Nourishing Thai Yellow Curry


Nourishing Thai Yellow Curry-

Thai yellow curry, it has to be one of my favorite Thai dishes. My friend Liz and I have a place we love to go for lunch in the San Diego area. Not that we go frequently, I’m talking about four or five time a year max. When we do go we have a science to it. She gets yellow curry I get a Pad See Ew, an amazing noodle dish. We always get the lunch special that comes with soup, salad and a spring roll. Without even asking she takes my soup and I take her salad. She picks all the onions out of her food and puts them on the edge of her plate. I eat all those yummy onions up. I rarely get curry at the restaurant because I can make one that is pretty good at home, where as my attempts at making Pad See Ew have been complete failures. So I get my yellow curry fix at home. Curry is a great way to consume more coconut and stretch your chicken!

You can adjust the amount of curry powder to taste. Different brands are spicier than others. The yellow curry powder that I use is a combination of three different ones from an Asian market. I buy my palm sugar in bricks from the Asian market as well. I know that some places sell a paste but I have yet to find any.

Nourishing Thai Yellow Curry
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 TBS yellow curry paste
  • 1 TBS palm sugar
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 chicken legs
  • 1 medium onion, cubed
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 TBS of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  1. Heat one TBS of coconut oil in a deep skillet. Gently place chicken legs in skillet and cover with a lid. Turn chicken every few minutes, until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside. Add the other TBS of oil to the skillet, saute the onions until almost translucent. Add potatoes, carrots, green beans and grated ginger, cook until almost soft. While that is cooking mix the coconut milk and water together. Slowly whisk in the yellow curry paste, turmeric, salt and palm sugar. Pour over the vegetables and bring to simmer. Remove the chicken from the bones and cut into small pieces, add to the curry. Cook for about five more minutes. Serve over white or soaked brown rice.

This post is part of Fat Tuesday,  Hearth and Soul,  Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday,

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Could I use organic sugar rather then palm sugar ?

    This sounds delicious!

  2. This Thai Yellow Curry sounds wholesome and delicious, as well as lovely and easy to put together. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    Share your great fermented food recipes at my Probiotic Food Linky – open through Februray 6, 2012.


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