Thursday, March 26, 2009


The last three weeks of unpredictable weather and fluctuating temperature really played havoc on our human body. In the morning and afternoon it is hot and humid while in the night, it is cold and wet. Our Yin (cold) and Yang (hot) becomes disoriented, I was caught in the rain a few times, need some "Yang" to balance it. Hence, this Curry Chicken Rice dinner to prep it up!

Home made Chicken Curry with no Evaporated Milk or Santan (Coconut Milk).

Blend Shallots, Lemongrass, Buah Keras (Candle nuts), dried Red Chillies with some water.
Heat up cooking oil in a wok, Add blended ingredients and fry until oil surfaces and aromatic.
Add in the Rempah, Curry powder, Curry leaves, a piece of Belacan (dried Shrimp paste), a sprinkle of sugar and salt to taste. stir it until fragrant.
Lastly, add the chopped Chicken, Potatoes and a little water every now and then.
Let it simmer until the chicken meat is tender and gravy is reduced and it is ready to serve.

Served it with a plate of piping hot White rice, some stir fried Siew Bok Choy and a piece of Prawn cracker-a real comfort dish-Hot! Hot! Hot!.


Culinary Wannabe said...

I love dishes like this when the outside has a bit of a chill to it. And the little bok choy look so cute!

SimpleGirl said...

hmm, agreed with you...sometimes some weather made us crave for certain food. For me, I like to have steamboat during rainny days..haha...anyway, the home-cooked chicken curry looks good!

Tan.wiratchada said...

Oh...I love "Curry Chicken" Malaysian style..I miss them a lot always tasty yummy!

EatTravelEat said...

Beautiful! Must have been really flavorful being a freshly made curry with fresh spices! I like the plating which is very simple but also very beautiful with the bokchoy arrangement and the nicely scooped rice, and just the right amount of curry on the plate.

sakaigirl said...

Ooo.u are a great cook! can u post the picture of buah keras? I've never seen one.Thanx!