Green Matcha Chicken Curry with Lime

Green Matcha Chicken Curry with Lime

Green Matcha Chicken Curry with Lime

Try this luscious Thai-inspired recipe to prepare green chicken curry with matcha, topped with lime wedges and coriander springs. Yummy!

April 12, 2019

Cuisine

serves for

4

total time

0 HR 45 MIN

ingredients

Coriander
2 tbsp, seeds plus 1 large bunch, chopped
cumin
1 tbsp, seeds
matcha powder
1 1/2 tsp, green tea
Nutmeg
1 pinch, freshly grated
Garlic
6 cloves, chopped
Shallot
5, chopped
Chili pepper
8, green, seeded and chopped
Galangal
125 g, chopped
lemongrass
2 stalks, outer leaves removed, inner stalks chopped
kaffir lime
4, leaves, chopped
Thai shrimp paste
2 tbsp
lime
1, juiced
Sunflower oil
4 tbsp, or groundnut oil
Chicken
2 skinless breasts, sliced
Chicken stock
400 ml
Coconut milk
400 ml
mangetout
250 g, roughly sliced
Pak choi
4 small, roughly chopped
salt
Pepper
black, freshly ground
Coriander
sprigs
lime
2, cut into wedges
Peppercorn
1 tbsp, black, crushed

Preparation

  • Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a dry frying pan set over a medium heat until aromatic.
  • Tip into a spice grinder, add the matcha powder, and blitz until fine and powdery.
  • Tip into a blender or food processor.
  • Add the nutmeg, garlic, shallots, coriander, chillies, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir, lime leaves, shrimp paste, and lime juice.
  • Blend on high until smooth and paste-like.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large wok set over a moderate heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper before adding to the wok and stir-frying until golden, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the remaining oil and then the paste, frying until it starts to darken whilst frequently, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the stock and coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  • Position the chicken in the sauce, partially cover with a lid, and cook over a low heat until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the mangetout and pak choi to the curry and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until just tender.
  • Season the curry with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the green matcha chicken curry from the wok with a garnish of coriander sprigs, some lime wedges, and a sprinkle of crushed black peppercorns.

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