Recipe: Thai Happy Bowl (protein base)


I don't know about you, but when it's a late evening at work and I'm dead beat, the last thing I want to do is make dinner. Quick dishes like this Thai bowl come to the rescue! The toughest part of this recipe is waiting to eat it. Yum.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves 3 people
Ingredients
Vegetables to saute
  • Baby corn
  • Bok choy
  • Red bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Oyster or button mushrooms
Thai Chilli Peanut Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chilli Chutney peanut butter (buy it here)
  • 1 tbsp honey or jaggery powder (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Thai curry paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (add more or less to adjust consistency)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (adjust according to taste)
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey (or Jaggery powder as a Vegan alternative)
For the marinade
  • 300 grams of chicken, paneer or tofu (your choice of protein)
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tbs honey (or Jaggery powder as a Vegan alternative)
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
  • Salt to taste

As garnish

  • Spring onions
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Black sesame seeds

Recipe instructions
  1. Marinate your choice of protein for 30 to 45 minutes. Then cook them in a pan.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the peanut sauce in a bowl, mix them well and keep them aside.
  3. Saute all the veggies in a pan. Add these to your protein once cooked.
  4. Pour a generous helping of the chilli peanut sauce over the pan and garnish with peanuts, spring onions and black sesame seeds.
  5. Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe created by Avrinder Munday (https://www.instagram.com/thecardamom_in/)


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