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  1. Dottie Palamara

    5 stars
    This is my very favorite IP recipe. I judge all recipes by this one & nothing compares. I’m having dinner with kids & grandkids for first time in a year (outside, though). With a six-cup IP, can I double the recipe or should I do two separate batches? Thank you in advance

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Dottie, that’s so wonderful to hear. I’m very happy for you and your family! Yes, you can double the recipe – I do it in my 6 quart. Same cook time.

  2. Gabriel

    5 stars
    This came out perfect! I will definitely be making it again.
    I didn’t add the sugar and it was still delicious.

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      I’m really glad to hear that, Gabriel. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Kristina

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for months, but can not find Thai basil leaves anywhere. Would regular basil work, or should I just omit that ingredient?

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Kristina, absolutely! Don’t omit, use the regular basil. I do sometimes.

  4. Lisa W

    5 stars
    This is a go to recipe and comes out absolutely perfect in an instant pot.

    Although this recipe doesn’t require any modification , I do add in garlic and use coconut cream instead of coconut milk only because I love how silky the sauce is after. In addition I zest some of the lime in the sauce and in the rice as well. Lastly I pour a splash of mirin along with the chicken broth.

    All in all this is super flavorful and very fragrant!

    PS if you can’t find kaffir lime leaves try reaching out through your neighborhood channels (i.e. Nextdoor) it’s how I get mine. Just pick and toss in Horray!

    Thank you for this recipe. I’ve shared it with many.


    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Thank you, Lisa! Also, I’m happy to have you share your tips and substitutions.

    • Ed

      If you do manage to find some they also freeze well for future use!

  5. Paige

    5 stars
    Just made this dish in the Instapot (following Neena’s recipe) and it was fabulous! It was easy to follow/prepare and the whole family loved it. It will surely become a family favorite!

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Paige, thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m beyond thrilled that you chose to cook this recipe for your family! One of the many pleasures of this blog is hearing from people all over the world, and once in a while, from someone I knew a long time ago!

  6. Matt

    4 stars
    Flavors are there! Would like the sauce to be a bit thicker and not so runny. I added a bit of cornstarch to help thicken but is was still runny. Suggestions?

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Matt, you will probably be able to get away with not adding the broth/water. Also, you could try adding coconut cream.

    • Momo

      I make the sauce thicker by adding a chopped+peeled sweet potato with the chicken. It turns out amazing!

  7. Justin

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe! I’m new to my instant pot and needed some guidance on how to make one of my favorite dishes, Thai red curry! If you have the time and ingredients I recommend sautéing the onions with garlic and ginger and then moving forward with the rest of the steps. Keep on cooking!

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Justin, I’m glad you like it. You’ll love all the other Thai curries as well so do give them a try if you can 🙂

  8. Tisa

    5 stars
    Wow! Wonderful recipe! Better than most restaurants! I only had the mae ploy paste and yes a little too spicy for me, I may try 2 tbsp instead of 3 next time.. I used mushrooms and red peppers.. Perfect explanations for a beginner thank you!!

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Hi Tisa – thank you for your comment and I’m excited you got to try it out.

  9. Miriam

    4 stars
    This is tasty, but it is definitely adjusted to typical American tastes. For those who like spice, I would suggest doubling the amount of curry paste, and/or adding a Thai Hot pepper or similar hot pepper (just remember to remove it before serving).

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Miriam, since my readers’ (and my family’s) tastes span the gamut of spice tolerance, I go somewhere in the middle. I’m glad you were able to adjust the recipe to suit your tastes.

  10. Tisa

    Hi , I’m new to the IP . Can I use this recipe with the duo evo plus? Thai is my favorite, I’m so excited to try! Thank you!

    • Paint the Kitchen Red

      Tisa, yes you sure can – I make it all the time. You’ll love the recipe – make sure you get the right ingredients 🙂

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