Showing posts with label chicken curry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken curry. Show all posts

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Karipap Ayam

One of the great things about living in Malaysia is that you have an abundant choices for meals, there are delicious foods and snacks from the day and night markets, malls, restaurants and street food stalls. And if that wasn't enough, sometimes, the vendors even come to you.

In the morning, you may hear echoes of vendor selling Roti, newspapers even gas cylinder as they go through your back street. In the afternoons, you may hear a lady shouting out "Karipap...... karipap" as she cycles through your street. Best to have your coin purse handy and with you at all times as you would have to bolt out the door and chase her down the street to get to the yummy snacks. This is pretty normal for most suburbs. 

Life in Malaysia can be harsh and hard. These sellers sell their wares for a pittance price, so if you do come across them, don't complain about the price or try to get them cheaper. Support them and be happy and be thankful that you can have their delicious snacks, handmade with love from someone's home. 

Today I live in a land far away, and so I have make these things in my own kitchen. I am lucky that I have resources from the Internet for recipes that I could recreate my fond memories of yummy snacks in Malaysia. My mother is a great cook, she would make all the delicious Nyonya kuihs for us. I love her steamed yam cake, chiffon cake, and bubur cha cha. There's always something on the table for us. And when she wasn't feeling up to it, we would buy ready made food and snacks. Oh God, now I have Hainanese chicken rice on my mind and I should be writing up this blogpost. 

Here's the link to where I found this easy to follow instructions with photos. I am a visual learner, so I found this was pretty easy to follow. Spiral Curry Puffs

Spiral Curry Puff
Water dough outer, center is oil dough
Spiral Curry Puff
Chicken Curry
Spiral Curry Puff

Karipap Ayam

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Roti and chicken curry

Hi there, wow, for an unplanned weekend, I sure got busy, first there was catch up tv shows and movies then there was baking and cooking done ( will blog brownie baking another day) and even time for some photography. I was trying out my tripod and macro lens. 

Anyway, back to the food blog, I don't have have a recipe for roti, these were just bought frozen in family bulk packs from an Asian grocer recently. However I did cook the chicken curry myself..

  • 4 tablespoon of malaysian curry powder
  • 2 tablespoon of water to mix in with dry curry powder.
  • Vegetable oil for frying chicken and curry paste
  • Chicken pieces
  • 3 diced potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato (optional) I like sweet potatoes in curry, no added sugar required.
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 baby chillies for extra hotness (optional)
  • I tin Coconut cream or milk ( I use premium coconut cream for the richness)
  • I cup of water
Method for Roti: Follow instructions on pack
Method for chicken curry
  • Heat oil in pot
  • Add in curry paste ( mix curry powder with water to a paste)
  • Fry paste
  • Sauteed onions 
  • Add in chicken to brown and fry in curry paste. 
  • Add in potatoes and coconut cream
  • and 1 cup of water, leave to slow cook ( use slow cooker or pressure cooker, depending on how much free time you have)
You will know that the curry is cooked when potatoes are soft and chicken fall off the bone if you are using pressure cooker ( 20 Minutes ) max. Served with rice or roti canai/naan.... whatever you have.. great for cold winter's nite.

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