24 Ingredients
  • 30-55g/1-2oz dried tamarind pulp, from a block
  • Hot water, to cover
  • 10-12 dried, hot red chillies (of the long, cayenne variety)
  • 140g/5oz shallots, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 3 thin slices peeled fresh galangal, or fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass that has been thinly sliced, crossways
  • 6-8 fresh coriander roots, washed well and coarsely chopped (use coriander leaves if unavailable)
  • 1 thin slice of fresh kaffir lime rind, about 4cm x 0.5cm/1½in x ¼in, or dried rind, soaked in water for 30 minutes (substitute ordinary lime rind, without the white pith, if unavailable)
  • ½ tsp freshly ground white pepper
  • ¼ tsp shrimp paste, or 2 anchovies from a can, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp bright red paprika
  • 450g/1lb boned and skinned chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil
  • 400ml/14fl oz can of coconut milk, left undisturbed for three hours or more
  • 5 tbsp red curry paste
  • 140g/5oz sliced bamboo shoots from a can, drained and rinsed
  • 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves or 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tsp thick tamarind paste or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 15-20 fresh thai (holy) basil leaves or ordinary basil leaves
Nutrition
611
31% daily value
4 servings
                                       
                                            high-​fiber, low-​carb, dairy-​free, gluten-​free
     

Fat

62% 40

Saturated

110% 22

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 10

Polyunsaturated

- 5

Carbs

13% 38

Carbs (net)

- 30

Fiber

30% 8

Sugars

- 17

Sugars, added

- 1

Protein

66% 33

Cholesterol

25% 74

Sodium

39% 929

Calcium

14% 142

Magnesium

39% 164

Potassium

34% 1598

Iron

50% 9

Zinc

27% 3

Phosphorus

65% 452

Vitamin A

32% 284

Vitamin C

218% 196

Thiamin (B1)

30% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

29% 0

Niacin (B3)

94% 15

Vitamin B6

132% 2

Folate equivalent (total)

24% 97

Folate (food)

- 97

Folic acid

- 0

Vitamin B12

18% 0

Vitamin D

120% 18

Vitamin E

32% 5

Vitamin K

98% 118

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 373
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