Batch Curry Chicken

chicken curry recipe
Malaysian style curry. This one is a date night meal, a bit too spicy for the kids. It freezes brilliantly so I like making a big batch of it!
  • 1.3 kg thickly sliced chicken thigh – I cut into strips (you can also use chicken pieces with bone-in but adjust the cooking time to at least 30 minutes longer. Chicken breast however is not recommended for this recipe)
  • 2 cups chopped onion (I use two large onions)
  • 2 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger (I use jarred or some I keep in the freezer and grate on demand)
  • 1 can Ayam curry powder (I buy this at the Asian grocer)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 cans good quality coconut milk (look at the ingredients for a high percentage of coconut)
  • 6 potatoes cut into cubes (you can leave the skin on)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (or any cooking oil)
  • 1 chopped chilli (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Handful curry leaves (optional)
  1. In a large pot, saute onion, garlic and ginger on low heat in canola oil until soft.
  2. Mix whole can Ayam curry powder and cumin powder with 2 cups of water to form a paste.
  3. Increase heat to medium. Add curry powder and cumin paste. Add salt.
  4. Add chilli, curry leaves and cinamon stick (If using).
  5. Add the chicken, gently stir through the sauce allowing chicken to seal.
  6. Add 2 cans of coconut milk. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce to lowest heat, and simmer lid on for 30 minutes (If cooking bone-in, simmer for 1 hour).
  8. Remove lid, add potatoes and simmer lid off for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. If the base starts to stick, add 1/2 cup of water.
  9. Add vinegar and season to taste.
  10. I have served here with rice and green beans sautéed in garlic and soy sauce but also love serving with pappadums and raita (cucumber and yoghurt).

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