Yellow Curry Shrimp

by | Mar 13, 2016

Yellow curry is one of three major kinds of Asian curries that are commonly found in Thai, Indian & Chinese restaurants. There are different curry types such as red curry or green curry. Pre-packaged curry powder of Indian origin is sometimes also referred to as yellow curry in Western countries but is a different blend of spices from Thai yellow curry.

Thai Yellow curry, outside Thailand, usually refers to the Thai-Muslim dish kaeng kari. This curry is richer and creamier than other Thai curries, since coconut cream is used in addition to coconut milk. This richer curry tends to tone down the overall spiciness of the dish, hence its popularity on menus outside of Thailand. The primary spices in kaeng kari are cumin, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, salt, bay leaf, lemongrass, cayenne pepper, ginger, mace and cinnamon. Sometimes a touch of palm sugar or a similar sweetener will be added, depending on the sweetness of the coconut milk.

Yellow curry can be cooked with duck, chicken, shrimp, fish or vegetables and is eaten with steamed rice or rice noodles.