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Avocado Curry

Monday, August 2, 2010

The first thing I do when I visit my favorite Thai restaurant is ponder the specials board.  On my one of my recent visits, they had avocado curry.  I had never thought of mixing a decadent coconut curry with a delicious avocado.  After all, delicious fat plus more delicious fat is always a win.  So I ordered it, made mental notes along the way and whipped up a batch the very next day.  One tweaking batch later, and I've arrived at this.  I only wish the picture captured how absolutely delicious this is.

Avocado Curry

Avocado Curry
1/2 large avocado (or 1 small)
14 oz coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2-3 Tbs Green Curry Paste (3 is quite warm)
3 Tbs golden mountain sauce (or soy sauce)
1/2 lime, juiced
Stir Fry:
8 oz tempeh, cubed
2 cups green beans
1 carrot, cut into batons
1 zucchini, cubed
1 cup good sized basil leaves
1/2 large avocado (or another small one)

Combine the curry ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  If it's too thick, add a little more water.  Pour into a large sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Add the tempeh, green beans and carrot and reduce heat to a simmer.  Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, until the beans and carrot are well cooked.  Remove the lid and stir in the zucchini, avocado and basil.  Cook, until the basil is wilted.  Serve over rice or noodles.

Note:  I've tried this with Thai basil and it is best with a large leafed Genovese or other sweet basil.

4 Servings:  451 cal (36g fat, 25g carbs, 17g protein)

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  1. Catherine Says:
  2. mmmmm . . . fat covered fat is always the best meal option!

  3. sophia Says:
  4. whoa...sounds totally amazing! i'm definitely trying this!

  5. sara Says:
  6. is there anything that isn't improved with the addition of avocado? i need to try this soon!

  7. This looks absolutely delish! I am off to pick up a pen to write your recipe down :)

  8. Carrie™ Says:
  9. This sounds so good! I love avocados and the thought of it mixed with curry and coconut milk - MMMMMM.

  10. Vegan Deluxe Says:
  11. I adore an avocado and a good curry, so this is my dream! I'll have to try this immediately.

  12. trina Says:
  13. I completely believe you. This sounds wonderful.

  14. Hi I just stumbled across your blog. This curry looks fabulous and I love avocados!

  15. kara Says:
  16. Which Eugene Thai restaurant is your favorite?
    We've tried out a few...

  17. Kara, I love Tasty Thai, on 29th. I like their food, they've got a lot of vegan options. And even if its not vegan on the menu, they can frequently make it vegan. And the staff & owners are super helpful.

  18. WOAH! Looks and sounds amazing. Avocado curry, who'd have thunk!

  19. Rob Says:
  20. This sounds great! I'm confused a bit by the "stir fry" ingredients. It seems like these veggies are being boiled in the curry liquid. Is the curry more like a thick sauce that lets the veggies sear a bit or are they steamed/boiled instead?

  21. You're right, Rob. Stir fry isn't an accurate term. The veggies simmer in the sauce.

  22. Ala Says:
  23. I had a dish very similar at a Thai restaurant in New York city a few months ago and fell in love..I was itching to recreate it and came across this recipe :) Well, it totally lived up to my expectations, if not BETTER than the first avocado curry I had!

  24. Angeles Says:
  25. This did it - I **have** to learn to make curry!

  26. pottergirl26 Says:
  27. Made this last night. It was fantastic!

  28. Anonymous Says:
  29. I had a similar curry in Seattle and it is mind blowing! Yum Yum...The one I had was more peppery and no baisal not all of the veggies, but some veggie...darn it can't remember the complete composition...too many beers as it's complement.

  30. I made this last week and it was fantastic! Thanks so much for the great recipe. I posted about it and gave a shout out to you on my blog if you'd like to check it out:


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