Monday, September 10, 2012

Nyonya Curry Chicken

This is a wonderful & awfully delicious dish! Even my boy could not help and steal bits of the kerisik mixture :) Seems like his getting very adventurous in food tasting especially spicy food! He even requested me to cook more curry next time :)

Recipe adapted from Frozen Wings
  • 1 whole chicken, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 150gm thick coconut milk
  • 50gm kerisik (I used 30gm dessicated coconut)
  • 80gm chilli boh ( chilli paste)
  • 2 blades pandan leaves, knotted
  • 6 tbsps of cooking oil
  • salt and sugar to taste (I used approx 1 tsp each)

Pounded ingredients:
  • 100gm big onion
  • 50gm shallot
  • 30gm garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • lemongrass - 2 stalks, white parts only
  • dry prawns - a small handful
  • toasted belacan - about 1"x1"

  1. Pour oil into a wok over low fire and saute pounded ingredients until fragrant. Add in chilli boh and continue frying , this process takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Add in star anise and pandan leaves and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the kerisik and the chicken. Keep tossing and stirring, adjust to medium-high fire and pour in some coconut milk or add a little water if you find it too dry and cook for a few minutes, add in the balance of thick coconut milk, stir them around and let simmer until chicken is tender. (I stirred the mixture frequently to prevent scorching for about 45mins till the meat is cooked through.)
  4. Lastly, add salt and sugar to taste.


PH said...

This is the type of curry that I love very much. Its good that your boy loves this. I think it is good for children to be exposed to many types of food. Your curry looks really delicious.

lena said...

i'm salivating looking at the dish until i see that the link. So happy that you find it delicious, i like it very much too and very fragrant, thank you!

YY said...

Hi, can you explain what do you mean by "pounded ingredients"? Do you cut, chop or mince them first, then pound them together? or just leave them big pieces and then pound them? Do they need to be pounded until all mashed up into paste? Can you provide the detailed instruction for each of the pounded ingredients? thanks in advanced. I really want to make this.

Peng said... can used a food blender to process all the spice ingredients into paste.

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