Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ayam Kurma / Chicken Kurma

15.10.2013 - Happy Eid al-Adha to all muslim readers and friends around the world.  Its a special day, so during the eve, i have prepared this dish for a heavy Breakfast with Rice on Eid al-Adha when back from the mosque with my hubby and son.

Chicken Kurma is not a complicated dish, it is a easy dish to prepare.  Almost the same way of cooking curry Chicken.  My Kurma chicken is completely not spicy so as my 3 years old boy could join in.  the original recipe should contain a very mild spicy taste or none at all.

It is super yummy!! Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!!

2 chicken tights
4 Tbsp / 1 ½ oz Ghee (Minyak Sapi) / cooking margarine
Half Onions, peeled and finely sliced
4 large Shallots (Red Onions), peeled and finely sliced
4 garlic, peeled and finely sliced
Ginger 2 slices
Lengkuas powder
1 Lemongrass ( serai ) - bruised
3 Tbsp of Kurma or Korma Powder ( mixed with a tbsp of water to become paste )
1 pkt/ box Coconut Milk (Santan Cair)
3 medium size Potatoes
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
2 cups of water
1 large tomato garnishing
Handful of Coriander (Cilantro, Chinese Parsley or Ketumbar), not available in my pantry so i didn't add any 

1 Cinnamon Bark (Kulit Kayu Manis)
2 Star Anise
2 Cardamom Pods
4 Cloves

12 large Green Chilies, de-seeded and cut in halves (optional) added in when chicken a minute dish up.


Melt Ghee / cooking margarine in a pot/wok and fry onion, shallot, garlic, ginger, Lemongrass. Add in spices: Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cardamom and Cloves. Fry till fragrant and golden.

Add in Korma Paste. Stir well and fry well over moderate heat till combine and put in coconut milk till starting to boil and add in chicken pieces, potato and water.

Also add in salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Stir well and simmer gently over a low fire till gravy thickens and Chicken becomes tender (approximately 35 minutes).

Just prior to serving, add in Yoghurt ( optional ) or a squeeze of fresh Lime Juice ( optional ), garnish with tomatoes and Coriander leaves/parseley, Fried Shallots ( optional ).

Dish up and serve with rice or Nasi Biryani.

Ah...Hah!! look at the green sticky beans ( petai )  holiday is ok to eat petai!! but do not eat when ur working.

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