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Thai Red Curry Powder

Thai Red Curry Powder is a mild- to medium-hot blend of chiles and spices inspired by Thai cuisine. The balanced flavors of this blend help to ease the involved nature of building complex Thai curry dishes while providing the perfect amount of heat.

  • Mild to medium spice

  • Distinctive combination of lemongrass, galangal, red Thai chiles, Makrut lime and garlic

  • Reddish color

  • Finely ground powder easily reconstitutes into an authentic Thai-style curry paste

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    Price: $4.34
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    Suggested uses

  • Use as a base for curry dishes, combining with coconut milk to make a sauce

  • Use to flavor Thai satay sauce, fish cakes and sausages

  • Use to season dal, a popular South Asian lentil soup

  • Blend with melted butter and brush on fish before grilling or broiling

  • Basic prep

    To make a curry paste, stir 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon cooking oil into 1 tablespoon Thai Red Curry Powder.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Spices, Salt, Garlic, Lemongrass, Onion, Lime leaves, Paprika.

    Our Thai Red Curry Powder is a mild to medium-spicy powdered blend of chile peppers, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, Makrut lime, onion and cilantro that hits all the sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavor notes of traditional Thai curry and streamlines the process of creating this complex dish. This finely ground powder is flexible and easy to use, either dry or reconstituted into an authentic curry paste, which can be combined with coconut milk, fish sauce, vegetables and meat or seafood to produce a delicious and balanced Thai curry dish.

    While curries are most closely associated with Indian cuisine and are common in a number of other Asian countries, Thai curries differ in that they commonly utilize curry paste, a blend of chile peppers, aromatics and spices. This paste is traditionally mixed with coconut milk, the fat from which helps to alleviate the heat of the curry paste. In Thai, curry is known as "gaeng phet," with "gaeng" referring to the liquid of the curry and "phet" denoting the heat or fire of the spice.

    Thai red curry paste is traditionally ground using a mortar and pestle, although today it is more common to use a food processor if making a fresh red curry paste. Using our Thai Red Curry Powder streamlines the process, while ensuring that every ingredient is of the highest quality.

    Beyond its core use in Thai red curry, a number of other traditional Thai dishes are flavored with red curry paste, including satay sauce, fish cakes and certain sausages. Thai Red Curry Powder can also be used to infuse red curry flavor into soups, sauces, salad dressings, crackers and breads.

    Classic recipe

    Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

    Our Thai Red Curry Powder combines many of the complex flavors of Thai cuisine, including dried chile peppers, garlic, onion, lemongrass and paprika. Frying the powder in oil briefly brings out the flavors and helps to incorporate the powder into the coconut milk effortlessly.