Red Chicken Curry with Bamboo Shoots

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Four to Six

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

Bamboo shoots have a lovely crunchy texture. It is quite acceptable to use canned ones, as fresh bamboo is not readily available in the West. Buy canned whole bamboo shoots, which are crisper and of better quality than sliced shoots.


  • 1 litre/ pints/4 cups coconut milk
  • 450


  1. Make the curry paste. Dry-fry the coriander seeds and cumin seeds for 1–2 minutes, then put in a mortar or food processor with all the remaining ingredients except the oil. Pound or process to a paste.

  2. Add the vegetable oil, a lit