Thursday, October 16, 2008

Curry Chicken

Curry chicken, a very common dish in Malaysia. In Malaysia, every where you go, coffee house, night market, street food, restaurant, you will see curry chicken, weather it's Indian, Malay or Chinese, we hardly go without curry. As you see my curry chicken has no potatoes in it because none of my family members like it. And since potatoes are mostly starch, I prefer not to buy it as well. My lazy way of preparing curry these days is to use the drumsticks. I hate to chop chicken into smaller pieces, drumstick is cheaper than breast meat and I don't have to cut it. So, why not? A delicious curry chicken is super easy to cook with a premix.


8 chicken drumsticks
1 ChanHong instant rendang mix. (available at

1 packet of dried coconut powder (
available at
Cooking oil


In a big pot, add in oil. Turn to medium heat, when heated, stir-fry the rendang mix until fragrant, add in drumsticks. Stir to coat well and add in the coconut milk. How diluted the coconut milk is depended on you. More coconut milk used like me, you will end out with a curry chicken (we love the gravy for rice), less coconut milk used, you will have your rendang (dried chicken curry). Simmer for 2 hours.


Happy cook said...

Wow that curry looks so yummy.
And you can soak up all that sauce with the rice .
I would love to eat them with rice or rotis

GiGi said...


ICook4Fun said...

Those ready curry paste make our life so much easier isn't it :)


Drumstick is cheaper than breastmeat over there? Here you know lah, drumstick is king!

Beachlover said...

gimme curry chicken everyday,no problem! I can eat with roti ,rice and noodles every meal.Now you make me wanna to cook curry chicken again!

noobcook said...

Wow your curry is so simple and yet looks so good and thick =) I haven't tried using rendang mix to cook chicken b4.

olive oly said...

wow, taste good n spicy. nice to go with bread as well.

Jin Hooi said...

hehe.. cooking becomes so much easier with Premix ;-)) I love curry chicken, unfortunately hubby is not a big fan of curry

tigerfish said...

Ya.....premix makes cooking curry so much easier. And I don't like to chop the chicken as well. I usually go for mixture of wings and drumlettes :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks happy cook. Me too! :)

Gigi, same hor? LOL! Just post the picture and recipe at your blog, I will go see. Is it crispy chicken recipe?

Yes, Gert! :)

Yes, family first. The skinless and boneless chicken breast is expensive over here. Drumsticks and thighs always on sales.

Hahaha beachlover, and you make me wanna eat sushi! ;)

Noobcook, it's almost same as curry when you add more coconut milk. :)

Yes olive oly. :)

Aiya too bad lah jin hooi. Funny he doesn't like curry!

Tigerfish, I like drumlettes too, smaller pieces, easier to eat, but drumlettes more expensive here. I usually don't go for wings, "bor bak jiak" 没肉吃啊!. :P

Blur Mommy said...

I love the premix too!! No need to prepare so many ingredients, ya? :)

Big Boys Oven said...

I am drowning into your curry, gosh your recipe is so good, worth trying it!

Retno Prihadana said...

I love this curry chicken and ready to use curry paste, make it faster to cook:). I did the same with a different trademark. I used curry paste from Indonesia.

mycookinghut said...

yum.. i love curry chicken.. i just had some for dinner.. and it's just simply delicious with just rice!!