• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serving For 12 Pieces people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Chicken and Durian Curry

This dish is an interesting combination of chicken and Durian curry. The Durian will have the texture of cooked potato when done.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Curry paste
  • 1tbsp coriander seeds (roasted)
  • 1tsp cumin seeds (roasted)
  • 5 shallots (roasted)
  • 10cloves garlic (roasted)
  • 15 dried red spur chillies (seeded and soaked in water till soft)
  • 1tsp ground roasted ginger
  • 1tsp ground roasted galangal
  • 1tbsp sliced lemongrass
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp shrimp paste
  • 2tsp curry powder
  • Other Ingredients
  • 700ml coconut milk (santan)
  • 3tbsp curry paste
  • 500g chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1tsp palm sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbsp fish sauce
  • 300g unripe durian (seeded and cut into pieces)
  • curry leaves or garnishing


    To make curry paste:
  1. Pound coriander and cumin seeds thoroughly with a mortar and pestle. Add the shallots, garlic, chillies, ginger, galangal, lemongrass and salt, and continue pounding till fine. Add the shrimp paste and curry powder and pound again to a fine paste.
  2. To make curry :
  3. Place 120ml of coconut milk into a pot over medium heat and add the curry paste. Sauté until fragrant and oil separates. Add chicken, stir well and continue to cook for a few minutes. Add the rest of the coconut milk and allow to boil.
  4. Season with palm sugar, salt and fish sauce, then stir in the durian. Turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes. The durian will have the texture of cooked potato when done. Stir in the curry leaves, then remove from heat.

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