Serves 4


  • 1 kg chicken, bone-in, skin-on  (chopped into 8 portions or just thighs or drumsticks, etc)  (I used chicken wings)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a little bit of water
  • oil for deep-frying


  1. Combine turmeric powder, curry powder and salt with a little water in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add in chicken pieces and coat chicken evenly. Leave to marinate for abt 10 mins.
  3. Heat enough oil in a deep wok to cover chicken pieces. Test with the tip of a wooden chopstick, if it bubbles around chopstick, then it’s ready for deep-frying. Slowly put in chicken pieces into hot oil and deep-fry till cooked and golden brown. Keep aside.  (I shallow-fry chicken pieces instead of deep-frying.)
  4. Discard oil but keep abt 3 tbsp oil in wok.

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1-inch or 2.2cm fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp chillli paste  (I mixed 1 tsp chilli powder with a little bit of water to make a paste)
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup  (I used Heinz)
  • 1.5-2 tbsp honey
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 lime, juiced  (optional)


  1. Re-heat wok on medium high heat. Sautee ginger-garlic paste till fragrant, abt 3 mins.
  2. Add tomato ketchup, chilli paste, curry powder and honey and stir to combine. Add water to loosen-up mixture and add salt to taste.
  3. Add in fried chicken pieces and stir to coat chicken pieces thoroughly with sauce.
  4. Add onion rings. Simmer and stir occasionally till sauce thickens and onions are cooked, abt 8-10 mins.
  5. Add lime juice, if wished and serve immediately.

Photo courtesy of Ai Lyn

We had a visitor and guest for dinner. Ai Lyn and I made a day trip to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen that day and she stayed for dinner.. So this dinner was made with assistance from Ai Lyn.. We had homegrown courgette and red fried rice (just cooked rice fried and warmed-up in the wok which was used to cook the chicken). As I always say, Waste Not, Want Not.. 🙂

Altho it was delish with the added lime juice, it was a little too tangy for me. I’m going to try it again without adding lime juice. I’d probably like it much better coz I’m not a fan of any food that’s even a little sourish.. 🙁

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