• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Normal
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Recipe Ingredient

  • 300g chicken, chopped into bite-sized pieces.
  • 100g carrot
  • 80g potato
  • 50g long beans, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 1 red and green chilli, seeds removed and halved
  • 80g Indian dhal, soaked for 1 hour
  • 2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp thick coconut milk
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • Spices (A) – ground and combined
  • 100g shallots
  • 20g garlic
  • 10g ginger
  • 5 red chillies
  • 5 dried chillies
  • 4cm fresh turmeric
  • (B)
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fennel powder
  • (C)
  • 2 stalks curry leaves
  • 3cm cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms, split to remove seeds
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • Seasoning
  • Salt and sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Put dhal into a saucepan, add more than enough water to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer. Halfway through, add chicken and continue to cook for 30 minutes or until dhal is soft and chicken is tender.
  2. Heat oil in a pot. Add spices (A) and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add in (B) and (C) and continue to fry until fragrant. Put in carrot, potato and thin coconut milk. Bring to a simmering boil.
  3. Put dhal and chicken into the pot, add in long beans, chillies and the remaining thin coconut milk. Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes. Add thick coconut milk, salt and sugar to taste. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Dish out and serve.

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