Red curry soup

We’re back speaking of Thai food, in the previous post on this topic I have talked about how and where to look for your ingredients (if you haven’t read or want to read here), but today we find that with these ingredients next do plenty including curry, in particular we begin with the Red curry paste!

First we will try to make it homemade, then with our pasta will prepare a delicious soup Gaeng Ped or simply the Red curry Soup.

This soup was voted the best dish of the evening in all thai dinners in which I proposed, so here I share it with you, I already know I’m happy a couple of girlfriends that eagerly await!

I must admit that I too the first curry paste I nailed her lead from London! But then I found a fantastic marble mortar to ikea and I made it at home despite some review, I wanted to see if it was good even with some ingredients in less!!! … and it’s delicious the same!! in fact the word curry “indicates a mixture of spices pounded in a mortar, forming a powder or a paste (depending on spices you use)” strongly scented “, then the very definition leaves open the interpretation also changes.

If you want you can try to make it your own by following the instructions you give you a result then you can use it a little at a time and kept it in a glass jar in the refrigerator, but if you don’t have time and want to do early can be found also in Ravenna at the jam packed ethnic shop in via Carducci of which did I mention that it offers different types!

Let’s start with the preparation

Red Curry soup


preparation time: 30 ‘  difficulty: easy   cooking time: 0 ‘


original Thai recipe recipe with Italian replacements

5 dried chilies (those big 10/15 cm long thai type)//
10 cloves of garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
1 teaspoon finely chopped galangan
1 tsp chopped coriander root
1 tsp grated kaffir lime, chopped
5 peppercorns
1 teaspoon Toasted Coriander seeds (in a pan without oil over low heat)
1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed (without oil/low heat)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
5 dried chilies (spicy, if you use those little quadrupled the dose) + 1 fresh red chili peppers give/1 clove garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
1 teaspoon chopped ginger galangan or
 /                                                                              /
1 teaspoon minced lime zest/
5 peppercorns
1 teaspoon Toasted Coriander seeds (in a pan without oil over low heat)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted (in a pan without oil over low heat)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fish sauce or anything


all the ingredients with the finely chopped the indication must be, if you want to get a better result.


To make the dough the best practice is to use a marble mortar, but you can also try a mixer.

Start mashing together all the dry ingredients: coriander seeds, cumin, dried chilies, ones the pepper, then remove from mortar and set aside.

DSC_3340Now putting all the ingredients in a mortar, fresh ones except for the fish sauce and crush them together for about 10 minutes, then add the powders that you had kept aside and continue beating for another 5 min. then add the fish sauce and mix well.

Put in a jar to keep it longer in the refrigerator.

Now use your Red curry paste to prepare …


preparation time: 10 ‘  difficulty: medium   cooking time: 20 ‘

 INGREDIENTS for 1 person

1 teaspoon Red curry paste
100 g chicken breast/thigh, cut into small pieces [alternativa vegetariana: Tofu]
200 ml coconut milk
100 ml of water
1 long Eggplant
2 basil leaves
4 diagonal slices of fresh red chilli
1-2 tsp fish sauce
1 teaspoon of raw cane sugar
1-2 tbsp fish sauce  [alternativa vegetariana: 1 cucchiaino di sale]
oil (in thai use to palma, I use that organic sunflower)


First we use the homegrown long Eggplant (are my secret to make the soup even better than the original), very different from those Thais who are small and hard, our you disrupt during cooking by turning the soup almost in a cream. So first we need to cut them into slices the Eggplant season them on sides and leave 15 ‘ min to rest.

Red curry soup preparation 1Meanwhile, melt into the wok the Red curry in coconut milk, mix well and put on medium heat until they begin to smell the fragrance of curry.

Now add the chicken and stir for 1-2 minutes, then add the water, and having mixed with fine brown sugar and fish sauce. Continue to stir for another minute, then add the eggplants after the get dried and cut into squares. Red curry soup preparation 2

Cook over medium heat until the chicken is cooked and the Eggplant will keep (and somewhat loose) then remove from heat.

Stir in basil leaves and slices of chilli and serve with white rice.

… and enjoy your meal with Red Curry soup

Red curry soup in plates

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