Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Authentic Mamak Curry Chicken to go with Roti Chanai (Pratha) Recipe

When Suhaina requested for a Mamak (Indian Muslim) style curry chicken recipe in one of her comment, I remembered that I have tried cooking this type of curry chicken some time back. So, I dug out some of my old recipes and photos of the curry chicken and posted this. This mamak style curry chicken goes along well with roti pratha (fried flat bread) or better known locally as roti chanai.

Chicken, 1 whole bird, cut into small pieces
Coconut milk, from 1 coconut
Chicken Curry powder, 5 tablespoons (less if you prefer it to be less spicy), add water to make a paste Coriander powder (serbuk ketumbar), 2 tablespoons, add water to make a paste
Cardamoms (buah pelaga), 1 teaspoon
Cloves, 5 pcs
Cinnamon, 1 pc
Star Anise, 2 pcs
Onions, 3 large, blended
Lemongrass, 2 pcs, blended
Garlic, 3 pcs, blended Ginger, 1/2”x1/2”x1/2”, blended
Curry Leaves, 3 sprigs
Potato, 4 pcs, cut into four each, deep fried until golden brown in hot oil
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil

Put vegetable oil in wok. Add in the blended mixture of onions, lemongrass, garlic and ginger. Fry until the mixture emits nice aroma. Add in the star anise, cardamom, cloves, curry leaves and cinnamon. Stir fry for a short while; add in the curry powder and coriander paste. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add a little water if the curry is too thick. Keep on stirring the curry to prevent it from being burned. Put in the chicken and stir the mixture until the chicken is cooked. Add in the fried potatoes and salt to taste.


penny aka jeroxie said...

This is what I need for breakfast now! YUm :0

manglish said...

i miss roti canai one strange afternoon so much so that i swear i smelt it in my lab, very chaam hor hahahahahaha

suituapui said...

I think I'll go for roti canai this morning...with curry dip, not dhall. Don't like dhall...

Reanaclaire said...

Like STP, now i also yearn for the roti canai telur.. but must drink my oatmilk first.. :p

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I like curry chicken, but lazy to do, as a lot of work, normally buy from outside...

Anonymous said...

Curry makes a nice accompaniment to roti canai. And roti jala too

Suhaina said...

At last, I got the recipe! Thanks Pete.Thanks a lot.. Looks so yummy and delicious. I will surely try this weekend and let u knoW. Can I ask u one more thing . Is it Babas Meat masala that u used??
We all love this curry very much..My son likes it very much since it less spicy and yummy.
Can I link this recipe of urs into my blog????

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Next time I also want to try this Indian style of curry chicken. Thanks for sharing.

Pete said...

Penny : Nice to have this for breakfast

Manglish : Aiyo, so chaam ah....

STP : Curry dip is nice!

Claire : Ha ha oatmilk again....LOL!

Sharon : Sometime when busy better buy from shops...easier!

Mei Teng : Ahhh, agree, roti jala too!

Suhaina : I use Allagappa curry, a little spicier. Baba is ok also. Sure, please link to my recipe. Happy cooking.

Pete said...

Sonia : Indian style goes well with roti!

[SK] said...

hmmmm, mamak style curry?? actually what's the distinctive flavour of mamak style curry ah?? i thot they're those normal ones we cook at home..

Pete said...

SK : The cardamons and clove smell is stronger and curry not so thick.....then have loads of ajinomoto...ha ha ha!

Stella said...

Mmh! I love dishes like this. Next time I do have some organic chicken, I'm going to make this. I always have coconut milk in the pantry. Plus, I love dishes like this with slow cooked meat and potato in a rich sauce like that. I can see how good this is!

Ayie said...

i have been craving to cook curry but i can't vget the ingredients yet...sigh..

PFx said...

Wow!! This recipe is certainly the one that I must try!

I wonder where to get the chicken curry powder tho. There is just sooo much variety of curry powder out there...

chiaros said...


What's in the "chicken curry powder", i.e. the ingredients and proportions for making it?

How different would it be from other "common-found" curry powders?


Pete said...

I normally buy in premixed form so I don't really know the proportions of spices in it. The based spices normally used in this mix are cumin, turmeric, cardamon, coriander, chilli powder, star anise,cloves and cinnamon.

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