July 28, 2006


Kari Ayam, a Malaysian dish:
I served with Potato crisps, Tomato-onion Raita and Sago vadas.

Kari Ayam literally means Chicken Curry in Malaysian. I came across this recipe somewhere on the internet, unfortunately I cannot remember the site now.It's a delicious recipe most probably from Indians settled in Malaysia since the ingredients are very similar to Indian dishes.Hope you like it as much as I do!

You Need:
4 Chicken Breasts, cubed and cooked
1 tbsp Butter
1 tsp oil
1 Onion sliced
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Potato,cubed (optional)
Some Lemon Juice

1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
2-3 Dry Chillies or Paprika
1 tsp Aniseeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1" Dalchini/Cinnamon
2 Cloves
1 Cardamom Pod
1/2 Star Anise
1 tsp Pepper Corns
6 Cashews

1 Onion,slightly roasted
1" ginger
2 Garlic Cloves

1. Heat oil with butter,fry 1 onion sliced until reddish. Add ground onion etc. and fry for 5 mins.Put in powdered masala,stir fry till oil shows on top.
2. Add in chicken,potato,1/2 cup water if needed and coconut milk. Simmer gently.
3. Garnish with Cilantro and squeeze some lemon juice.
4. Serve with rice and Raita/salad.

or Roti Canai (Malaysian layered Paratha) or Roti Jala , Sago Vadas and a onion raita.


Unknown said...

WOW!!! Beautiful thali. I got a shock when I saw the Kari Ayam. I'm a Malaysia & yes it is a Malay word.

FH said...

Goodie!A real malaysian!!Hope the recipe is almost authentic as you know it.Did I do justice? I am going to hide now.Thanks!

Unknown said...

The lemon grass is missing. Other than tat, looks ok.

Actually, each race in M'sia has their own style of cooking the curry which originally belongs to the indian community in M'sia.

FH said...

Is lemon grass replacable with lemon juice ?

I could try and get some lemon grass in the stores if they are available. My kids loved this recipe! Thanks.

Jyothi said...

Hi Foodie! this is an excellent recipe, looks hhmm..... yummy. Its very simple ingredients...Thanks for sharing.

FH said...

Hi Jyoti,thanks.Hope you try this dish,its very flavorful:))

Anonymous said...

What would i not give to have that malaysian thali meal right now!!!:)the kari ayyam looks delicious & is that masala vadai that you have served it with?

FH said...

Hi Paati,I loved it too.Malaysian dishes are very tasty,didn't know that until I tried:)
Those are Sago(Sabubana) Vadas,it's in the recipe Index "snacks" category.They taste like Uttappams!

musical said...

Aha! isn't it nice noticing the similarity in cultures, Akka :). i find it very heart-warming. Lovely post and ensemble :).

Cynthia said...

Hey Sweetie, it is so nice to be reading you on a Friday :) I like curried chicken alot!

FH said...

Hi Cynthia,thanks.It's an old post I edited and updated.I love Malaysian food.Doesn't that look wonderful?!:))

Ann said...

Hi Asha!
i love your site, I'm new to the world of food blogging, and would always get confused between this blog and Ahaar.

The blog is written well, and I love how you interject personal stories and musings into each of your posts. You seem to be one of those super-moms that I would love to be!

Anyway, being the procrastinator that I am, I decided to choose the most fail-UNproof method - I am doggedly going to try your recipes from the BEGINNING of your blog timeline -LOL. Hence comments from the ghost-past!!

This chicken curry was DELICIOUS - and I got thumbs-up from my Husband AND Father - which is HUGE!!!

I do have a question, i noticed a lot of your recipes require ginding of toasted spices - what type of grinder do you use? I used an old coffee grinder and it looks like I smoked the plastic off it when i tried grinding something hot!

Thanks for sharing your recipes!

FH said...

Zaara, so glad you tried this recipe.I made it again recently referring to my own recipe and was fabulous tasting with Naan, glad your family enjoyed it!:))
I use coffee grinder, Black and Decker and most of the time, Sumeet mixer's small grinder.Always roast and let the spices cool on the paper towel before you grind. It powders well and protects your grinder for over heating too.
You can go to my recipe index too, it's categorized if you want to find bread, roti or gravy quickly.Enjoy!:)

Shobha said...

This looks yummy !!!
I love spicy food.

resep masakan said...

nice. Kari ayam really Malaysian...Nyummmy

FH said...

Kari Ayam tastes great, excellent dish! :)