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Chicken in hot coconut sauce

Thai inspired chicken curry

Recipe by Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

If you have had Thai chicken red curry sauce and loved it, this recipe is for you. It does not use any red curry paste and I have experimented with some indian ingredients and it turned out super delicious

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings


    • 1 lb Chicken (thigh meat), boneless
    • 1 cup diced vegetables (mushroom, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, green beans, carrot, eggplant)
    • ½ cup Bamboo shoots, julienned
    • 5 fresh red or green chilies, julienned
    • 1 can coconut cream
    • 3 tbsp Tomato paste, concentrated
    • 1 tbsp Ginger, paste
    • ½ tsp Garam masala
    • ½ tsp Cumin (Jeera), powder
    • ½ tsp red chili powder (to taste, you can omit if you don't like it too hot)
    • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
    • Salt to taste
    • Coriander leaves for garnishing

    Directions

    1. Dice vegetables in large pieces (1" approx)
    2. Heat 1 cup oil in a wok and deep fry all vegetables quickly on high heat. This keeps vegetables crunchy yet semi-cooked. Set aside.
    3. Drain most oil out except 1 tbsp, return to heat
    4. Add tomato paste, ginger paste and fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Add Jeera powder, red chili powder, garam masala and fry for a minute. Add coconut cream (only the part that floats at the top)
    6. Add chicken pieces, continue frying, add Soy sauce and salt.
    7. Add Bamboo shoots and remaining coconut cream. Bring it to boil.
    8. Add all vegetables and chilies, continue simmering for a minute.
    9. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

    Comments

    shwetashetty

    Many thanks, for getting back, dear Mr. Shah. Thanks, also for letting me know the dish you prepared using Tofu as an alternative, tasted much better than you had expected. By the way, nice tip, gentleman, I shall try tofu too, whenever a dish calls for the usage of chicken. You be well, bye now, Sincerely, Shweta.

    Mr Shah

    Hello Lata / Shweta, Just wanted to share with you that the recipe came out even better with Tofu and everyone enjoyed with fried rice and now i know what you mean by " the part that floats at the top" in coconut milk. thank you very much once again.

    Mr Shah

    Dear Shweta and Lata, greatly appreciated your prompt response and i will make it tonight and share with you guys tomorrow how it was. Thanks once again both have a nice day.

    shwetashetty

    Dear Ms. Lata, I didn't know you would respond to Mr. Shah's query that quick. So, please, pardon my response. Thanks.

    shwetashetty

    Hello Mr. Shah, hope, Miss Lata might come up with her version, later on. But since you said you were in a hurry, I, as a khana khazana member, would like to take the liberty of adding my two cents, since I have the experience of using canned coconut milk myself since ages. You may find, a thick layer of coconut cream floating on the top while the pale and watery portion of it remaining in the bottom, when a can of coconut milk or cream, that stood on the cool shelf for some time, is opened. According to my grasp of Miss Lata's narration above, she may be refering to the same floating cream supposed to be used in the recipe. Have a Good day, Mr. Shah.

    Lata Anand

    Lata Anand

    Hi Mr. Shah, when you open coconut milk can, you will see the top part is very thick (basically, it's coconut cream from milk.)If you are not mixing them well before you open the can. If you can't get it, just use 1/4 of the can. Yes! You can use tofu. Test will be equally good ;-) Thanks.....ENJOY!

    Mr Shah

    Hi there, can you please explain what you mena by adding coconut milk only the part that floats at the top. how much of the portion? i didn't quite get it. would you please explain this so i can make this dish as soon as possible also can i use Tofu instead chicken to make it veg. dish? thnaks

    shwetashetty

    Dear Mrs Sreeanka roy, bamboo shoots are the budding and tender parts of young bamboo plants. Since ages, people, mainly from Eastern cultures, have been using these for human consumption. You can find the canned ones sold in some East Indian and Chinese isle of Grocery stores, if you are living abroad.

    Mrs. Sreeanka Roy

    can any1 plz tell me whatz bamboo shoots??

    areen

    excellent work you give wonderful recipes thank you.

    rabz

    rabz

    Very nice recipe Lata thanks allot.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Lata!,this one is simply superb chicken preparation.Happy Cooking!.

    coolcook

    Nice recipe.Thankx.

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