Thai Curry Carrot Sauce

The sweetness of carrots and a touch of brown sugar balance the spiciness of red thai curry paste in this blended seasoning. Ideal for seafood or sprinkled over rice and roasted vegetables.


  • 2 (122 g) medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon grass, sliced thin
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red Thai curry paste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 cup (2 g) fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Place carrots and garlic into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5 or 6.
  4. Blend for 10 seconds until chopped. If necessary, use the tamper to press any ingredients into the blades while processing.
  5. Put carrot mixture, lemon grass, chicken broth, milk, coconut milk, fish sauce, curry paste, and brown sugar into a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes or until carrots are soft.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 160°F.
  7. Place this mixture and the cornstarch into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 1.
  9. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  10. Blend for 4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
  11. Reduce to Variable 5 and add cilantro through lid plug opening. Blend for 20 seconds.

For lower sodium, use low-sodium chicken broth. Recommended for seafood, rice, and grilled or roasted vegetables.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.