Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chiken curry

1 whole free range chicken, cut into 8 pieces
2 cm galangal, smashed
2 bay leaves
250 ml cocounut cream (450 ml light coconut milk)
2 tbsp chicken stock powder
1/2 tsp white sugar
5 Asian shallots or 1/2 small red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander ground
1/2 tsp turmeric ground
1 tsp salt

- Boil chickens until are just tender, discard the excess fat
- Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in small fry-pan, stir fry paste until fragrant
- Add paste, galangal and bay leaves into the soup
- Add chicken stock and salt, adjust the taste
- Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Remove from heat

- Cabbage, thinly slice
- Bean sprouts, soak in hot water about 30 seconds, drained
- Emping crackers
- Spring onion, thinly chopped
- Celery leaves, thinly chopped

Chili Sauce :
5 red chillies and 1/2 big tomato, cook in boiling water for 1 minute
using food blender, process until smooth (mortar and pestle will do the best)
add a little bit hot water, 1/2 tsp vinegar and 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap manis)
stir well, ready to serve.

Serving Suggestion:
- Put veggies into serving bowl
- Sprinkle with spring onion and celery
- Spoon chicken and soup into the bowl
- Serve with emping crackers and chili sauce

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