Prik Khing Curry Recipe || Best 5 Health Benefits Of It

Prik khing curry recipe is a traditional Thai dish, and it’s also known as Kaeng prik ka-oh or gaeng prik khii nuu. It is one of my favorite Thai dishes. A quick, stir-fried dish that brings all the essence of Thailand into every delicious mouthful.

Prik khing curry is fried green (unripe) chili, shallots, garlic, and dried shrimp. It’s very important to use green chilies that are not very spicy yet. This is because the frying process will eliminate chilies’ raw taste. So if you fry green chilies that are too spicy, the end product will taste really awful.  

The Prik khing curry recipe is a really simple one. There’s not much you need to do. It’s just about washing, chopping, and frying. But the green chili you’re using will give you a lot of heat, so you’ll need to train by eating smaller portions first.

If you plan on eating it on its own or with rice, the spiciness level is up to you, but if you want to make it milder, use fewer chilies at first. You can make this dish in several ways.

How to make the Prik khing curry recipe?

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients for Prik khing curry recipe:

  • 300 grams Pork Collar Thinly Sliced or Cubed
  • 100 grams of Long Green Beans cut into 1-inch lengths (sugar snap peas at a push)
  • 3 tbs Phrik King (Khing) Curry Paste
  • 1/3 cups Sliced Ginger Roots
  • 5 Kaffir leaves torn in half – stems removed
  • 2 tsp Fish Sauce (optional) increases saltiness
  • 1 tbs Brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs Seasoning sauce
  • 1 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 tbs Sliced Chili Spur (Big Chilli Pepper)


1. Slice kaffir leaves in half and set aside.

2. Slice the pork collar into 1/4 inch strips about 2 inches long. You can use the whole piece, but the collar is really fatty, so you might want to trim it a bit to keep the fat content of your dish low.

Prik Khing Curry Recipe
Prik Khing Curry Recipe

3. In a wok, heat the olive oil and add the sliced ginger roots. Stir fry for about 2 minutes.

4. Toss the pork collar and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until it’s slightly browned.

5. Add green beans, kaffir leaves, and seasoning sauce. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Add the curry paste and cook for 2 minutes until the paste starts to turn brown. 

7. Add the sliced green chilies and stir fry for a minute or so until they start to turn brown.

8. Turn off the heat and add the sliced pork collar, fish sauce (if used), and sugar.

9. Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.

Nutrition Facts of Prik khing curry recipe

  • Calories: 271
  • Total Fat: 16.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Sodium 0mg Fiber: 2.5g
  • Total Carbohydrates 5.5g 
  • Sugars 5.4g 
  • Protein 19.

Best 5 Health Benefits of Prik khing curry recipe

1. Low in calories and fat.

2. High in Sodium, which is really important for growing children, pregnant women, and people on medication

3. Excellent source of Vitamin A 

4. Excellent source of Vitamin B12 

5. Excellent source of Potassium.

Healthy Tips:

1. The amount of fish sauce is optional. If you want to cut the saltiness, add just 1 tsp of fish sauce to start and adjust it later on according to your taste.

2. Add some healthy oil when stir-frying your pork or chicken so that it can be cooked without burning the meat and adding carcinogens.

3. You can serve this dish with brown rice to add more vitamins and minerals to your meal.

4. If you want a lower-fat version, omit the oil or use less olive oil when stir-frying your meat or veggies.

5. If you want a lower sodium version, omit the fish sauce or use just 1 tsp of fish sauce and season with salt instead.

6. If your kids are sensitive to spices or don’t want them to burn, add fewer chilies, garlic, and shallots first so that the chili heat won’t be overpowering.

If you like having green beans in your meal, make sure they are trimmed to 1-inch lengths because most people find that the green beans stain their fingers when cut too short.

Prik Khing Curry Recipe

Can I Freeze the Prik khing curry recipe?

Yes, if you freeze this dish in an airtight container, it can stay good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to use it, defrost it overnight in the fridge and heat it the next day. 

If you want to keep your vegetables fresh, place them in an airtight container first and then freeze them on top of the curry before putting a lid over everything. This way, you won’t need to defrost the veggies before putting them into the wok.

Is the Prik khing curry recipe good for everybody?

Yes and no. It’s a very mild dish that is good for all ages because it contains moderate fat, sodium, and salt. A seasoned person will find the dish spicy, but it’s not enough to burn their mouth like Indian chilies.

This dish is also good for people on medication or who are growing kids, as the sodium content of this dish is low enough to prevent kids from getting into any harm.

Final Thoughts

If you want to get milder Thai food, try the Prik khing curry recipe. It’s a very traditional dish that is loved by people old and young in Thailand. The recipe is easy to follow, and even kids can make it. It’s made of fresh ingredients that have a lot of health benefits, so you can feel good about eating this dish any day of the week.

The spiciness of this curry is also something you should keep in mind when cooking this dish for your family.

I hope this recipe will help you enjoy your meals on a healthy note. If you liked the Prik khing curry recipe, please give it a like and share it with your family and friends.

You can also check out other Thai recipes on the blog if you have time. Also, check out healthy tips in this post ‘Healthy Thai Recipes – Choosing Healthy Thai Recipes. Hope that this collection of the best healthy recipes can be helpful for all of you to keep your body fit and healthy always.

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