This Thai green curry takes 15 minutes to make, and Akshay Kumar loves it
The aroma of the lemongrass itself will have you salivating
Whether it’s a long day of work or taking care of a child with energy enough to rival Ranveer Singh – cooking a full dinner can be a task. Chef Mohit Savargaonkar, the co-founder of Pod Supply, wants you to have this option that takes 15 minutes to create. He recreates a tofu lemongrass Thai curry that’s a favourite of Akshay Kumar.
Now the thought of making a Thai curry can seem daunting, but as Savargaonkar takes us through the recipe, you’ll realise it’s not that complicated.
“Thai cuisine and the ingredients that go into is very suited to the Indian palate,” he says.
“This is quite a basic recipe that anyone can whip up in about 10-15 minutes.”
With greens, fresh veggies and the high protein in tofu, you’ve got yourself a nutritious meal. If a fitness freak like Akshay Kumar places this on his go-to menu, it must live up to his strict dietary requirements.
Savargaonkar even shares his hack of making batches of the curry paste every 6 months (the ingredients of which he shares with us) and keeping it in the freezer.
“The paste is at the ready for whenever you want to make it, just add in coconut milk.”
The great thing about this recipe is that the curry is open to variations depending on seasonally available vegetables. You don’t need to stick to the fancy Shimeji mushrooms or even Pok Choi.
He says, just switch it out with regular mushrooms or other vegetables available in the Indian market. It even goes with just about every main ingredient.
“You don’t need to stick to tofu. You can use any seafood, chicken, beef or lamb. All meats work very well with this curry.”
There’s no salt or spices in this recipe, as Akshay Kumar likes it. You can add salt and pepper to taste as you wish.
The green curry can easily mask the vegetables that fussy eaters refuse to try out.