Simple Yellow Curry

Simple yellow curry As I’ve mentioned before, red curry is a dish that we eat almost every week. We love it! We are big Thai Express fans. (If you are local to Springfield, MO you must try it.)

But I have a confession: yellow curry was my first love. I used to order yellow curry all the time before red curry took over my life. Yellow curry tends to be a little sweeter/creamier and it often features potatoes. I love potatoes. Yes, I’m a crazy carb-loving lady. But in my opinion, I also think the addition of potatoes make this dish quite hearty, not requiring any additional protein (like tofu, shrimp or chicken). Which makes this even easier to cook at home.Simple yellow curryIf you’ve never tried making yellow curry before, even if you feel you are a loyalist to another curry dish, I highly recommend you try this. It’s simple, quick to make, and super yummy. Vegetarian yellow currySimple Yellow Curry, serves 3-4.
Recipe slightly adapted from Rachel Cooks Thai

2 potatoes 
1/2 yellow onion
1 bell pepper
1 lime
1 can coconut milk
2 tablespoons yellow curry paste
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar or maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more, if you like it spicy)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
rice to serve with

First, peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes. Cook these in boiling, salted water for 5-8 minutes until well softened, but not mushy.

Now’s a good time to start cooking the rice. If I’m serving this for four, I’d cook 2 cups dry rice. I like to use a rice cooker so I don’t have to pay attention. 🙂

Thinly slice up the onion and bell pepper. Set aside.How to make yellow curryIn a large sauce pan, toast the curry powder until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in the curry paste and the coconut cream. To do this, simply open the coconut milk; the cream should all be on top. It’s that solid white paste; it usually separates from the thick water. Whisk the curry powder, paste, and coconut cream together over medium heat for a couple of minutes. 

Now stir in the remaining coconut milk (the clear half) and 1 1/2 cups water. Stir in the fish sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Taste, and add a little more fish sauce or salt if needed. 

Add in the pepper and onion. Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Now add in the cooked potatoes. Once everything is hot and your rice is ready, plate it up!Simple yellow curry Toss on the cilantro and serve with a few lime wedges. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Note: If you are enjoying this as part of the Weekday Weekend Challenge be sure to double check your yellow curry paste for hidden sugars. Most don’t contain any, but I haven’t tried every brand out there so it’s good to double check. And be sure to serve with brown rice or other whole grain options.

Simple Yellow Curry

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons yellow curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes more, if you like it spicy
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • rice to serve with

Instructions

  1. First, peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes. Cook these in boiling, salted water for 5-8 minutes until well softened, but not mushy.
  2. Now’s a good time to start cooking the rice. If I’m serving this for four, I’d cook 2 cups dry rice. I like to use a rice cooker so I don’t have to pay attention.
  3. Thinly slice up the onion and bell pepper. Set aside.
  4. In a large sauce pan, toast the curry powder until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in the curry paste and the coconut cream. To do this, simply open the coconut milk; the cream should all be on top. It’s that solid white paste; it usually separates from the thick water. Whisk the curry powder, paste, and coconut cream together over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  5. Now stir in the remaining coconut milk (the clear half) and 1 1/2 cups water. Stir in the fish sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Taste, and add a little more fish sauce or salt if needed.
  6. Add in the pepper and onion. Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Now add in the cooked potatoes. Once everything is hot and your rice is ready, plate it up! Top with cilantro.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • Looks yummy – I have to try this. I actually think that yellow curry is the only one a can manage. The creaminess lets me handle the spice better… I also am a potato lover 🙂

  • Eating this right now! I added broccoli and asparagus as well Really good flavor, but the sauce got too watery when I added 1 1/2 cups of water. I tried to cook it down a bit and ended up just putting in a cup of greek yogurt to thicken it up a bit. Unfortunately I am the WORST at cooking rice and my rice turned out horribly, but the curry tastes great!

  • Yum! I’ve been meaning to branch out a bit more with my cuisine choices, thanks chicas!

    // Regina

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  • I HAVE to try this! I absolutely love curry and this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  • Thanks for this recipe! I made it tonight for family we had for dinner and we all really enjoyed it!

  • Of course, yellow curry is one of my favorite, but I will always try to reduce the chili added, I don’t eat too spicy. Also I like seafood, eggplant and okra in curry. 🙂

  • I’ve tried searching the blog to find any place that you’ve accumulated a list of your favorite Springfield places. It doesn’t look like you have that posted anywhere. It would be nice if they were easily found somewhere. I’ve got a trip to near Springfield coming up later this spring and would love to have a couple of “sure things” as far as restaurants.

  • Thanks for sharing! I will try that recipe, I looooove curry in every way and this one really sounds and looks great!
    xxoo Leona
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  • I will try this, looks simple but delicious.
    By the way, I was born in Joplin mo and live in Oregon now

  • Slurp !! Looks great. I jus cant wait to try this. Thanks.

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  • Looks great, i’m excited to try it, pinned! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

  • I LOOOVE Thai food so it was such a cool surprise to see this recipe today. I, personally, love green curry but you really can’t go wrong with both yellow and red, too. 🙂

  • Yum! that looks good! I always enjoy trying a new dish, so I’ll give this one a go 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Have an amazing day!
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  • This looks so good Emma! I’ve never made curry before but will definitely try this recipe in the future.

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  • I am there with you. Curry was one of my first loves (Actually my first boyfriend introduced me to it, so second love?) Can’t wait to try this!

  • one of my all-time favorites!
    will definitely be giving this one a shot 🙂

  • This looks so easy to make but I’m such a disaster in the kitchen.. Will be saving for future use! 😀

  • This looks so easy to make yet so delicious!

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  • looks so delicious! I’m obsessed with curry dishes

    xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

  • I have been following this blog for a while and I think that it is time now that you have a receipe book 🙂 Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.:) This one sounds yummy!.

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