Ideal herbs & vegetables for Thai recipes
If you like cooking authentic thai or stir-fry meals then the key fresh thai ingredients to focus on growing are:
- Thai Basil
- And/or Tulasi or Holy Basil
- Thai Chilli Peppers.
Taking them in turn:
Thai Basil or Tulasi / Holy Basil
If you are into Thai meals or cooking a stir fry then using the method as described in the key ingredients growing plan will provide you with all the essential herbs & vegetables.
But a very important (possible the most important) item is to use the thai basil – a key ingredient used in many thai recipes.
In addition you might also want to consider growing tulasi or holy basil – sometimes confused with Thai Basil (see above) Holy Basil is completely different and has such a peppery flavour that it is often referred to as ‘hot basil’.
- Thai Basil
- Average Height when grown 30 to 45 cm
- Time from seed to harvest – 50 to 60 days
- Tulasi or Holy Basil
- Average height when grown 30 to 60 cm
- Time from seed to harvest – 40 days
Lemongrass & Thai chilli peppers.
Lemongrass is a staple ingredient of many stir fry dishes and with it’s sweet lemony taste is a great herb to grow indoors.
For example below is a very easy to make thai lemongrass chicken recipe
Similarly Thai Chilli Peppers are a key part of hot spicy meals – and taste especially good when used fresh.
How to grow Thai Ingredients
Just to summarise, if you want to grow your own fresh Thai ingredients then the ones to focus on are: