Keto Thai Curry
Dieting shouldn’t mean that you don’t get to enjoy any delicious food, even if that diet is intense and strict like keto. As a matter of fact, many Thai curry recipes present great ways to eat healthy, low-carb meals while still getting that savory, rich taste you love. Thai Green Curry is a particularly great option because there are many different variations to make it match your taste perfectly, including both vegan and non-vegan options to make sure you balance out the amount of protein you take in while on a diet like keto.
Ingredients For Keto Thai Curry:
- ½ cup of zucchini
- ½ cup of broccoli
- ½ cup of button mushrooms
- ¼ cup of Thai Green Curry paste
- A handful of Thai eggplants (or regular eggplant if you cannot find them)
- One bulb of fresh lemongrass (no leaves)
- 4 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 in. piece of Thai ginger
- 2 ½ cups of coconut cream or milk
- Thai basil
Directions For Keto Thai Curry:
- Heat a wok on the stove at medium heat. Pour about ½ cup of coconut cream or milk into the wok.
- When you see bubbles forming at the edge of the coconut cream, bruise the bulb of lemongrass and add it to the cream. Tear up the kaffir lime leaves and add that to the mixture along with the ginger.
- Add the green curry paste and mix until the aroma is strong and fragrant.
- The oil will eventually start to separate from the paste. When this happens, add the vegetables and stir until they are all coated in the paste.
- Add the remaining 2 cups of coconut cream. For a thicker curry, the recipe is complete. If you want it thinner, feel free to add up to another cup of cream.
- Add salt to taste, usually by the ¼ tsps. Add a few drops of stevia for mild sweetness.
- Stir the mixture and cover the wok to allow the veggies to cook.
- Once the veggies are done cooking, feel free to add a few more kaffir lime leaves to freshen up the taste.
- Add a handful of Thai basil to the curry and stir until it is mixed in.
- Enjoy the curry by yourself or with friends and family!
- You can pretty much use any veggies that you like, so pick and choose the ones you will most enjoy, even if you don’t see them on this ingredient list.
- Feel free to either use light coconut milk or regular coconut milk diluted with water to make it lighter.
- If you need more protein, feel free to add meats like chicken or fish to the mixture as you are cooking the vegetables.
As you can see, great meals can still be a part of your dining and cooking experience, regardless of your dietary restrictions. Thai Green Curry makes for a great shared meal as well since it is both delicious and healthy, allowing all kinds of diets to include it. Enjoy!