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Standard Malay chicken curry with potatoes. Recipe?

Postby JR8 » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 6:08 pm

I've cooked this several times before, but must have had a recipe...

Now I have to do it for family for a Raya dish and am a little confused.

I have a couple of big bags of curry powder (you know, the half kilo bags of Rajahs/Babas you get in MY), and then I found a recipe on www.malaysianfood.net that suggests using [only] 5 tbps for a 3lb chicken.

I seem to recall piling in at leaat half a bag previously! Big mismatch here.

Does anyone have a recipe for chicx/pot curry using Rajah/Baba curry powder please?

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Postby durain » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 7:12 pm

yeah, not convinced only 5 table spoon of curry powder will do for a whole chicken! maybe it's 5 heap spoon?

direct url to the recipe... http://www.malaysianfood.net/recipes/re ... xcurry.htm

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 9:40 pm

durain wrote:yeah, not convinced only 5 table spoon of curry powder will do for a whole chicken! maybe it's 5 heap spoon?

direct url to the recipe... http://www.malaysianfood.net/recipes/re ... xcurry.htm


Durain, That is the precise recipe that I have printed out in front of me on my desk! :-)

a) 5Tbsps sounds distinctly like pussying around to me. I have not cooked this for a year or two.... I just forget. But I seem to recall using industrial quantities compared to that... something like half a bag. I recall being a bit wide eyed ('are you sure this recipe is right?') last time.
b) I'm not pussying about re a) only to add then Tbsps of chili powder in addition as per the recipe. I.e. I have seen this recipe from years ago, I have cooked this dish and I have bought a lot of curry powder/spices, but never chili powder.... I know there is another way, and it is not this way, and that is what I seek!

hmmm

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Postby farfar » Wed, 15 Sep 2010 2:59 am

Hi,
This is my recipe, and i'm indo/malay. Hope this helps... The following is for 1/2 chicken..

1x medium size red onion
1x clove of garlic
1x knorr chicken cube stock
1-2 spoons of ground chilli / cili boh
(you can buy in packets, alternatively you can use dried chillies 4-6pcs)
(add more if you prefer more spicy)
1-2 boxes of small coconut milk cartons (i think im using harmuni brand)
3-4 tbsp of Baba/Adabi chicken curry powder
1tbsp of sugar
2-3 pcs of Star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom
2-3 pieces of curry leaves
3-4 pieces of tomatoes, slice quarters
Some potatoes, cut into 6-8 small pieces

Instructions:
Blend red onions, garlic and cili boh/dried chillies together.

Once done, pour 3-4 tsp of cooking oil into the pot with medium low heat. Add the blended ingredients with chicken cube, stirring well. Mind that you dont burn the ingredients, but fry well till you smell that irresistible aroma.. Add the curry powder, stirring constantly mixing well and cooking the paste. After 1-2 mins add the 2 small boxes of coconut milk, and 1tbsp of sugar, and combine well with the paste. Add the spices and curry leaves, except tomatoes, and potatoes should be cooked first before adding chicken. Add the tomatoes last.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Sep 2010 3:10 am

Mmm... that is closer to what I think I have done previously, so many thanks for posting it. I will give it a go next time I do it.

p.s. Still seems light ont he curry powder, but then ground fresh or dried chilis might compensate...

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Postby farfar » Wed, 15 Sep 2010 6:35 pm

Pleasure.

Malay-style curries are usually mild on the curry powder. But having said that, you should add the curry powder to taste.. One useless thing i learnt about malay cooking is that there's no exact recipe. Everything is added to taste!

Good luck!


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