The name “green” curry derives from the color of the dish, which comes from green chillies. The “sweet” in the Thai name (wan means ‘sweet’) refers to the particular color green itself and not to the taste of the curry. As this is a Thai curry based on coconut milk and fresh green chillies, the color comes out creamy mild green or, as this color is called in Thai, “sweet green”. Its ingredients are not exactly fixed. The curry is not necessarily sweeter than other Thai curries but, although the spiciness varies, it tends to be more pungent than the milder red curries. Green curry evolved during the reign of King Rama VI or Rama VII, between the years 1908-1926
Die thailändische Küche verwendet eine Vielzahl von Zutaten, Kräutern und Gewürzen. Die Herstellung einer Curry Paste, bei der zum Teil mehr als 20 verschiedene Zutaten verarbeitet werden, kann Stunden von Mahlen und Abschmecken benötigen.
Thai cuisine uses a huge amount of ingredients. The making of a single curry paste, for which you sometimes need more than 20 different ingredients, may involve several hours of grinding and tasting.