Thai Green Chicken Curry



Chicken – 1/2 kg

Eggplant/Brinjal – 1

Sweet basil leaves – 6

Ginger – 2″ piece julienne

Bird’s eye chillies – 2 slit

Thai green curry paste – 3 tbsp

Kaffir lime leaves – 3 cut into strips

Coconut cream – 3 tbsp

Palm sugar – 1 tsp

Fish sauce – 1 tsp

Water – 1 cup

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tsp (optional)



Place a non-stick pan on medium flame and add the green curry paste.  (Do not add extra oil if the curry paste has oil in it.)  Fry for a minute and add the chicken pieces.  Mix well and add 2 tbsp of coconut cream, water and salt.  Stir well and close with a lid.  Cook on a low flame till half done.  Meanwhile, cut the eggplant into big pieces.  Open the lid and add fish sauce, palm sugar, eggplant, ginger and lime leaves.  Stir and close the lid and cook till the chicken is done.  Add 1 tbsp of coconut cream, basil leaves and chillies.  Mix well and allow it to simmer for a minute.  Serve hot with steamed rice.  It is heavenly!

This is one of the best curries I have ever tasted!  I used raw sugar cube instead of palm sugar since it was not available.  I was skeptical about adding brinjal in chicken curry.  But believe me, now I love to eat brinjal this way!

  1. Thai green chicken curry is one of my fav thai dishes and this onemakes me hungry, looks yumm.

  2. I made it once too, love the flavor of Thai ingredients with Brinjals. Looks delicious Lissie! 🙂

  3. Thai cuisines are really yummy. I have never made them at home. Your recipe seems so useful for me.
    I guess , We can use brown sugar instead of Palm sugar, as it gives a closest taste. By the way I am a great lover of palm products, now cant get any:).

  4. Thanks Happy and Asha for your lovely comments! You both encourage me a lot… 😯

  5. Oh Lissie, you have me drooling here.

  6. Thanks a lot Vicky! you can surely use brown sugar. in fact I used the brown raw sugar cube instead of palm sugar, but it tasted the same! 😀

  7. Cynthia, welcome back to my blog! Glad to hear from you after a long time… 😯

  8. thai is one of my fav and love the green curry in all thai dishes!! yummy looking..

  9. Hi Lissie how are you?

    This looks gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog it is nice to see you again. 🙂

  10. SuperChef, thank you so much for your comment!

  11. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for posting. I will certainly be coming back to your blog.