Thai Potato Curry


Curries in Thailand are light and soup-like as compared with the rich, thick curries of India. They are always served as part of a selection of dishes in a main meal and rarely on their own.

  • 4Servings


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Thai Green Curry Paste prepared or homemade (January '99, p. 52)
  • 1 lb. red-skin potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned whole tomatoes, plus juice
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice


In large wok or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir-fry until golden, 5 minutes. Add curry paste and stir-fry 1 minute. Add potatoes and toss well to coat. Stir in coconut milk and broth.

Using your hands, lightly crush tomatoes; add tomatoes and juice to wok. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in lime juice and basil. Serve over rice with sambal oelek if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 421
  • Carbohydrate Content: 80 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 235 mg