Green Curry Chicken with Thai Eggplant and Sweet Basil

Recipe of Chef Naruemol Poolkuan, Chef de Cuisine of Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai

Chef Naruemol Poolkuan, Benjarong

“Heavenly” is the word we would use to describe Thai food. Though it’s often so fiery as to remind you off another place in the afterlife, there is something about it that feels very harmonious, light, and ethereal, even at its richest and most decadent. It’s that effortless balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy that makes the quintessential Thai flavor profile so unique – qualities that are best typified in Gaeng Kiew Warn Gai. This green curry chicken dish is our idea of a food embrace; comforting and hearty, but so multilayered and complex, it feels like a chorus of angels on the tongue.  Oh, and the one served at Benjarong at Dusit Thani Hotel? PERFECTION. We are so happy that we got their Head Chef, Naruemol Poolkuan to part with the recipe!


Prep Time: 10 minutes (Now that’s what we call fast food!)

Serves 4



480g  chicken sliced

120g  green curry paste

320g  Thai eggplant

20g  sweet basil

30g  red chili finger

15g  kaffir lime leaves

40g  sugar

1 liter coconut milk

60ml fish sauce



  • Heat coconut milk until boiled, add green curry paste and simmer for 2 minutes
  • Add chicken sliced and Thai eggplants, keep cooking until cooked for 5 minutes
  • Seasoning with fish sauce and sugar
  • Add kaffir lime leaves, red chili finger, sweet basil , soft stir and removes from heat
  • Serve with rice or noodles (We like to have this with flat rice noodles!)


About Benjarong

Enjoy the majestic setting of Dusit Thani Dubai’s award-winning signature restaurant, Benjarong, serving Royal Thai cuisine straight from the palaces of Thailand. At Benjarong you will experience the very best of Royal Thai cuisine, with the utmost care taken to ensure that classic, centuries old recipes are prepared and presented to perfection.


Timings: Lunch: 12-noon – 3pm; Dinner: 7pm – 11:30pm

For enquiries and reservation please call 04 317 4515, send a mail to, or visit




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