Thai Vegetarian Curry Noodles, Creamy Herbal Goodness
I love making this recipe just because of the finger roots :
They look like the beard on the octopus guy in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is called “krachai” in Thai and is known as the poor man’s ginseng. ( You can read up on the health benefits here .) In this recipe, you will get a good dose of this wonder herb in the form of tasty curry sauce !
The recipe is not complicated, use a blender to make the curry paste with the below herbal concoction :
This is a popular family-gathering food here in Thailand. We cook up a big pot of curry, fill a basket full of rice noodles and the topping is done buffet-style.
If you can find Thai garlic, use that even if it takes more work. They are tiny but the flavor, intense ! This curry paste is good for 2 pots. I boil up the whole batch and save half in the freezer for later.
To make the sauce, add coconut milk and your choice of filling bits ( soy protein, mushroom, tofu, beans, etc … ). Toppings are usually bean sprouts, yard long beans, cabbages, pickled veggies, boiled eggs.
The recipe and how to is in the video below. ( watch this expanded ! it is in a square video format ! ) :