Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nyonya Chicken Curry

Nyonya cuisine I have not only introduced, but also spoken about (Nyonya Fish Sambal, Nyonya Curry Laksa, Nyonya Assam Laksa and Nyonya Style Fish Achar. Thus, instead of repeating the same pointers or rather right now I can't think of what else to say, here is the recipe for this Nyonya Chicken Curry - an aromatic, spicy, thick and creamy curry with soft tender chicken, cooked with spices, Asian herbs and coconut milk.  

Quarter chicken - cut into bite sizes
5 shallots - sliced thinly
2 lemongrass - crushed/smashed
Spices - 1 stick cinnamon, 1 star anize and 3 cloves
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
3 potatoes - cut into pieces
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

Curry paste 
1 tbsp plain chilli powder (or 10 dried red chillies) 
2 fresh red chillies
1/2 inch fresh turmeric (can also use turmeric powder)
5 garlic
1/2 inch lengkuas/galangal 
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste
1 tsp black pepper seeds
** blend/process all together for a thick paste

Heat oil and fry curry paste with shallots, lemongrass and spices till aromatic and oil splits.
Add chicken and potatoes.
Stir in and pour enough water (more for more gravy)
Season with salt.
Simmer to cook chicken and potatoes
Pour in coconut milk.
Simmer again to heat through.
Remove from heat. 
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  1. Simple yet delicious. Nyonya is one of my fav meal

  2. I know nothing about Nyonga but trust u completely from all the dishes u have been treating me with visually since so many years.
    The curry looks yumm Nava.
    Hows is ur mom btw?

  3. Easy preparation and awesome output........ Can feel the heavenly taste of chicken in coconut milk.... :)

  4. This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing! <3 -

  5. Chicken curry looks too good. So delicious. :)

  6. Looks so flavourful!! I really love coconut milk with spices! Very nice recipe perfectly captured!!

  7. Chicken curry looks very flavorful & like to have with hot rice.

  8. This chicken curry looks so yummy... ur recipes make me hungry :)

  9. Chicken simmered in coconut milk... Mouth watering recipe. Like to have with rice.

  10. This chicken curry looks so tasty, I would like my daddy to try it :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. nice recipe..I'll try it sometime aoon:)

  12. flavorful curry with thick gravy...

  13. yummy.... but cant eat yet coz still coughing

  14. Hi Nava, your nyonya chicken curry looks tempting and I am sure I can easily ask for 3 bowls of rice!!!! All thumbs up!!!

  15. just drooling over this yummy curry..looks so tempting...

  16. Yummy colorful curry with beautiful presentation.


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