THAI GREEN CURRY

Green Thai Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies

Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Sometimes, making your own healthier version is worth the time and effort. And the taste is absolutely dreamy! Or should I say exotic?

If you are a curry and Thai food lover like me then here is another super yummy and healthy recipe for you! Obviously, this GREEN THAI CURRY is total remake of the original, being not only vegan, but also healthier, low in fat and free of refined sugar. If you like this recipe, you may also like to see SWEET & SPICY THAI which is also delicious.

Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Vegan – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free

This is the second time I am using cauliflower in my Thai recipe to make the sauce nice and creamy without using a cream. Altough, this dish is not completely fat free, it is a lot less fatty this way. And trust me, you will not even know that the cream is not there, which is the best part. My daughter certainly couldn’t tell, because she asked me what other ingredients I was using besides the coconut cream.

Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Vegan – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free

And in the case you would like to make more for and store it in a freezer, that is perfectly fine too. I would only suggest using no more than 1 cup of water for it to remain more like a paste. You will add more water later when you will heating it up.

Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Vegan – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free

Now I would like to mention the White Hon Shimeji Mushrooms that I was experimenting for the first time. They are delicious and very easy to prepare, however, my way is the very basic. Since I saw multiple recipes online, I am guessing there must be endless ways how to cook them.

Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Vegan – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free

As far the noodles, that is totally up to you! I love these Mung Bean Vermicelli, also called Cellophane Noodles, but you can use rice or pad Thai noodles for example. And if you want this meal to be more hearty then I would suggest brown rice, or even red rice! Well, let me know what you think, because I would love to hear your questions, suggestions and feed back. Thank you so much for visiting.

Green Thai Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies

THAI GREEN CURRY

Lena Novak – Lena’s Vegan Living
Thai Green Curry Sauce, served with Caramelized Tofu, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms & Veggies. Sometimes, making your own healthier version is worth the time and effort. And the taste is absolutely dreamy! Or should I say exotic?
Vegan – Gluten Free
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Thai, Vegan
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Food processor, steamer, spatula

Ingredients
  

  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • ½ cauliflower
  • 1 cup of coconut water (or just filtered water)
  • 2 cups fresh coriander thick stems removed
  • 2 shallot onions diced
  • 6 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 stalk lemon grass cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 green chili pepper sliced, you may add more if you like
  • 1 tbsp Wakame flakes or Nori sheets
  • 2 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • SPICES for Sauce
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • CARAMELIZED TOFU
  • 350 gr organic firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp low sodium Tamari
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil or oil of your choice
  • SAUTÉ HON SHIMEJI MUSHROOMS
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil or oil of your choice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • STEAM BROCCOLI
  • 1 large or two small Broccoli
  • Himalayan pink salt t taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • TO GARNISH
  • 1 cup Shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup Scallions sliced
  • ½ cup Fresh coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • Clean the cauliflower and cut one half into few smaller pieces
  • Bring 1 cup of water into boil and drop in the cauliflower pieces with a pinch of salt.
  • After the water boils again, reduce the heat and cook 15minutes under the lid until soft.
  • In the meantime, sauté diced shallot onion for few seconds on a hot coconut oil and gradually add sliced chili pepper, garlic, ginger and stir for few second.
  • Add all the spices, reduce the heat and sauté for couple of minutes.
  • Blend all the rest sauce ingredients in a food processor, except lemon grass.
  • Transfer to a pot, add the lemon grass and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • CARAMELIZED TOFU
  • Cut tofu into equal cubes, about ½ inch X ½ inch or 1cm X 1cm.
  • Heat up the oil on a frying pan sauté the tofu with tamari, maple syrup and garlic powder.
  • Try flipping them with spatula to get them evenly golden brown on all sides. It side takes only few seconds so make sure they will not burn.
  • SAUTÉ HON SHIMEJI MUSHROOMS
  • Wash and cut the bottom of mushrooms.
  • Heat up the oil on a frying pan sauté the mushroom with black pepper until golden brown. You may add pinch of salt at the end.
  • STEAM BROCCOLI
  • Wash and cut out the florets for broccoli.
  • You may use steamer or just a pot with 1 inch / 2 cm of water to steam them for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • When ready, add pinch of salt and garlic powder.
  • Serve with Mung Bean Vermicelli, or noodles of your choice. Rice would be fine as well.

Notes

As I mentioned earlier, you can store this sauce in a freezer, while skipping that 1 cup of coconut water, which can be added later. Otherwise, the cooked sauce can be stored in a refrigerator for minimum 3 days maximum 5, as long as it’s properly sealed in a container. 
Keyword curry, Gluten Free, green curry, green Thai curry, refined sugar free, Vegan
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