• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 10 pieces chicken feet, halved
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp thick soy sauce
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 2 star anise
  • 20g ginger, smashed
  • 1 tsp chicken stock granules
  • 1 litre water
  • 300g yam, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp meat curry powder
  • 150ml thick coconut milk
  • Ingredients (A):
  • 1 star anise
  • 4cm cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • Ground spice paste (B):
  • 8 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10 dried chillies, soaked
  • 3 fresh red chillies
  • 2cm galangal
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Seasoning (C):
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder


  1. Rub chicken feet with salt. Wash thoroughly and drain. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and blanch chicken feet for 1 minute. Drain well.
  2. Stir in thick soya sauce and place in a colander. Let it drain thoroughly. Keep the chicken feet as dry as possible to prevent splattering when deep-frying.
  3. Heat oil for deep-frying in a wok until hot then deep-fry chicken feet until golden brown. Remove and soak in a basin of cold water for 5-10 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Put chicken stock granules and water in a deep saucepan together with ginger, star anise and chicken feet. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until chicken feet are tender. Remove chicken feet and strain the stock.
  5. Deep-fry yam pieces in hot oil until lightly golden. Remove and leave aside. Mix curry powder with ground spice paste (B).
  6. Heat 3-4 tablespoons oil and fry ingredients (A) until fragrant. Add spice paste (B). Fry over low heat until aromatic.
  7. Put in the chicken feet and stir-fry well. Pour in the strained stock and bring to the boil. Add yam pieces and braise the curry until yam and chicken feet are tender to the bite.
  8. Pour in coconut milk and bring to a quick simmering boil. Adjust with seasoning (C) to taste.

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