Monday, February 27, 2006

Curry Chicken

1 chicken, cut
1-2 tomatoes
3 potatoes, quartered
Coconut milk/plain yoghurt
4 cloves garlic
thumb-sized piece of ginger
1 medium onion
1 cardamom
1 cinnamon stick
5 star anise
curry leaves
3 tbsp chicken curry powder
2-3 green chillies

Blend garlic, ginger and onion into a paste. Fry it with the cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick and curry leaves until it releases its aromas. Mix the curry powder into a paste with some water and mix it in. Cook this for a bit and the remove it from the wok. Add 4 tbsp of oil and fry the chicken and potatoes until it is semi-cooked. Put the curry mixture back in and stir to mix evenly. Add either the coconut milk or yoghurt (or both — about 1 cup altogether) and add a cup of water. Cover and cook till the chicken and potatoes are done. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and add it into the curry. Season to taste and break a couple of green chillies into it.