Authentic Cambodian Curry Recipe | Spicy & Delicious

Learn how to make a traditional, spicy and delicious Cambodian curry with our step-by-step recipe. Perfect for a family meal.

Cambodian curry is a traditional dish that is well-known for its bold and spicy flavors. With a rich history and cultural significance, this dish is a staple in Cambodian cuisine and is sure to impress. In this recipe, we will show you how to make a authentic and delicious Cambodian curry that is perfect for a family meal.


  • 2 lbs of chicken or tofu (for a vegan option)
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons of lemongrass paste
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce (omit for vegan option)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the chicken or tofu into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the red curry paste, lemongrass paste, paprika, coriander, turmeric, and sugar together.

Cooking Method

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook until they are softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the mixed spices to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the chicken or tofu to the pan and cook until browned on all sides.
  5. Pour in the coconut milk and add the fish sauce (or salt for a vegan option).
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Cambodian curry with steamed rice and fresh cilantro for a delicious and authentic meal.

Making a traditional Cambodian curry is easier than you think. With bold flavors and a rich history, this dish is perfect for a family meal and is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients, follow our step-by-step recipe and enjoy a delicious and authentic Cambodian curry!

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