Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Chicken Curry


Chicken Curry

** Another change. Thanks to Rachel, the expandable post problem is finally solved. Now my long posts in this blog have a "Read more" link at the end, and short ones do not. Thank you again, Rachel, and pinkcocoa for first giving me the link to "How to make expandable post" page. I'm so lucky to have nice blog friends like you guys. :D **

This was called ”Malaysian Chicken Curry” on the Japanese site that had the recipe. But I didn’t have most of the ingredients and omitted/substituted ingredients very bravery, so I assume the result I got was very different from what the recipe owner had intended ;P


Indica Rice

One good thing about living here is that there is a rice shop, not too far from my apartment, which sells long grain rice. For fried rice or some kind of curry, I prefer Indica rice to Japanese short grain rice. It’s so nice to be able to buy it whenever I want and at a very low price ! :D

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

ohh your malaysian chicken curry looks absolutely yummy. The sauce looks so creamy. I bet it would be sooooo nice to dip roti pratha in it! Any chance of posting up the recipe? :)  

Posted by pinkcocoa

Anonymous said...

hi obachan,
i tried sending you an email from your email link here but it popped me into a g-mail sign in page and i dont have gmail. as you can guess i'm not very techno savy so here is my email address: musty66@hotmail.com. if you could let me know about those categories and the continue reading function i'd be ever so grateful and won't make fun of engrish again. really. for a little while anyway.
rae. 

Posted by rae

Anonymous said...

> pinkcocoa --- Oh, thanks, but sorry, no recipe this time. I didn’t follow the recipe I found on the net and I kept adding a little of this and that at the end, so absolutely have no idea of how much of what I used ;P BTW, what’s roti pratha? Is that something like naan?

> rae --- Really? Gmail? I wonder why. Don’t worry about making fun of Engrish. At least in my case it’s my fault that I can’t master a foreign language adequately, so I don’t mind people making fun of my stupid Engrish. Anyway, I’ll email you soon ;) 

Posted by obachan

Anonymous said...

Obachan,

In regards to your answer to my last post, I think "Belgian" style beers are similar to Ale's and not Pilsner. I may be wrong but that is the impression that I get from some of the beer websites I've visited. As for Happoshu, I have yet to try it, though the thought of Japanese beer with less alcohol in it seems wrong. 

Posted by kyle

Anonymous said...

obachan;
Is the Indica rice the same as basmati or jasmin rice?...or just regular long grain white rice? Curry looks very good....hot? or mild?  

Posted by carlyn

Anonymous said...

> kyle --- Hmmm… interesting. I don’t think I’ve tried Ale type beer yet. Wonder how it’s different. Happoshu seems to contain the same percentage of alcohol as beers, which is around 5%. It is made using less malt. The less malt, less price. So real beer lovers may find it flavorless, I suppose. Good thing is that happoshu is cheaper, contains less purine bodies because of the low malt content, and sometimes less sugar.

> carlyn --- No, not basmati or jasmine rice. Those are expensive kinds and more expensive when the only way to get them is online-shopping. I don’t think they sell those kinds at any rice shop in Kochi. The delivery fee almost doubles the price. This curry was very mild :) 

Posted by obachan

Amber Amethryne said...

Hi Obachan,

I'm a Malaysian and I think your chicken curry doesn't look too bad. Would be nice to include curry leaves, but it may not be available at your place. Did you put in cut potatoes as well?

For a vegetarian curry, use pineapples. It's a popular local dish, especially in the northern states of Malaysia.

obachan said...

Hi Amber Amethryne,
Thanks for your tip. I've never heard of curry leaves and I didn't use potatoes for this curry. When you add pineapple, do you just chop it in bite-size chunks or slice into big slices??

Amber Amethryne said...

Bite-size chunks. If you haven't googled to see what curry leaves look like, here's the link:

Asia Food: Curry Leaf

If you want some in future, let me know. I'd be happy to send some over to you.

Amber Amethryne said...

Roti pratha, of Indian origin, is normally eaten for breakfast in Malaysia & Singapore. However, people can even have them for lunch or dinner nowadays. We call it roti canai. Roti means bread in Malay language. Canai means dough. Roti canai is a flat crispy bread. Can be eaten plain, with sugar, dhal or curry, even honey and maple syrup if you wish!

There are lots of roti canai variety sold at restaurants (especially Indian restaurants) & stalls nowadays. Roti pisang (with banana), roti telur (with eggs), roti keju (with cheese), roti bawang (with onions), I can go on... one can be inventive!

Some useful links:

Malaysian Food Net: Indian Food - Roti Canai. Scroll down & look for 'Roti Canai'.

Amy Beh's roti canai


Roti Canai

Amber Amethryne said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention that roti canai's top layer is slightly crispy & chewy inside.

Amber Amethryne said...

Sorry, I keep doing this. Roti canai isn't really a bread, it's more like a pancake.

obachan said...

Hi
Thanks a million for the links! Now I know what curry leaves look like, and roti canai, too. About roti canai, it’s interesting that you use oil or ghee for repeated folding, coiling or rolling up /rolling out. The photo actually reminded me of a crepe. It must be good with curry or sweet syrup. Mmmm…

Amber Amethryne said...

Not at all, Obachan. Happy to help. You can use less oil/ghee if you like. I like mine less oily. Here in Malaysia, one can find packed & frozen roti canai at supermarkets/hypermarts. All you do is fry with a little oil for a few minutes. Convenient for those who don't have time/are lazy to make their own.

Pamela said...

Your curry looks really delicious! I discovered your site by playing the Food Blog S'cool game

http://foodblogscool.blogspot.com/2006/06/links-for-when-you-are-bored.html

obachan said...

Hi Pamela,
Welcome! I didn't know that there's such a game going on, but it's a great fun, isn't it? I'm so happy that the game brought you to my site. Hope you come back often ;)