Thai Coconut Curry
I once tried to make my own Thai Curry paste and it was such a hassle finding the ingredients that I gave up and thanked the Gods of the Thai People that someone took pity and made jars of the stuff that they sell at my local King Soopers.
What is a curry anyway? Is it a soup? Is it a saucy dish with shrimp or Chicken? Is it a spice blend? Curry is a base for your dish. It can be a paste, usually started with ginger and garlic, or a spice blend.
Indian Curry Blends are all different. Each family has their own blend that they hand down for generations. You will start with your Curry base and Fry it in oil to release the spices. Then you add vegetables and meat. Typically an Indian Style Curry dish will be made with cream and is more like a sauce than a soup.
Thai Curry is made with Makrut Limes (also known as Kaffir Limes) and traditionally made with coconut milk. Thai curry will often be very spicy, contain fish sauce instead of salt and have a little sugar in them to balance the heat. They are typically served as a soup.
So to sum it up:
A curry can be whatever you need it to be. Red, green, hot, mild, vegetarian, carnivorous, low maintenance and delicious. So grab a jar of curry paste and a bag of rice and prepare to be a master of the Curry.