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Curry Powder Recipe - Curried Chicken (Kari Ayam) (Serves 4)

What you will need:

  • 50g Mama Tan’s Curry Powder
  • 6 - 7 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves or 1 heap tbsp of garlic
  • 4 medium or 2 heaps tbsp of shallots
  • 2 inches of ginger
  • 3 red chillies with seeds
  • 2 stalks of fresh curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 kg boneless chicken thighs (cut into bite size cubes)
  • 3 - 4 medium potatoes (peeled & cut into cubes)
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 600ml water
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste


Mamatan's curry powder chicken!

  • Marinate the chicken with 2 tbsp of curry powder and 2 tbsp of light soy sauce making sure it's coated well. Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in the fridge for at least an hour, or if you have time and planning ahead, leave it overnight.
  • Blend the garlic, shallots, red chillies and ginger in a food processor.
  • Add remaining curry powder in a bowl adding 2 - 3 tbsp of water and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the blended paste and cook it until fragrant. Then add lemongrass, curry leaves and curry powder paste. Keep stirring avoid paste from burning. If it starts to dry up, add 2 tbsp of water together with the potatoes, onions and cook for a further 1 minute. Keep stirring to avoid food sticking to the saucepan.
  • Add coconut milk, water and simmer on medium heat for 15 - 2- minutes or until the potatoes cooked thoroughly.
  • Serve with plain boiled rice or flat bread.
  • (Hints and tips)

    My dad loves to add a tiny amount of light soy sauce on his curry. Why not give it a go and see if you like it too?

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    Customer Comments

    " Hi, just cooked your fantastic curry, bought at Macclesfield Treacle Market, had it before & loved it. Friday night & no takeaways! So thank you! "
    Linda, Macclesfield

    "The sambal is phenomenal! love seeing mama tan at the local food festivals. I had mines with some prawns and they were ace."
    Tasneem, Anglesey Wales

    "Absolutely delicious pasty. Great pastry and great tasty spicy filling. Thanks Anita."
    Anita, Manchester

    "We met you at the Warrington Makers Market a couple of weekends ago and bought the Laksa paste then. Wow! It is SO good!!! I had to have more!"
    Geoff, Warrington

    "The sambal is amazing. I cannot wait to try the other pastes. So fresh.!"
    Siobhan, Manchester

    "I bought from you last Sunday at the Withington Maker's Market and I absolutely loved the curry paste and sambal! I cooked dishes from both in the week and they are the best tasting Malay dishes I've had in years. I need more!!"
    Rob, Manchester

    "Bought from Mama Tan in Northwich Artisan Market this weekend - fantastic product, I would encourage others to try it next time she visits!"
    Tricia, Northwich

    "Bought the curry paste from food festival and followed the recipe. WOW amazing!!!! Perfect heat, full of flavour. This is definitely the best curry I've made at home. I will definitely have to order more!!!! :)"

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