Simple Chicken Curry (Malaysian style)

A bowl of curry chicken rocks every household with their own recipe. Some may even funk it up with more spices to add more taste and flavours. That’s why curry differs from family to family. This is my take on it, simple and you cannot go wrong with it.

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450g of chicken
1/2 tablespoon of curry powder
1 tablespoon of light soy sauce

To blend:
3 tablespoon of curry powder
3 candlenuts
3 pips of garlic
3 shallots
2cm ginger
5 dried chili

To add to curry:
2 potatoes
1 brown onion
1 lemon grass (bruised at the end)
5 sprigs of curry leaves
300ml of coconut milk
300ml of water
Salt and sugar to taste
Oil to fry

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. In my country Sri Lanka candle nuts are difficult to find. do you have an alternative ? Another thing, do you have a good recipe for Nasi Goreng ? Im a mega fan for that rice dish. Tried so many recipes but cannot make the restaurant style Nasi.

  2. I just made a curry loosely based on this recipe! I've never used nuts in my curry paste before so thought I'd give it a shot. I used Macadamias as I didn't have candlenuts. I think it helped thicken the curry and give it a slight nuttiness (obviously haha).

    Also, I added about half a can of coconut cream (plus the coconut milk) and it made for a very indulgent/lemak curry :)

  3. Grace, this is a great recipe. I never marinade the chicken before. after marinaded, it taste very different. very delicious. Thank you so much Grace :)

  4. wah.. simple jugak cara masakan ini. Kebiasaan kalau saya masak kari, tumis dulu buah pelaga, cengkih, kulit kayu manis, daun pandan, daun kari, serai, halia, lengkuas dan bawang2 tadi.. lepas tu bancuh serbuk kari dengan air, barulah dituah ke dalam bahan yang ditumis… kalau tak buat macam tu, takut adunan kari tak benar2 masak..

  5. I just made this dish .. It's beautiful. Smells gorgeous. I could not find lemon grass in my local grocery store. Yet it's such a beautiful dish. Thank you..

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