles of Thailand. About.com

    If you like chicken curry, you're going to love this Thai Jungle Curry, a famous dish from Chiang Mai, which is made with ingredients from the jungles of Thailand. Spicy and layered with flavor, this curry is a splendid variation of red curry, but with the addition of a few key ingredients that make it stand out from the curry crowd.

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    Northern Chicken Curry
    D.Schmidt

    This Northern Thai recipe for chicken curry features warm spices in a fragrant homemade curry sauce that easily comes together right in the pan/wok for amazing results.  If you enjoy both Thai and Indian curries, you'll love this warm and flavorful dish!

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    Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry
    D.Schmidt

    This Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry is nothing less than fantastic! The curry sauce recipe is easy to make - just stir together with a few basic ingredients, or blend them up in a food processor, chopper, or blender. The secret ingredient in this curry is a hint of tomato in an otherwise basic yellow curry, which brings the taste up to a new level. Also contributing to this sumptuous curry are pineapple chunks, coconut milk and dry toasted coconut for a tropical-tasting Thai curry you'll want to...MORE make again and again.

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    Thai Fish Curry
    Delicious Thai Fish Curry!. About.com

    This fish curry tastes so delectable, you won't believe how fast and easy it is - ready in just 20 minutes. Fillets of fish (any type, fresh or frozen) are simmered in a rich Thai curry sauce. It includes vegetables for a healthy one-pot dish. Like all curries, this fish curry makes excellent leftovers as well as hot lunches to take to work. This is a nice dish any time of year, but it's particularly warming during cool weather.

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    Thai Massaman Lamb Curry
    Sumptuous Thai Massaman Lamb Curry (topped with cashews and star anise). D.Schmidt

    Thai Massaman Lamb Curry is a sumptuous dish that's rich in both flavor and nutrients. The curry sauce is made from scratch for the best flavor and freshness. The ingredients list may seem long, but it is actually easy to make - you don't even need a food processor. Just toss all sauce ingredients into the curry pot as you prepare them, and simmer together with the meat.

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    Massaman Beef Curry
    Delicious Thai Massaman Beef Curry!. About.com

    This Thai Massaman Beef Curry Recipe is sumptuous and very flavorful! It's a homemade recipe with no need for any store-bought curry paste or powder. The ingredients list may seem long, but the sauce is quite easy to make - you don't even need a food processor. Just toss all sauce ingredients into the curry pot as you prepare them, and simmer together with the meat. Enjoy!

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    Delicious Rendang Curry!
    Delicious Rendang Curry!. About.com

    Indonesian cuisine has always been a major influence in Thai cooking. One of the more popular Indonesians dishes in Thailand (and throughout Southeast-Asia) is Rendang Chicken or Beef Curry. Rendang is considered a "dry" curry, which means the sauce is simmered down to a minimum. Because it is so distilled, the sauce sticks to the meat, making this dish one of the most flavorful I have ever tried. And its wide variety of spices makes it extremely healthy. If you like curry, you'll...MORE love Rendang.

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    Beautiful Thai Pumpkin Curry (Vegetarian/Vegan)!. D.Schmidt

    This dish offers the bright colors of orange, yellow, and red vegetables together in a curry infused with citrus accents. You'll love the unique taste of this dish, as well as its healthy combination of vegetables, including pumpkin (or squash), yam/sweet potato, carrots, yellow bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes. Add chickpeas as a protein source, then finish the dish with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds and nasturtium flowers for a gourmet vegetarian Thai treat that's as beautiful as it is...MORE delicious.

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    Thai Beef Curry
    D.Schmidt for About.com

    A fine mixture of spices and herbs go into this supreme beef dish, providing a plethora of flavors in every bite. The dish starts with thinly sliced pieces of your choice of beef, which is briefly stir-fried in oil and herbs, then gently simmered to perfection with the right combination of spices and coconut milk. This dish is bound to please anyone who has a taste for the best in Thai cooking.

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    Thai Chicken Massaman Curry
    Rich & Flavorful Thai Massaman Curry Chicken! (served here with Thai jasmine rice, fresh coriander and chives). D.Schmidt

    This famous Thai curry is rich and very flavorful. It is Muslim in origin and can be made with chicken, beef, or lamb. It's a fragrant yellow curry that incorporates lemongrass and nuts together with other key Thai ingredients. Makes a sumptuous dish to serve on a chilly fall or winter night, and leftovers are just perfect for hot weekday lunches. Serve with plain jasmine rice, or, for special occasions, with saffron rice or coconut rice. ENJOY!

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    Green Curry Paste
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 11/10/09

    Thai green curry paste is surprisingly easy to make, and it's so much healthier & fresher-tasting than the store-bought variety. Added to your favorite meats or seafood, noodles, vegetables, tofu, or wheat gluten, this paste will create sumptuous curries.

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    Thai Seafood Curry. D.Schmidt

    If you enjoy seafood, you'll love this fantastic mixed seafood curry. The recipe starts with a healthy, homemade, rather tart curry sauce that marries well with fish and shellfish. The sauce is heated in a wok or deep frying pan, to which an assortment of nutritious vegetables are added, plus cubes of pineapple and finally the mixed seafood - all of which cook up in no time. It's a healthy, one-pot gourmet delight that will impress your friends and family. Make it as the main course for...MORE your next potluck or dinner party - you can expect rave reviews.