Yellow curry with tofu and kaffir leaves

Vegan yellow curry with tofu and kaffir leaves

Here is a curry with a thousand flavours even though it seems to have few ingredients. This curry sauce is called Choo Chee and it is very popular in the Kingdom although little known abroad. Make this recipe as here with tofu or vary the flavours with root vegetables.

Serves 2.

Curry paste:

3 fresh red bird's eye chillies

½ teaspoon white peppercorn

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon coriander seeds

10 g lemongrass, chopped

10 g galangal, chopped

10 g garlic

10 g shallot

5 g fresh turmeric

10 g fingerroot

1 teaspoon salted soybeans

Pound the ingredients by gradually introducing them into the mortar. The curry paste is ready when it is smooth: you should no longer be able to distinguish one ingredient from another.