Here's how to make a green curry, say with chicken. Fry some green curry paste in a heavy-based pan or wok. (Frying makes it less hot). Then add cubed chicken breast, and stir fry until white (and green). Add a green vegetable: peas, zuccini, broccoli are all great. Stir-fry for a very short while, then add coconut milk, and maybe some chicken broth. Cook till tender, adding basil leaves and lemon or tamarind if desired.

Serve immediately, on white rice.