Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Turmeric Chicken Curry & Turmeric Rice (Nasi Kunyit)

This picture was taken in January during my youngest daughter's 4th birthday party. I threw a birthday party for her and invited a lot of guests. If I'm not mistaken, roughly about 50 peoples. When I send out an invitation, they will bring alone their whole family. Let say if someone were to invite me for a party I will definitely bring along all my kids. Lets make a big group and have fun, the kids can play Let's Dance or Wii games while the adult can sing karaoke. I like the crowd and laughter, eventually my house will have party at least once or twice a year. This time I cooked the chicken curry with more gravy. It is very tasty to put over the Turmeric rice. I previously cooked a very nice dry chicken curry too. Check it out more at this blog.
Kunyit Chicken Curry & Nasi Kunyit
   Ingredients   :

   1              whole chicken approximately 2 - 3 pound, cut into pieces
   2              ounces of fresh turmeric, peeled  
   5 - 6         potato, peeled and cut wedges
   1              teaspoon turmeric powder ( if you don't have fresh turmeric add another 2 teaspoon)
   2 - 3         tablespoon curry powder
   2              teaspoon chili powder
   2 - 3         teaspoon salt
   2 - 3         teaspoon sugar
   3              dash pepper powder
   1/2           teaspoon coriander powder
   1/2           teaspoon cumin powder
   2 - 3         anise star
   2 - 3         lemon grass, trim and smashed
   5 - 6         fresh curry leaf
   3              cloves garlic, peeled
   6 - 8         bulbs shallot, peeled
   1              cup coconut milk ( i use 2 cup fresh milk)
   5 - 6         cup water
   3 - 5         tablespoon cooking oil

   Blend together  :
   Fresh turmeric, garlic and shallot, set aside

   Marinate the chicken with   :
   Turmeric powder, curry powder, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt for  an hour or more, set aside

   Method   :

   Heat up the wok and fried the potato until the side turns brownish. Remove from wok, remain the oil
   in the wok, use back the same oil to fry the blend mixture for until the it becomes lighten or aromatic.

   Add in the marinated chicken and fry for 5 - 8 minutes, longer frying the curry chicken will become
   red and oily. Pour in the water or fresh milk, salt, sugar, pepper powder, cumin powder, fresh curry
   leaf, coriander powder, anise star. Close lid and let it simmer for about 20 - 25 minutes. Open lids, add
   in the fried potato and let it cook for another 2 more minutes. 
   Pour in the coconut milk, lower down the heat, slowly stir and mix well until everything combine. 
   Off stove and your delicious Turmeric Curry Chicken is serve.




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