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Thai Yellow Curry: The Beautiful Golden Allure of Thailand's Brightest Dish


An Introduction to Yellow Thai Curry

When it comes to Thai cuisine, one dish that has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts worldwide is Thai Yellow Curry. Bursting with flavours, this aromatic delight has an interesting history and a unique blend of ingredients that make it a standout dish. In this blog post, we'll take a deep dive into the origins, ingredients, spice level, global comparisons, potential health benefits, flavour profile, and the best way to enjoy Thai Yellow Curry.



Thai Yellow Curry, known as "Gaeng Garee" in Thai, has its roots in Thai and Indian cuisine. It was introduced to Thailand by Muslim immigrants from India, and over time, it evolved into the beloved Thai dish we know today. While it has Indian influences, Thai Yellow Curry has its distinct Thai character with an abundance of fragrant herbs and spices.

Selection of Thai curries on a Thai market stall


Key Ingredients in Thai Yellow Sauce

The key ingredients in Thai Yellow Curry include coconut milk, yellow curry paste, chicken, or vegetables. The yellow curry paste is a blend of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, galangal, turmeric, and other spices, which gives it its vibrant hue and distinctive flavour. Vegetables like potatoes and carrots are commonly used, and it's often garnished with fresh coriander and crispy shallots.


Spice Level

Thai Yellow Curry is generally considered to be one of the milder Thai curries in terms of spice level. It offers a delightful balance of flavours, with a mild kick of spiciness that is well-tolerated by most palates. This makes it an excellent choice for those who want to explore Thai cuisine without the intense heat found in some other Thai curries.

Comparing Thai Yellow to Other Thai Curries:

Thai Yellow Curry stands out in the world of curries due to its creamy texture, mild spiciness, and the use of fragrant herbs like lemongrass and galangal. It differs significantly from Indian curries, which are often tomato-based and have a different spice profile. The use of coconut milk in Thai Yellow Curry gives it a unique creaminess not found in other curries.

Lots of different Thai curries


Health Benefits

Thai Yellow Curry isn't just a treat for your taste buds; it also offers some potential health benefits. The turmeric in the curry paste is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, while coconut milk provides healthy fats. Additionally, the variety of vegetables used in the dish adds vitamins and minerals to your meal.

Flavour Profile:

The flavour profile of Thai Yellow Curry is a harmonious symphony of creamy coconut milk, earthy turmeric, zesty lemongrass, and aromatic spices. It offers a rich, mildly spiced, and slightly sweet taste that's simply irresistible.


How to Enjoy Thai Yellow Curry

The best way to enjoy Thai Yellow Curry is simply with a plate of steaming jasmine rice. The rice complements the creamy curry, and together they create a wholesome satisfying meal. You can also pair it with noodles or enjoy it as a soup. Don't forget to add a squeeze of lime for a touch of acidity and freshness.

Introducing Our Gourmet Thai Yellow Sauce by Mae Ja Thai Foods Online

For those yearning for a milder yet flavour-packed curry adventure, our Thai Yellow Curry Sauce emerges as the perfect choice. Crafted with the finest Thai yellow paste, this dish offers a harmonious blend of traditional spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg, delivering a subtle but unmistakable warmth that pleases the palate.

The marriage of these spices creates an earthy and deeply satisfying flavour profile, reminiscent of the comforting richness found in Japanese katsu curry but with a uniquely Thai twist. 

A jar of Thai yellow curry sauce

Yellow Curry Thai Food Ideas

The unique colour of our Thai yellow curry sauce really catches the eye and is beautiful in its own way, there is no need to try to make this curry any more visually appealing with to many fancy ingredients. For this reason we believe little is more, so try not to over do it, keep it simple. Just use a basic meat and two veg would work perfectly. 

Recommended Meat Choices 

Chicken, Beef, Duck, Pork, lean lamb (chicken thighs in the slow cooker or any meats on the bone slow cooked)

Recommended Vegetable Choices

Onions, Carrots, New Potato (tinned work really well), Mooli, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Squash.

Pairing Suggestions

Thai yellow curry tastes great when served with Thai Jasmine white RiceThai Coconut Rice, Egg Fried Rice or even with Lime and Coriander Rice

Cooking Tips and Tricks

Please cook this curry with new potatoes, But save yourself a huge headache and just buy cheap tinned supermarket brand peeled new potatoes, They only cost about 40p per tin, Drain the juice and add a few potatoes to your Thai yellow curry.

Absolutely delish we promise!

Spice Level

This is a very mild curry sauce. If you would like to add some heat to your yellow curry then be sure to add some of our spicy dried chilies to your basket before checking out




Coconut Milk, Water, Garlic, Lemongrass, Shallot, Salt, Galangal, Dried Red Chilli, Kafir Lime Peel, Coriander Seed, Curry Powder,
Cumin, Cinnamon, Tumeric, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Sugar, Anchovy (Fish),
Added Seasonings Containing: (Flavour Enhancer E621, Yeast Extract, Soybean Protein (Soybean) Stabilizer: Xanthan Gum

 Thai yellow curry sauce. Thai cooking sauces


Additional Information

  • This Sauce is cooked and bottled in the UK by Expert Thai sauce artisans at Mae Ja
  • This sauce is Gluten Free
  • Allergens include: Soy, Fish, Crustacean
  • Store in a cool dry place and for best results use within the date printed on the label
  • Serves 2 to 3 people
  • Volume 380ml


Love Thai Yellow Curry Sauce? Discover These Delicious Alternatives!

Save £1.50 when you purchase our Thai Yellow Sauce Three Pack from Mae Ja Thai Foods online. Perfect for stocking up on your favourite Thai flavours.

Prefer milder Thai curries? Have you seen our Masaman Curry Sauce? If you love Thai Yellow Curry, we think you should definitely try our Masaman Curry Sauce next!

Or If it is the aromatic flavours of the yellow curry that you adore, perhaps give our Thai Green Curry Sauce a try, It is packed with delicious fragrant aromatic herbs and spices.

About Mae Ja Thai Food Online Delivery Service

All of our gourmet Thai cooking sauces are hand crafted in the UK and are posted directly to you, So if you are looking for a Thai Food delivery service in the UK that specialises in authentic flavours of Thailand delivered to your doorstep, give Mae Ja Thai Foods a try, You wont be disappointed.

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