Jungle Curry Recipe

Jungle Curry - a popular Thai curry, jungle curry is spicy and made with no coconut milk. You can make pork or chicken jungle curry with this easy recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Jungle Curry
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 351 kcal


  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • 1 pack red curry paste (see picture below) (1.76 ounce/50g)
  • 2-3 slices galanga (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon rhizome, (optional)
  • 1 pound pork, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned bamboo shoot
  • 1/2 cup canned baby corn
  • 1/2 cup canned straw mushroom
  • 8-10 string beans, cut in to 2" length
  • 6 kaffir leaves
  • 15 basil leaves


  1. Heat up a wok and add in the water, red curry paste, galanga and rhizome (optional). Stir to combine until boiling.
  2. Add the pork and let it cook for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce and sugar. Stir to mix. Gently transfer the bamboo shoot, baby corn, straw mushroom, string beans and kaffir leaves into the wok. Stir to mix.
  3. Cover the wok and bring to boil. Turn the heat to medium and let it cook for 5-6 minutes. Add in the basil leaves. Give it a quick stir and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

1. Rhizome is optional but may enhance the flavor of this dish. 2. This is the red curry paste I used for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Jungle Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 863mg 36%
Potassium 476mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.