Friday, March 22, 2013

Curry Chicken

I seldom cook curry chicken from scratch, always used ready made curry paste....haha...!!!
Just mix with chicken and cook, easy!

But, that day I saw Annie made roti jala with curry chicken,looks so good, so, I thought I'll give it a try, make from scratch..
And ,'s the curry chicken! I give 2 thumbs up for this delish !!!! 

And I won't use the ready made curry paste anymore.!!!

Here's the recipe from Annie , I change a bit, I used dried chili instead of chilli paste and because I love the aroma from lemongrass, so I used 2 lemongrass and blend it together with chilli, shallots and garlic.
Thanks Annie for this great recipe :P

1 whole Chicken (Est. 1 - 1.2kg), cut into big pieces( I used 4 whole leg)
4 Potatoes, cut into big chunks
150ml Coconut Milk
500ml Water, or more if you want
5 to 6 tbsp Curry Powder
2 tbsp Chilli Paste( I used 10-12 pcs dried chillies)
10 to 15 leaf of Curry Leaves
5 bulbs Shallots
5 cloves Garlic
1 stalk Lemongrass, bruised ( I used 2 stalks)
2 to 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tbsp Salt, or more to taste
1 tbsp Sugar, or more to taste

Boil the dried chilli until soft.
Grind the softened died chilli, shallot ,lemongrass and garlic into paste. 
In a large wok, or pot, heat up oil, fry chilli paste until fragrant add in curry leaves and curry powder, fry till fragrant.
Add in chicken pieces, sear the chicken pieces, like for 5 mins or so.
Add in water, bring to boil. Once boiled, add in potatoes, mix well, cover up and let it simmer for about 10mins under low heat.
Season with salt and sugar. Add in coconut milk and let it boil. Once boiled, taste. If the taste is right, then heat off, leave it there for 10mins before you dish up and serve. 




Phong Hong said...

Now you make me also want to cook chicken curry hah! hah!

Jeannie Tay said...

I too buy my curry paste from the market if I want to cook curry:D so much easier...yours of course will taste nicer using home made paste!