Monday, June 18, 2007

坊太与你: Green Curry Chicken

This dish has a very delightful shade of green, the type of green that used to be my favourite colour when I was young. It's not hard to make green curry from scratch. But if you are really an eventful person that you wanna save the hassle as much as possible, you can always get the readied green curry paste at the supermarket. Bear in mind that green curry paste that made by hand has a really vibrant flavour that a commercial product can never hope to achieve.

Sexy shade of green

Green Curry Chicken

500g any chicken parts of your preference
250g potatoes, halved
1 cup chicken stock
1½ cup coconut milk
3 kaffir lime leaves, lightly crushed

Green curry paste:
4 long green chillies, seeded and chopped
1 cup fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 stalk lemon grass, smashed
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp white pepper
2 tbsp peanut oil

Coriander leaves

Yield: feeds 4 stomachs

1. Place all the ingredients for green curry paste into a food processor and process until smooth. Paste is ready and set aside.

2. Heat a frying pan with a little oil over medium heat. Add green curry paste. Cook, stirring, for approximately 5 minutes or until the paste is fragrant.

3. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook, stirring to coat, for 2 minutes.

4. Add the chicken stock, coconut milk, potatoes, kaffir lime leaves and a pinch to salt to taste. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the curry is thick.

5. Garnish with some coriander leaves.

Green Curry Chicken

If you are able to scoop out some time to make your own green curry paste, it's well worth the small effort required. And you will be amazed how flavoursome this dish turns out with the effort you spent.

Lastly, I personally think that GREEN curry is really sexier than the ordinary red one. :)


esee said...

hey buddy..
u make me feel so paiseh..but luckily that is left over one, i feel much better..hehe....

Ah beng hungfuk lor..u cook nice green curry. What i can say is ur green curry very different with what i ever take before.. hehe..taste very nice, but it is totally no spicy one.. Taste of curry is strong, so i don know how ur chicken rice taste like, only know it was a bit chao da.... kakaka .. thx la..

Fang Fang said...

haha.. i don't really like curries that burn your tongue as you can't really enjoy the curry that way. the advantage of cooking your own curry is you can adjust the spiciness of the gravy to suit your taste. if you want it to be spicy, you can grind bird's eye chillies (cili padi) together with the green curry paste ingredients.

the rice isn't chicken rice la... it's called Many Mushroom Rice which i will share out the recipe later on. sorry for the "chao da"-ness. lets blame on the rice cooker. :D

wei, those dishes i gave you not really left over la.. i plan to eat as lunch tomorrow one. you don't say me like that la..

deksuteru said...

Iyer...why green wan? and when was curry suppose to be sexy??

esee said...

ooo ...not left over ar..mean u bluff me just now ar.... alamak.. i feel more paiseh now..

That is not chicken rice ar..hehe..i also wondering why only saw mushroom... ohh ya..i know..i found something like chicken but end up i realize it is becoz the rice "chao da" ..hehe...

not spicy also good la.. I not mean it must spycy, i just said those i took before is spicy ..hehe.. :)

Fang Fang said...
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Fang Fang said...

dexter, the green shade not sexy meh? when i took a bite on it, i feel like i am wearing my bikini and running towards the greenish endless meadow. super duper sexy man!

Buddy, i said i gonna keep for tomorrow's lunch, means it's leftover and that's why i keep it for tomorrow. :p what i meant is, it's not throw-into-the-dustbin leftover but too-nice-till-one-drop-of-gravy-also-cannot-waste leftover. so now you feel even more pai sei right?

pik lay said...

I cannot take it.. I am fat already. I bet your curry is surely tasty.. I will try to cook one in future, after I learn up all the funny names of your ingredients

esee said...

more paiseh now ... get bluff liao .. sob sob

Fang Fang said...

find one day i bring you go pasar la... :D

Thian Min said...

why? as one of the co-author of this blog, I don't get to eat? why???

deksuteru said...

Why will you be wearing a bikini running in a GREEN MEADOW?

Long time never taste your food already...(still very vaguely remember the spaghetti carbonara...)

Fang Fang said...

co-author, you update more la.. i let you eat more.. :D when you are inactive i also become inactive lo..

dexter, thanks for remembering the name of the dish i made. guess it still haunts you till now huh.. btw, that's why i said running on the green meadow with bikini is sexy. running on the beach is just too common right? haha, try to visualise it, i think it's very Zao Xing Qi. :p

her said...

looks yummy laa.....

Thian Min said...

then i guess the other co-author will never ever get to eat.