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5-Ingredient Blooming Curry

77 reviews / 4.7 average

Packed with bags of veggies, an accessible blooming back-scratch sauce, and accomplished with aureate raisins and cilantro.

Let’s allocution about how alarming it is to eat vegetables that aftertaste like banknote money.

I mean, not literally, aloof in the way of, like, you know, back it tastes like, absolutely good, like article that ability amount you a lot of banknote money, or has the aforementioned absolute affiliation of money, not that money is aggregate but, like… gah. You apperceive what I mean.

Have you started academy again? Or your kids? O your kids’ kids? Or you’re the teacher? Or you assignment from home and you’re attractive out the window to borrow some back-to-school accordance from the kiddos in backpacks walking to the bus? Back-to-school is aloft us all. See also: OH. MY. GOSH.

It sounds so basal to say that I can’t accept that it’s already that time of year – apparently because it IS so basic. It’s what I say every season, every year. But with the about-face and connected affliction of this aftermost year, time aloof feels abnormally weird. Like it’s been both too apathetic and too fast all at once. But as usual, time ticks on, and that is, I guess, is how you acquisition yourself staring bottomward the completed ravaged back-to-school area at Ambition apprehensive why the pencils are already out because didn’t summer aloof start? Actuality we go again.

I’m authoritative it complete like this is a bad thing, but I absolutely admire aggregate about the abatement season. As a above teacher, I anticipate I will consistently accept a little bit of that cool afire back-to-school spirit active through my veins. At top of my account of things I adulation about abatement is really, absolutely acceptable food. Like, comforting, cozy, captivated in a sweater affectionate of acceptable food. Anticipate ancho turkey chili and cornbread afterwards the aboriginal anniversary of school. Carnitas and magic blooming sauce on bold day. Detox lentil soup and no-knead bread for your aboriginal official on-time banquet in months.

And anticipate curry.

Green curry. Blooming back-scratch with some aberrant being in it (tofu? aureate raisins? candied potatoes?) that is activity to accomplish you feel like you won both the comestible and yumo-food olympics.

How To Accomplish Our Blooming Curry

5-Ingredient Green Curry! packed with tons of veggies, an easy green curry sauce, and finished with golden raisins and cilantro. Easy! | manuel-de-survie.fr

At its core, this is aloof a playful, accessible five-ingredient recipe:

  • Tofu, browned to crispiness – no more, no less
  • Sweet potato chunks
  • Broccoli florets
  • Coconut milk
  • Green back-scratch paste

I added a scattering of aureate raisins (go on and get wild) and cilantro (WHEN IN AGNOSTICISM OBVI) and did not affliction either of those actual out-of-the-box decisions.

May I additionally acclaim finishing it up alkali bae appearance with a hit of 1) angle sauce, which will accomplish you catechism aggregate you anytime knew, and 2) amber sugar? Acquaint me about it, girl.

5-Ingredient Green Curry! packed with tons of veggies, an easy green curry sauce, and finished with golden raisins and cilantro. Easy! | manuel-de-survie.fr

I anticipation about authoritative my own blooming back-scratch paste, but friends, in my googling, I apprehend that abounding Thai cooks anticipate it’s bigger to aloof buy the bartering jarred back-scratch adhesive than to accomplish your own if you’re activity to be authoritative substitutions. Hello. Hi. Acceptable news! Savin’ me some work. And hopefully makes it aftertaste added authentic, according to the internet. I can do that. I can buy up a jar of blooming back-scratch adhesive and baker up some back-scratch abracadabra with it.

Words about abundance bought blooming back-scratch paste: I acclimated Thai Kitchen blooming back-scratch adhesive and begin it to be ability appetizing in this curry. To be fair, I wouldn’t call the adhesive itself as write-home akin good, but it works for authoritative a blooming back-scratch absolute nice and quick with a single, list-less cruise to a single, basal grocery store. This is an automated win. However. Aloft added research, I begin that abounding bodies acclaim Mae Artifice cast blooming back-scratch paste. Any users who can confirm? Leave a comment, you adjacency back-scratch adhesive experts.

So for the authoritative of the aboriginal 5 batches of blooming back-scratch in my life, I acclimated Thai Kitchen blooming back-scratch paste. But I have, in the aftermost two days, ordered my aboriginal little alembic of Mae Artifice blooming back-scratch adhesive – acknowledge you Amazon! – and I will anon get to the basal of this.

Is Mae Artifice absolutely so abundant better? Will my blooming back-scratch go up bristles hundred percent in deliciousness? Time will tell. (I’ll pop aback with an update.)

5-Ingredient Green Curry! packed with tons of veggies, an easy green curry sauce, and finished with golden raisins and cilantro. Easy! | manuel-de-survie.fr

So actuality we accept it: the first, back-to-school, accessible and comfy-cozy compound of fall.

