Kari Kai... or Chicken Curry

September 04, 2009
This is a beautiful chicken curry... the flavour... the taste... the aroma... is just so heavenly...

Not like the ready made curry powder that we buy off the grocer shelf... The taste of this Kari Kai is very different... you just have to try it.... you'll want more with every bite.... Its good to go with Nasi Kunyit too....

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 300g potatoes cut into wedges
  • 400ml thin coconut milk
  • 100ml thick coconut milk
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Spice paste - blend all ...
  • 15 dried chillies - soaked
  • 1 brown onion
  • 3 garlics
  • 20g belacan
  • 2cm tumeric
  • 3 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1tsp fennel
Heat oil over meduim heat and saute star anise and cinnamon stick. Add spice paste and stir well. Add 2 tablespoon thick coconut milk and fry over low heat until oil separates.
Add chicken and potatoes....pour thin milk. Simmer until chicken is tender and potatoes are cooked. Lastly add thick coconut milk and season to taste.
~nonya cookbook


  1. I'll email you ... nasi kunyit..

  2. Hey Lisa! This is an oldie recipe but I was so excited after reading it because I just got a mini food processor today and I can't wait to have "grand opening" with this recipe. So kuah looks so thick and delicious cant wait to try hehe. Thanks!