Every weekend,my grandmother will cook one authentic special dish for us to enjoy.Sometimes it's Assam Laksa,or Perut Ikan or Prawn Noodles Soup or Lobak and so on..Beside my maternal grandmother is a very good cook,my mom also inherit her skill.My mom can cook various of dishes in few hours without our help.She work fast and neat.Too bad,I didn't really inherit both their authentic cooking skill.One of the simple dish I love and learned from them is Nyonya Curry Chicken.
10 pieces cut chicken thigh ( cut to 2 pc each)
5 potatoes ( peel and cut halves)
1 star anise
3 tbsp sambal belacan spices
4 tbsp Baba's X-tra Hot Curry Powder
1 can coconut milk (400 ml)
200 ml whole milk
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
2 tbsp cooking oil
1:Wash and clean all chicken thigh,remove the fats and chop into 2 or smaller pieces.Drain and rub some salt and 1 tbsp curry powder over the chicken,then set aside.
2:Peel and cut potatoes in halves,wash and set aside.
3:Prepare a pot at medium heat with oil.Add in sambal belacan spices, anise star and curry powder.Stir fry for 1 minutes,then add in chicken pieces and stir until well coated in spices.
4:Add in potatoes, coconut milk and whole milk to cover the chicken.Add in salt ,sugar and chicken bouillon powder into the pot.Simmer until chicken pieces and potatoes are cooked and tender, approximately 15 minutes.Keep stirring time to time if you're using stainless pot.
5:Remove from heat and serve warm with roti paratha or rice.
If you like less spicy ,reduce the curry powder and sambal spices.