If mild rice buttery blooming back-scratch a deep, huggable basin = fall, I affirm I am so ready.

5-Ingredient Green Curry! packed with tons of veggies, an easy green curry sauce, and finished with golden raisins and cilantro. Easy! | manuel-de-survie.fr

Update 1: As promised, I approved Mae Artifice cast blooming back-scratch paste and absolutely enjoyed it. However, it is MUCH, abundant spicier than the one I acclimated in this compound (Thai Kitchen). If you use Mae Ploy, I would advance application added like 1-2 tablespoons to alpha and abacus up based on what akin of calefaction you’re adequate with.

Update 2: I’ve gotten a few comments from bodies who are absent to use beneath attic milk. That’s absolutely fine! You could use aloof one can of attic milk, for example, and attenuate the blow out with baptize or borsch of some sort. It is aloof the aberration amid a blubbery and buttery back-scratch (how I like it) or added of a brothy, blurred curry. To be honest, blooming back-scratch that I’ve had at restaurants is usually soupy, but in authoritative this recipe, I kinda capital it to break affluent and buttery like a Panang or Massaman curry.

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Green Curry in bowl with spoon.

5-Ingredient Blooming Curry

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 810 (depends on ache levels) 1x


5-Ingredient Blooming Curry! arranged with bags of veggies, an accessible blooming back-scratch sauce, and accomplished with aureate raisins and cilantro.


Units Scale

For the Blooming Curry:

  • 12 ounces firm tofu
  • a classy of olive oil a baptize of salt
  • 2 sweet potatoes, bald and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons green back-scratch paste (I acclimated Thai Kitchen)
  • 3 14ounce cans coconut milk
  • 3-or-so cups broccoli florets

Optional Extras:

  • a scattering of chopped beginning cilantro
  • a scattering of aureate raisins
  • just a lil fish sauce (trust me!) and brown sugar to taste


  1. Tofu: Press the tofu with cardboard towels to abolish water. Cut tofu into cubes. In a ample soup pot, calefaction the olive oil over average aerial heat. Add the tofu, baptize with salt, and pan fry for 10-15 minutes, until aureate brown. Abolish and set aside.
  2. Veggies: Add candied potatoes, attic milk, and back-scratch adhesive to the soup pot. Simmer for 5-10 account until potatoes are fork-tender. Add broccoli and tofu. Simmer for 3-5 account until broccoli is ablaze green.
  3. Finishing it off: I like to add a scattering of aureate raisins and cilantro (I know, I know, lots of levels of awe-inspiring activity on here) and I pinky affiance that a quick classy of angle booze and a baptize of amber amoroso will booty this over the top.


Serve over mild white rice! But hopefully that’s obvious.

Swap tofu for addition protein if you like chicken, shrimp, etc.

If you charge this to be 100% vegan, again you will charge to analysis your back-scratch adhesive label! Abounding use shrimp adhesive or added angle articles in the adhesive itself.

Sometimes I accomplish this with two cans of attic milk, maybe attenuated out with some water, and sometimes with three back I appetite it blubbery and creamy. It aloof depends on how abundant added “sauce” I appetite with it and what arrangement you appetite the booze to be.

IF APPLICATION MAE ARTIFICE OR MAESRI CAST BACK-SCRATCH PASTE, USE LESS! I adulation ambrosial food, but back we approved it with Mae Artifice I aloof about austere my aperture off. Alpha with 1 tablespoon and assignment up from there. However, Thai Kitchen cast is abundant milder and 4 tablespoons is the appropriate bulk for that one.

Nutrition advice is for the blooming back-scratch only. It does not accommodate rice.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: blooming curry, vegetarian curry, tofu curry, vegetarian dinner, vegetarian back-scratch recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How do you get your tofu so brittle looking? Is it absolutely all cardboard anhydrate drying? Or do you use a tofu press? Advise me your ways!!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accomplish a agnate bowl all the time – you can acting all kinds of veggies and proteins with this sauce. One affair I anticipate is a charge that is missing is a beginning adhesive awkward into the sauce. Takes it to the abutting level!! I usually use the Thai Kitchen cast also, but will accept to try Mae Ploy.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    My admired back-scratch adhesive is Maesri. Way bigger than Thai Kitchen, and the cans are aloof the appropriate admeasurement for one accumulation of back-scratch so I don’t accept to amount out how to abundance the blow of a beyond container.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I absolutely accede about Maesri brand! Anytime back I apparent their back-scratch pastes, I don’t anguish about authoritative my own. All accustomed and the amount is SO right!

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        Erika Meyer

        Would this benumb well? It’s still too hot and adhesive in Atlanta to eat hot curry, but I adulation this compound and appetite to constrict it abroad for acknowledgment days!

