Thai/Vietnamese/Malaysian curry powder recipe
Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:53 PM
Apologies in advance if this as been covered elsewhere... I couldn't seem to find anything, though.
Just wondering if anyone has any recipes for thai, vietnamese, or malaysian curry powder. One of the three is called for in a recipe I wanted to try (belatedly -- http://www.nytimes.c...ng/071lrex.html), but I'm not having any luck finding recipes for the powder itself. I'd just as soon make it myself, rather than buying pre-made.
I have to admit I don't know much about curry powders in any of these cuisines (more familiar with Thai curry paste, but still relatively superficially), so any advice would be much appreciated.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:56 PM
A recipe for a curry powder in a Muslim beef dish, in David Thompson's Thai Food, available on Googlebooks (page 241):
The only other Thai curry powder I know of is a particular curry powder used in Northeastern Thai cuisine, in the Chiang Mai region, for a pork curry called Hung Lay or Hang Lae curry. A recipe for that curry powder here (I haven't tried the recipe myself).
Edited by djyee100, 06 November 2009 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:17 PM
I'll check out your links in the meantime. Thanks for the help!
Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:33 PM
The curry powder is most likely a yellow curry powder--like madras curry powder or similar. It's similar to yellow curry paste without the wet ingredients. My dad usedd it for certain southern-influenced dishes. Here's an example of a recipe of madras curry powder. If you do a search for "Thai yellow curry powder" or "Malaysian yellow curry powder" you might find a recipe specific to those regions, but madras or similar would do fine.