This is a new recipe that I tried out yesterday. It requires deep-frying of chicken pieces first, and then cook them in spices and coconut milk. It may be a cholesterol-laden dish, but it's flavorful and extremely delicious. I guess the occasional indulgence in such dishes won't do any harm. ;-)

Chicken with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk Recipe
From Famous Cuisine Magazine, Issue 54

Ingredients:
6 pcs of chicken drumsticks and 6 pcs of thighs
2 stalks curry leaves
250ml thick coconut milk

Marinade:
3 tbs curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs corn flour
1 egg

Seasoning:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
white and black pepper, to taste

Spices:
4 stems lemongrass
6 shallots
6 garlic cloves
1 medium size chilli (optional)
2cm fresh galangal
2cm fresh turmeric


Method:
1) Season chicken pieces with marinade, and marinate for 30 minutes. Deep fry until golden in color, dish out.
2) Using mortar and pestle, or a blender, pound the spices until it turns into paste.
3) Heat up 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok, stir-fry spice paste over medium heat until fragrant. Add in curry leaves, seasoning and fried chicken pieces. Toss well.
4) Add coconut milk, bring to a boil, simmer until gravy is thickened. Dish out, serve.

13 Comments:

MrsLavendula said...

wow! that makes me real hungry!

amritac said...

OMG...my mouth's watering here...

Kevin said...

I like the sound of the flavours on that chicken. It looks really tasty!

Snooky doodle said...

what a nice dish. you re making my hungry :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Looks very good Piggy!

Helene said...

How can you go wrong with all of these ingredients. Looks really delicious.

Bits of Taste said...

Lovely! I love lemon grass... the fragrant is simply awesome!

mycookinghut said...

Both are great ingredients.. !! Looks really good.

Jo said...

This looks absolutely delicious and I certainly have to bookmark this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Food For Tots said...

I luv the spices you used in this dish. Dun mind this sinful indulgenge. Hehehe!

vibi said...

I to am giving in the indian-ish dish these days! But oh! nothing quite that amazing! Very nice, Piggy!

Tastes of Home said...

mmm! occasional indulgence is totally OK! esp when it looks & tastes (I can imagine!) this good!! hehe

Dina 2010 said...

Yummylicious! I agree - as long as we practice a healthy lifestyle, regular exercises and health check-up, cholesterol laden food is an adventure that we should try out once in a while.