Asian Home Recipe

Spicy Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

1 X 1.5 kg


3 cloves

1 teaspoon

1 stalk

3 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 cup



1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon


Medium onions


Finely grated fresh ginger

Lemon grass

Vegetable oil

Salt or to taste


Chili powder


Ripe tomato, chopped

Large potatoes, peeled and cubed

Fish sauce

Tamarind liquid

Chopped fresh coriander leaves

Ground cardamom

Method :
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  • Peel and roughly chop onions and put into blender container with garlic, ginger and sliced lemon grass.

  • Add a little oil to facilitate blending and blend ingredients to a smooth pulp.

  • Heat remaining oil in a saucepan and when very hot, add blended ingredients, salt, turmeric and chili powder (if used).

  • Fry over medium heat, stirring well with a wooden spoon.

  • Add a few drops of water if mixture starts to stick to base of pan.

  • Simmer on low heat until the moisture content f the onions has evaporated and the ingredients turn a rich red-brown color.

  • At this stage they will begin to stick to the pan and so keep stirring.

  • Add the chicken pieces, turning them well in the mixture so that they are coated evenly.

  • Cover and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is tender and half cooked.

  • Add water, tomato, potato, fish sauce and tamarind juice.

  • Continue cooking until potato is done, stirring occasionally.

  • Finally add coriander leaves and cardamom.

  • Stir and serve.


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