It's all about the pastes,

and to make an authentic Thai curry you need an authentic Thai curry paste.
Hand cooked with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. I have been making Thai curry pastes for more than 20 years. Today I make them using the same ingredients and techniques as I would in my native Thailand. No compromises. Enjoy, Nitsa.
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Thai Red Curry in Young Coconut

by Nitsa Raymond

Now that young coconuts are much more freely available, due mainly to the popularity of fresh coconut water as a drink, they offer the possibility of creating a spectacular way of serving a Thai curry for special occasions. Not only that, the young coconut flesh they contain is a superb addition to any curry, can also be served with a Thai green seafood curry....

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Chiang Mai Pork Curry

by Nitsa Raymond

This curry is also known as Kaeng Hung Leh or Burmese style pork curry
Thai curry = coconut milk, right? Not so actually. The definition of a curry in Thailand is far looser than it is in the West and there are many Thai curries where coconut milk is totally absent. Some of these curries are most definitely not to the Western taste, this is certainly not the case with this curry, and in fact, I would go so far as to say it is one of the most palatable Thai curries for a Westerner. Therefore, you may ask why it is not better known in the West. I believe that the reason for this is that many Thai restaurants overseas are heavily dependent on commercially produced curry pastes and I have never seen one to make this dish.

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Thai Yellow Curry

by Nitsa Raymond

Sometimes seen on Thai restaurant menus written in English as "Kaeng Kari".

Thai speakers please note this is แกงกะหรี่ and not แกงส้ม (Kaeng Som), an altogether different dish, sour and spicy, that I hope to be adding soon :-)

One of the few Thai curries to be notable for it's use of Indian spices this is also a relatively mild dish popular with children and adults not wanting the full blown Thai spicy experience. For me this has to be served with "ajat", an easily made relish that is a wonderful palate cleanser. I would no more dream of eating this curry without ajat than I would eat roast beef without Yorkshire pudding! In the above picture I have also garnished it with some sliced onions fried until crisp. Not essential but I think it goes well with this dish.

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Thai Red Curry with Prawns

by Nitsa Raymond

Luscious. I love that word and hate the fact that my Thai tongue has difficulty in getting around it to pronounce it properly! However, to me it’s a word that truly describes the combination of King prawns in a Thai red curry sauce. Despite the fact that I always have a bag of prawns in the freezer (and a packet of curry paste knocking around:-)), this is not a dish I eat often. The reason for that is simply that it is one of my all time favourites and so I keep it as a treat. This dish just works. It looks great, tastes wonderful, and yet takes only minutes to prepare. Treat yourself!

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