Heat a medium saucepan with vegetable oil and sweat off the red onion, ginger and lemongrass on a medium heat. Once the onion has softened, add the chicken to brown off.
Then add the curry powder, stirring well to coat the chicken.
Then add garlic, coconut milk and chicken stock, mixing well with the potatoes and carrot. Continue to cook with a lid on for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, cut the okra (adding any other vegetable of your choice) then season the curry with fish sauce, sugar and a pinch of black pepper, and add in the additional vegetables. Cook for a further 8- 10 minutes.
Garnish with thai basil and spring onions and a few slices of red birdseye chilli.
Serve with steamed rice or best with a fresh baguette and butter.