Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yellow Chicken Curry

Yellow, yellow dirty fellow is not synonymous for this Yellow Chicken Curry. It is on the other hand a marvellously tempting Thai curry (Green Fish Curry & Prawn Mango Curry). Obviously for such a curry, you really need the Thai ingredients ranging from spices, herbs (Seafood Tom Yam Soup, Fish In Lime Chilli Gravy, Thai Mee Hoon Kerabu/Salad, Thai Salmon Noodle Soup & Lemongrass Chicken Kebab) and thick coconut milk please. As a result, it is tender soft chicken rolls (Chicken Vegetable Soup, Chilli Chicken Raisins & Spicy Chicken Wings) in a thick (Lamb Kofta Curry) yellowish creamy curry (Curry Chicken Noodles). All then you need next is a good heapful of cooked Basmati or Thai rice. What are we waiting for? Lets tuck in now!!
350g minced chicken meat - season with salt and shaped into small rolls
(Note; you can use chicken pieces as well)
200ml coconut milk
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon and 1 star anise
2 small pieces asam keping/dried tamarind pieces
(Note: otherwise use tamarind juice)
3-4 lime leaves - tear into smaller pieces
4 tbsp of oil
1 1/2 cups of water
Salt for taste

For The Curry Paste
l lemongrass
5 shallots
1/2 inch fresh turmeric
1 tsp white pepper seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
3 candlenuts/buah keras
5 red chilies (or as preferred)
3 birds eyes chilies (optional)
** blend or ground all these ingredients for a thick paste

When oil is heated. fry curry paste till fragrant and oil splits.
Add cinnamon and star anise and stir.
Pour water and add tamarind.
Once heated through, drop the chicken rolls inside.
Simmer to cook them.
Combine in coconut milk and lime leaves.
Stir and simmer for another 2-3 minutes before removing from heat.
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  1. mmm.....delicious! just the and white rice, can eat two plate of rice!

  2. I have a ready mix thai yellow paste and was wondering how it becomes yellow. when we add turmeric it gives a orangish tone.

    Anyways, I like the colorful curries.

  3. Cooking it with lemongrass is definitely very appetizing!

  4. I know this curry taste great as it has coconut milk. yumm

  5. I love all types of curry but yellow is most common one we serve. Me too sometimes worry about my cholesterol by using coconut milk but I can't help it :). Coconut milk is really good. Thank you for sharing this post, Nava as it is making me hungry. :)

  6. Hmmm...the color is so tempting. Have u try cooking green curry too?

  7. Yummy! I can never replace coconut with milk. I found the taste is quite different. I can't live without coconut. Hahaha!

  8. This is a very yellow curry! It sounds great.

  9. Oh jeez! I thought coconut milk was actually better for you! I pretty much use it in everything...I must investigate!

    This curry looks so beautiful :) love that color!

  10. This looks so yummy and colorful.

  11. So delicious I wish I could have a bowl.

  12. Wow what a lovely curry...All those spices and the coconut milk just elevates the taste

  13. creamy and delicious chicken curry..loved the colour..

  14. Looks so creamy and absolutely delicious the visuals its so appetizing


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