Authentic Thai Green Curry


This is a classic Thai green curry (kaeng kiau wan) and my favorite curry of all time! You can substitute chicken or tofu for the pork, but make sure you serve it with lots of jasmine rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) cans bamboo shoots, drained and thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons corn oil

  • 3 tablespoons green curry paste, or more to taste

  • 1 pound lean boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 makrut lime leaves, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce, or more to taste

  • ½ cup Thai basil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook bamboo shoots for 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and cook curry paste until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add pork, increase heat, and cook until starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bamboo shoots, coconut milk, and red bell pepper.

  3. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Season with sugar and salt; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in lime leaves. Cook for 1 more minute. Season with fish sauce. Stir in Thai basil and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Curry paste keeps well in the refrigerator for weeks.

Makrut lime leaves can be easily frozen.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

638 Calories
65g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65g 84%
Saturated Fat 41g 206%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 752mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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