My godma popped by suddenly with fresh chicken wings and potatoes that she bought early in the morning to ask me to cook curry chicken for her. And I was glad that she also managed to get hold of freshly squeezed coconut milk from the market near her home. Fresh coconut milk really makes a huge difference in taste as compared to using store bought coconut cream in tetra packs or evaporated milk. She bought some weird brand of curry paste which I wasn’t familiar with so I replaced it with my all time favourite A1 brand which I always have extra packs of in my pantry. I used A1 for my curry chicken noodles too. See my recipe here.
Curry Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (serves 3-4)
8 chicken wings
4 russet potatoes, peeled & cut into bite size pieces
1 packet A1 instant curry sauce
2 cups freshly squeezed coconut milk
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
fish sauce to taste
1. Heat a little vegetable oil in wok and saute the chopped onions.
2. Add the curry paste and lemongrass and stir-fry till fragrant.
3. Add water and chicken and bring to a boil. Cook till meat is no longer pink.
4. Add the potatoes, reduce heat and simmer till chicken is thoroughly cooked and potatoes are tender.
5. Turn off heat and stir in coconut milk.
6. Season with fish sauce and serve with steamed rice.
And here’s what we ate for lunch:
After trying this, Godma was convinced that A1 curry paste is indeed one of the best. Coupled with fresh coconut milk, this curry just emitted aroma of the spices. I kept some for dinner and the potatoes had slightly disintegrated into the gravy, making it even more rich and flavoursome. The husband enjoyed it too. Nothing (except the two stalks of lemongrass) was left in the pot!
This recipe reminded me of the same curry that my Granny used to cook when I was little except that she bought her curry paste from the Indian stall at the wet market. Taste of nostalgia. As Chinese New Year is round the corner, why not whip up a delicious curry for your family? It’s really easy to make. If you can’t get hold of fresh coconut milk, just use packet ones. Bon appetit!