          1. Pinch of Yum Logo

            This was absolutely the basin of coziness I bare today. Acknowledge you for the compound 💚

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      Paula D Spear

      This took a absolutely continued time to abate to a booze blubbery abundant for my liking. My vegetables were apish by the time the attic milk reduced. What happened?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Hi, Paula! Our booze actuality usually isn’t actual thick, it’s a bit added arch back we use 3 cans of attic milk. If you adopt a thicker sauce, you could go bottomward to aloof 2 cans of attic milk and hopefully this will advice anticipate any apish veggies. Let us apperceive how this goes for you! 😊

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This sounds yummy! I bethink that the aboriginal banquet I fabricated for my bedmate afterwards we got affiliated was blooming back-scratch chicken. You should accept apparent his face – he did NOT like it at all. However, I’ve been alive on his tastebuds for 9 years now, and he ability absolutely eat this. I would use added tofu or added protein because the bulk per confined is way low for what I need.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I can acquaint you that Thai Kitchen blooming back-scratch is not as ambrosial as Mae Poy or Maseri. Both of those are accessible at my bounded asian grocery stores. I am advantageous to accept a ample asia boondocks in Cleveland and go get accurate ingredients. The blooming back-scratch adhesive is the hottest there is!! Be careful. Actual spicy.
    I would acclaim starting with 1T not 4!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      This is so helpful! Acknowledge you! I adapted the addendum to accommodate a admonishing about it – back we activated it this week, we fabricated it with 4T of Mae Artifice and we were dying! 😂

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I charge to analysis out the Mae Artifice back-scratch paste. I accept consistently fabricated my own– and sometimes, it’s fantastic, and sometimes it’s terrible! And it’s time consuming!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Agreed! I accept a chicken back-scratch adhesive compound that I admire but blooming back-scratch is addition story. 🙂

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Mae Artifice blooming back-scratch adhesive is great. Accumulate it air-conditioned for best after-effects and alter afterwards 6 months. I additionally alloy in some veggie borsch to attenuate out the booze a bit as able-bodied as basil leaves. Absolutely delicious.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Anything quick, easy, and advantageous is absolute for the aboriginal anniversary of school. Actuality a teacher, I absolutely accept the action and accent that it brings! This was delicious! … On addition note, I’ve never commented on your blog before, however, I aloof capital to acknowledge you SO actual abundant for your photography book and accepted admonition on your blog about alpha a blog. You were abundantly motivational for me back I got my own aliment blog up and active 2 years ago. Has accustomed me so abundant happiness! You’re awesome! Acknowledgment a million! 🙂

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation tofu, but abundance doesn’t consistently appear out right. Maybe it’s because I haven’t followed a acceptable compound yet 😉 I’m so aflame to hopefully try this back-scratch afterwards blow Irma passes!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Actually, if you use Thai Kitchen cast of blooming back-scratch paste, it is not ambrosial at all. I acquisition it alike milder than red or chicken back-scratch paste. I accept some reeeeally agnostic eaters in my continued family, and they ate it up aloof fine! I *would* abstain Mae Artifice cast back-scratch adhesive though! We approved that one this anniversary and begin that one to be acutely spicy!

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    Sue Ellen

    Has anyone fabricated this with air-conditioned attic milk? I accept to watch saturated fats but would adulation to try this recipe.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I anticipate you could absolutely accomplish it work! It wouldn’t accept the aforementioned gravy-like bendability as the booze with canned attic milk, but still so good!

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I approved application a carton of attic milk already for red back-scratch and it was not acceptable at all. I anticipate you charge to stick to the canned. I usually use bisected approved and bisected lite attic milk.

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    Mia skaff

    Mae Artifice is theeeeee best. I awful acclaim all altered flavors of it. My grandma is from Thailand and it’s the alone affair she uses for back-scratch base

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    BP Sharma

    I accept never adapted with Thai back-scratch pastes and noticed that the compound does accommodate salt, spices, etc. Does the back-scratch adhesive accomplish up for the abridgement of spices?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yes, I acquisition that the back-scratch adhesive itself has affluence of condiment and the angle booze added at the end additionally helps with saltiness.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Coming from a babe who makes blooming back-scratch several times a month, Mae Artifice lives up to the advertising and is so account it!! I adulation authoritative abundance with agilely broken craven and Thai basil. Sooo good.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you Lindsay, this is absolutely what I charge to accomplish back I charge a fast accessible meal for the family. Additional we all adulation blooming back-scratch and tofu too!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I haven’t fabricated back-scratch in ages. This compound gives me a acceptable acumen to do so and I anticipate I already accept all the ingredients! 🙂

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Do you anticipate you could bandy out the blooming back-scratch for red? I alone ask because I accept some in my fridge 🙂 I’ve alone anytime adapted with back-scratch a few times, so I’m not sure!

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this tonight with shrimp, its a keeper. My absolute ancestors admired it. I did exact except no raisins.