Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chicken Curry with Vegetables

There hasn’t been much cooking or baking action in my Malaysia kitchen lately. I was under the weather for the past 2 weeks and had to postpone my trip back to US for another week. So I start cooking meals for the family again this week. Part of me is eager to go back to US to see Carlos and Diana but part of me find it difficult to leave my family. It will be another 2 years before I come back here again. Enough of my rambling. Here is the curry chicken that I cooked recently. This is how we like our curry chicken with a lot of fresh vegetables in it. It’s simple and makes a great one dish meal with the balance of protein and vegetables.

Ingredients :
1/2 chicken - cut into bite size pieces
1 carrot - cut small
1 egg plant - cut small
2 potatoes - cut into 4
10 okra - remove both ends
3 cups of coconut milk
1 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Curry paste

4 shallots or 1 small onions - cut small
3 cloves of garlic
1" of ginger
8 fresh red chilis
3 candlenuts (buah keras) - optional
2 tsp of tumeric powder
4 tbsp of meat curry powder

1. Put the curry paste ingredients in a food processor add enough water to blend into paste. Set aside.
2. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in a wok and stir-fry the curry paste until fragrant. Add in the chicken and stir- fry until well combined and chicken changes color.
3. Add in coconut milk and bring it up to boil. Add in potatoes and carrot. Bring to a simmering over low heat and cook until chicken is cooked and tender and gravy is fairly thicken.
4. Lastly add in okra and eggplants. Bring to boil and cook for another minute. Check seasoning. Serve with warm rice.

23 comments:

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

I love curry with vegetables especially okra... delicious!

VG said...

My dear friend ~ a surprise awaits you at MY BLOG.

Curry looks yum. Hope you feel better soon. make sure mummy cooks you lots of nice healthy food.

FAMILY FIRST said...

You only come back once every 2yrs? But your sis visits you every year wor .. maybe you shd take turns in alternate year! Hope to have you back more often.

Ms eNVy said...

Sedapnye Gert! .. I love okra in my curry .. thanks for sharing the recipe .. hope you'll feel much much better soon .

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Hey I'm sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Would you still have time to meet up, though?

Beachlover said...

love vegetables in curry sauce..Hope you feel better when you travel back to States.Take care and becareful..

Elinluv said...

Hi Gert,
Glad to see that you are back to cooking...meaning you are fine now :)))

Nice curry..me too , love this kind of curry..lots of veg in it. Thanks for sharing with us this curry recipe.

Take care.
Regards,
Elin.

Zue Murphy said...

I love okra and has not cook some that I just bought. This is nice recipe. I hope you will feel much better.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hope you are feeling better for the fly back home. You have been home for a long time ya. Oh, I love lady fingers in my curry, so good!

Dawn said...

feel better soon! I know the older I get the harder it is for me to heal from a cold.

Food For Tots said...

I can easily finish 2 bowls of rice with your curry! Slurps!

Debbie said...

I love curry. What a great recipe. I have never used coconut milk in a recipe before and need to try this!!!

Jun said...

luv it, luv it...hehe

Vivien said...

looks yummy, love chicken curry and soft vege in it.

tigerfish said...

I know what it feels like! Take care!

ICook4Fun said...

Bit of taste, i prefer the vegetables than the chicken.

VG, thanks for the award.

Family First, I would love to come home every year but I just can't stand the long plane ride :(

Envy, thank you. I am feeling much better now.

Pinky, it was good seeing you that day :)

Lesley, will call you once I am home :)

Elin, will call you before I leave :)

Zue, I am better now :)

LCOM, what a bummer to get sick when I am home but I am feeling better now :)

Dawn, you are so right. I took me over two weeks to get well :(

Food for Tots, curry always goes welll with rice :)


Debbie, you should try cooking with coconut milk. Its really good :)

Jun, nanti I talipon you yea :)

Vivien, thanks for stopping by.

Tigerfish, yeah it always hard to leave :(

Jescel said...

oh, I hope you're better now. I love curry and okra, but I've never had them together in one dish! Will definitely try this... and I definitely undertand how you feel about leaving Malaysia. That's how I feel everytime I visit Philippines. :o)

noobcook said...

Hope u're feeling better. Your curry looks so good, it will go so well with bee hoon or rice =D

Jin Hooi said...

Hope u r feeling better now.. your curry looks great, I am guessing the paste will goes well with fish too ..

Christelle said...

oh I can't believe I missed this post, how did that happen!!??
Looks tasty, I love okrs but never cook them! here's a reason to :))

ICook4Fun said...

Jescel, thank you and I am much better now. Is always not easy to leave our family back home :(

Noobcook, I am well. Yes this dish will go well with any noodles and also bread.

Jin Hooi, I am feel better. The paste goes well with any kind of protein.

Christelle, oktra taste really good in curries. Give it a shot the next time you cook curry :)

foodie said...

hello - first time on this site - am i glad i stumbled onto it! your dishes look absolutely amazing! i've spent the last hour or so looking at the various recipes and they all look so good i don't know which to try first. so...chicken curry w/ veggies. thank you for sharing all of this!

ICook4Fun said...

Foodie, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Hope you try out some of the recipes from here :)