The strong influence of Buddhist culture and economic conditions of the country are responsible for the presence of vegetarianism in Thailand.
A typical thai meal thrives on the exotic blends of spices and fresh key ingredients like lemon grass, galangal, basil and kaffir lime leaves. For obtaining the authentic flavor these ingredients are subjected to sautéing, grilling, grinding and frying based on the need of the recipe.
5 key flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy) dominate a typical Thai meal.
Usually a typical meal combines each of the variety for eg a spicy soup, with a bland curry dish and salad, so that one enjoys a harmony of textures and taste within individual dishes and the entire meal.
One key rule of Thai cuisine is that all the raw materials have to be ready before the actual cooking starts. As the actual cooking only lasts for a few minutes.
Hope you enjoy the recipes posted and take full delight of a vegetarian Thai meal.
2 tbsp – Oil
2 No – Dry red chillies large chopped
10 No – Green beans sliced
2 No – Shallots sliced
5 No – Baby corns sliced
C cup – Bean sprouts
C cup – Roasted cashews
1 tsp – Garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp – Soy sauce
2 tbsp – Vegetable stock or cube crushed
T tsp – Sugar
1/8 tsp – Peppercorns crushed
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wok or a pan, add garlic and cook till brown.
Add the rest of the vegetables and cook on high heat.
Add the seasonings and mix well.
Turn the vegetables on to a serving dish and garnish with coriander.
Serve this vegetable with Thai rice and curry. Or you may also create a fusion meal by combining it with some Chinese recipe.