For the red curry paste

  • 3 dried arbol chillies soaked in water for 10 mins, deseeded
  • ½ red chilli, sliced
  • 10g coriander, stems sliced, leaves picked and reserved to serve
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, thinly sliced
  • ½ lime, zest pared
  • 5g galangal, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Blend all the curry paste ingredients together in a food processor with 2 tbsp water and ¼ tsp salt until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat and fry the curry paste for 2-3 mins until fragrant. Spoon in 3 tbsp of the coconut milk and tip in the chicken. Cook, stirring, until the chicken has browned but is not completely cooked. Stir in the rest of the coconut milk, the courgette, aubergine and bamboo shoots. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins. Stir in the sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce and lemon juice. Serve with fluffy jasmine rice and scatter over the coriander leaves and sliced red chilli.

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