Wednesday, January 26, 2011
kari ayam, or
okay, i am not that big of a fan of curry. mainly because when i was growing up, my late father has to have curry on the table, every daaaay of the week. curry, curry, curry AND more curry. i remember, i once told him that when i get married, i will NOT marry a guy that loves curry...when i told him that, he just smiled at me. i guess maybe he knows...because...my roomate, can have curry, curry, curry AND curry, every day of the week and he will NEVER complain. haha! padan muka aku!! :-p today i'm going to share this recipe, again taken from this book. personally, i think this recipe uses a lot more santan. unlike the kind of curry that my mum cooks, i think this is the mamak version, she uses faaaar less santan in her curries. still, roomate cakap okay, so, i pun okaylah. you ready? here's the recipe for kari ayam.
to make kari ayam, all you need are these ingredients:
chicken cut into small pieces
½ cup of oil (or less)
3 tbs curry chicken or beef curry powder
1 tsp cumin powder - i didn't have any so i pounded some
1 tbs chilli powder or blended dried chilli or cili boh
2 tbs kerisik (grated, toasted, ground coconut paste - i will provide you with a link on how to make kerisik at the bottom of this post, okay?) 2 cups coconut milk (from ½ coconut)
4 potatoes (cut into 4)
3 tomatoes (cut into 4)
½ cup tamarind juice
salt to taste
(b)- items to saute
6 shallots (thinly sliced)
4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
ginger about 2"
cinnamon stick, about 2"
2 star anise
3 cardamom the how to:
1) heat oil in wok and saute (b) till fragrant.
2) add curry powder, cumin powder and chilli powder with the tamarind juice and straight into the wok. stir and let it simmer for a while.
3) then, put in the chicken, potatoes, coconut milk, kerisik and salt. let it simmer the the chicken and potatoes are done.
4) next, in goes the tomatoes and let it simmer for a bit more, once you see some of the oil appear at the surface of the curry, then it's done!
wait! here is where you can learn how to make your own kerisik. :-)
luck luck you guys!!
recipe source: 1 hari 1 resipi
special thanks to: choesf, http://happyhomemaker88.com/ for allowing me to link the pictorial on kerisik making. thanks!!