Recipe from “Fish & Chicken Dishes” by TastyCooking

Ingredients – marinate together:

  • 1kg chicken, cleaned and cut into small pcs (I used chicken drummettes)
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp chicken curry powder

Ingredients to be Blended into Paste:

  • 4 large onions, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 5 cm ginger, chopped

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 lemongrass, only white part, outer layer discarded
  • 3 pandanus leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 200ml water
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 red chillies, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded (I added into ingredients to be blended)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp cooking or vegetable oil
  • salt, to taste



    Serves 4
    Prep time 30-45 mins
    Cook time ±40 mins
    Total time ±70-85 mins
total time


  1. Heat oil on medium heat. Add in cinnamon stick and cloves. Fry for 3 mins till fragrant.
  2. Add lemongrass and pandanus leaves. Stir slowly, till fragrant, abt 3 mins.
  3. Pour in onion paste and stir well for abt 8-10 mins till fragrant.
  4. Add in marinated chicken. Stir slowly and constantly till well-mixed. Cook for abt 5-8 mins.
  5. Pour in water and bring to the boil. Stir well.
  6. Add in tomatoes. Cover pan and cook on medium fire for abt 7-10 mins.
  7. Add salt (to taste), curry leaves and red chillies. Stir till gravy dries up and serve immediately.

Wonderfully satisfying.. 😛



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