• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Serving For 2 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Learn how to make gulai ayam kampung with Chef Khder Mohsen Al-Issa. A dish of chicken cooked until tender in rich and creamy gulai sauce.

With 15 years of experience under his belt, the culinary journey of Syrian-born Chef  began with his restaurateur father. Now the Chef de Cuisine at Fuzion restaurant, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Khder has a passion for his Middle Eastern roots, specializing in Syrian, Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 300g chicken
  • 5ml cooking oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 100g fresh coconut milk
  • Chilli Paste:
  • 20g red chilli
  • 50g red onion
  • 20g garlic
  • 10g ginger
  • 10g galangal
  • 5g fresh turmeric
  • Spices:
  • 15g chicken masala powder
  • 50g gulai paste
  • 20g curry powder
  • Seasoning:
  • 50g turmeric juice
  • 5g brown sugar
  • 5g salt


  1. Blend the chilli paste ingredients together.
  2. Pre-heat oil and stir-fry the chilli paste. Add the spices and stir-fry until fragrant.
  3. Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil.
  4. Add the chicken, cover and bring to boil. Add in the coconut milk. Cook for about 35 minutes on low heat until chicken is tender.
  5. Add in the seasoning. Let the concoction boil for 2-3 minutes.

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8 thoughts on “Gulai Ayam Kampung”

  1. Makan makan - January 10, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    What is gulai paste? What is in the gulag paste. Is this recipe complete? Are you sharing or just for fun?

    • Edmund Ho - January 13, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Evelyn! Gulai paste is made with a few ingredients including shallots, santan, chilies, tumeric, ginger etc. You get buy this easily in all grocery store! Happy Cooking!

      • Sharon - August 31, 2021 at 10:05 am

        Could you help list down gulai paste ingredients so that I can blend myself. I am currently overseas so no way we can get gulai paste here. Much appreciated. Thank you,

        • Kuali Cares - September 22, 2021 at 10:04 am

          Hi Sharon, to substitute gulai paste, you can add 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp fennel and mix it with a little water until it’s paste like. Happy Cooking!

    • Ooma - February 16, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Why added fresh turmeric and also turmeric juice? I think typo error could be tamarind juice

  2. Ooma - February 16, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Why added fresh turmeric and also turmeric juice? I think typo error could be tamarind juice

    • K. Ramanathan Kalimuthu - March 17, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      You are right it should be tamarind juice.

  3. Louis Siah - March 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for your contributions, please forward your future contributions to me


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