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After almost a month of staying at home, the craving for curry finally prompted me to made one for myself. Initially I thought about using one of those pre-mix curry paste, but what’s the fun in that, right?

So here’s how you make curry chicken from scratch, a process that’s not exactly difficult, though it can be slightly more tedious than the usual simple recipes you see on this blog.

curry chicken homecooked


  • 1/2 chicken, small, chopped to chunks
  • 3 stalks lemongrass
  • 4 red onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • curry leaf
  • 1 box coconut milk
  • chili paste (or you can blend fresh chili + dried chili too)
  • 3-4 potato, parboiled (boil for around 10 mins, then remove skin)

Cooking Instructions:

  • lemongrass, ginger, onion, garlic, chopped n blend
  • fry with oil till fragrant, add cili paste
  • add chicken to fry for a few mins
  • add santan and simmer for half hour
  • add parboiled potato for 5 mins
  • decorate with mint.. Optional of course

To be perfectly honest, I was quite pleased with the result. The curry was thick, flavorful, and went really well with steamed rice. Try it yourself!

Discuss : KY cooks – Homecooked Curry Chicken From Scratch

  1. Wooo that looks too good. “Curry” me interested!

  2. I’ve given up on cooking curry from scratch, too much work. These days, I’d just stick to A1 Mountain Globe instant curry paste, so very nice, definitely nicer than all the rest!

    • suituapui: hahaha, ya, sometimes I do use paste too if time is of the essence, but nothing beats blending fresh ingredients!

  3. Wow, your curry chicken looks really good. I’m having some today too for dinner (which I bought…hihihi!). What’s the rationale with the treatment of potatoes which I’ve not encountered before?…boiling them skin on first and then remove the skin?

  4. it was raining great danes and siberian cats in sri petaling this evening, so this curry chicken would be perfect for dinner! wish i were in quarantine with you! πŸ˜‰

    • Sean: haha I wish I have a quarantine buddy too who can help out in cooking/cleaning

  5. zomggg… if you ever decide to start a home delivery food business, let me know! i’ll be the first to sign up! πŸ˜€

  6. I’ve been craving of Chicken Curry too and I saw your blog on how to make one! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. After MCO, you can open own stall dy!

  8. Those curry leaves and lemongrass always sell in a bunch but the recipe only calls for small amount of them, the balance always being left until dried πŸ™ So i better buy the pre-mix pack πŸ˜›

  9. Presented fabulously. Looks yum.

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