Sunday, February 24, 2008

Curry Chicken

I was invited by Big Boys Oven for a bloggers get together. It was really an honour since I am a newbie and Big Boys and the rest have been in the scene for so long. Initially, I wanted to bring along my signature cupcakes. SIGNATURE because I have baked and featured them in my blog for umpteen times. But on second thought, how can I bring cupcakes to a get together where the hosts are expert in the field of baking and desserts.

Therefore, after much thought I came up with Curry Chicken and Homemade Bread. For now, I'll just post the recipe for Curry Chicken and save the recipe for bread that is much easier with the help of breadmaker for another time.

Marinade together:-
1 whole chicken (approx. 1.5kg)
1/3 cup of curry powder for meat
1 tsp salt

Marinate chicken for 1/2 hour.

Blend together:-
10 chillies (150g)
15 shallots (250g)
6 pips garlic (50g)
20g belacan (prawn paste) - optional

Other Ingredients
1/3 cup cooking oil
2 stalk of curry leaves
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 star anise
2 stalks of lemon grass
1 piece of dried tamarine
7 medium size potatoes - cut into chunks
Coconut milk extracted from 1 coconut
salt to taste

Heat oil in wok until it is hot.
Fry curry leaves, lemon grass, star anise and cinnamon stick briefly.
Pour in blended ingredients and fry using medium heat until oil floats to the top.
Add in chicken and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Mix 1/3 of the coconut milk with water and pour over the chicken. Ensure water is enough to cover the chicken.

Bring to boil and simmer until chicken is cooked and potatoes are soft.
Pour in the balance of coconut milk and add salt to taste.
Bring curry to boil then immediately turn off the fire.

Curry Chicken is another versatile dish. It can either be served with plain rice, bread or as topping for noodles.
For those who would like to know how the night goes, please check out All About Yum.


Big Boys Oven said...

Oh it was an honor to have meet up at this small gathering! Those curry was so lovely indeed! clap! clap!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow cool. Any picture of the spread and who brought what? I wanna see leh or who will be posting it?

Imbi & Itchy said...

wow! i didn't know you made those bread. i though bought from those kopitiam shop lol. bravo! its well done!

little corner of mine, you can go to ekeng.blogspot.com or allaboutyum.blogspot.com, as of today but you can expect quite a bit more as the turn out was fab. BBO did a great job organising them!

suesue said...

Hi, BBO gave me ur link. I was supposed to attend the gathering but last minute got to turn him down cos no one is taking care the kids. Wow, I love cupcakes too. Wanna exchange link?

teckiee said...

Nice to meet you Ling! I'll be waiting for the bread recipe. I didn't manage to have them with my filled stomach at the party. Lucky me I 'tapau' them back. Really good!

Ling's Passion said...

BBo : Same here. Looking forward to more of such gathering.

Little Corner : Check out the 2 blogs that Imbi & Itchy mention which I have already link to my blog. You must come and join us next time.

Imbi & Itchy : Thank you, thank you *bow*. It is actually very easy to make with breadmaker.

suesue : wish you were there with us. We had so much fun. Will link you to my blog.

Teckie : Nice meeting you, too. Glad you like the bread. Will definitely share the recipe but mine using breadmaker.

ekeng said...

hi ling,nice to meet you that day..i love the curry chicken u brought us..it's very delicious and it's best to eat with rice and the bread..Thanks for sharing your recipe here..hope to see u again soon..take care :)

Jennifer said...

Nice to meet u too Ling, yr bread was really good! so was yr yummy curry... I will definately call up when I m in Puchong for drinks. Btw... yr cakes and cupcakes looks really nice and professional...

Ling's Passion said...

ekeng : It is my pleasure to have met you. Hope to see you again, too.

Jennifer : I am so happy to have met you. At least I know I am not alone when it comes to collection of cook book and cookware. Wld be good if we can meet up again. BTW, I love your pork curry and roti jala.