Thai Red Curry with Broccoli, Sugar Snaps and Tofu

Delicious, vibrant and healthy.  Broccoli is a good source of calcium and along with the sugar snap peas make this a nutrient packed meal.

Thai Red Curry with Broccoli and Tofu

Ingredients for 2

For the sauce

an onion, diced

vegetable oil

a one inch (2 and a 1/2cm) piece of ginger, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 red chillies, chopped

2 teaspoons of good Thai basil and galangal paste

half a teaspoon of turmeric

salt and pepper

a good squirt (or a tablespoon) of tomato puree

a 400ml (14 ounce) can of coconut milk

a 400g (14 ounce) can of chopped tomatoes

2 teaspoons of agave nectar

200g (7 ounces) broccoli, chopped into bite sized florets

150g (5 and a 1/2 ounces) sugar snap peas

6 spring onions, washed, trimmed and sliced

For the tofu

200g (7 ounces) firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into strips (see photo)
half a teaspoon of turmeric
a tablespoon of cornflour
vegetable oil

rice to serve


If serving with brown rice put that on to cook first (for tips on cooking brown rice click here)

Add a splash of oil to a large saucepan and sweat the chopped onion with a little salt for ten minutes or so until softened but not browned

Add the ginger, chillies and garlic, stir and fry for another three minutes

Add black pepper, tumeric and the two teaspoons of Thai paste and stir

Add a good squirt (about a tablespoon) of tomato puree and stir

Add the coconut milk, tomatoes and agave nectar and stir well.  Let the mixture bubble away until reduced by up to half while the rice cooks.

Add the sliced spring onions just before serving, stir in.

In the meantime blanch the broccoli and sugar snaps in salted boiling water for three minutes before draining and immersing in iced water so they retain their vibrant green colour.

Mix the turmeric and cornflour together with a pinch of salt in a bowl.  Coat the tofu strips in the mixture and fry for about five minutes on each side, until golden.

Serve the sauce with the vegetables with the tofu strips on top (and alongside the rice)

5 thoughts on “Thai Red Curry with Broccoli, Sugar Snaps and Tofu

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

  2. This was appetizing, wasn’t ravenously hungry when I ate this but certainly wanted another helping – it was so good!. The sugar snaps and tofu had a satisfying crispness, the blend of ginger into the aromatic curry added a sweet sharpness, delighting the palate. In essence a delicious dish packed with flavour. Thanks :)))

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