I love chicken. No matter how it is cooked, I will savour with delight. Curry however does not really agree to my tongue but when chicken is in the picture, I give in. This is my Kari Ayam recipe, exactly how my mother prepares. Hope you will enjoy this as much as I do.
These are the ingredients for sauteeing . 3-4 cloves of shallots (sliced), 2-3 cloves of garlic(sliced), an inch of ginger (sliced), 3 lightly pounded lemon grass, half - 1 cinnamon stick, 1-2 star anise & 2-3 cardamons.
Sautee all the ingredients above.
While waiting for the sauteed ingredients to turn golden, let's get the curry paste ready. A packet of chicken curry powder ( I prefer Adabi), water, chilly paste & curry leaves.
Stir to get this paste
Add in the curry paste together with the sauteed ingredients once it turns almost golden
Stir well for 2-3 minutes until the paste is cooked
Join in the chicken (3/4 of a whole chicken)
Stir the chicken together with the paste for 1-2 minutes
Pour in water as enough to almost cover the chicken
Combine cut potatoes
Let simmer until the potatoes tender
Add in 1-2 tablespoon of coconut milk. Stir well & put in salt to taste.