45ml vegetable oil
60ml Thai green curry paste
500ml chicken stock
1 x 400g tin coconut milk
10ml fish sauce
800g chicken breasts, skin removed and cubed
2 aubergines (about 450g in total), diced
a small bunch of basil leaves
30ml lemon juice
Place a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.
Add the curry paste and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Pour in the chicken stock and coconut milk and stir to dissolve the paste.
Add the fish sauce, sugar and salt.
Now add the chicken.
Turn the heat to medium-low heat so that the curry simmers lightly. Cook for 20 minutes.
Add the diced aubergine and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Taste the curry. Add more salt if necessary and also more sugar for a background sweetness.
Chop a handful of the basil leaves and add it to the curry.
Pour in the lemon juice and turn the heat to low.
Cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve the curry on a fragrant rice and scatter over some fresh basil leaves.