Cha Krooin

Pan-fried, curried vegetables.


  • 2 cups string beans (chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 onions (diced)
  • 10 kaffir lime leaves (minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 small piece fresh turmeric (grated)
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons lemongrass stalks (finely chopped)
  • 4 dried Thai red chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoons of palm sugar (use brown sugar as an alternative)
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Put the 4 dried peppers in some water to soak.
  • Mash turmeric, lemongrass, lime leaves, and ginger together for around 10 minutes.
  • Chop the peppers that were soaking in water until they form a paste.
  • Cook the pepper paste in a bit of oil in a large soup pot on low heat.
  • Add the garlic, turmeric, lemongrass, lime leaf, and ginger mixture and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add palm sugar and salt to taste and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with bread or rice.


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