Chicken with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

This is a new recipe that I tried out yesterday. It requires deep-frying of chicken pieces first, and then cook them in spices and coconut milk. It may be a cholesterol-laden dish, but it's flavorful and extremely delicious. I guess the occasional indulgence in such dishes won't do any harm. ;-)

Chicken with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk Recipe
From Famous Cuisine Magazine, Issue 54

6 pcs of chicken drumsticks and 6 pcs of thighs
2 stalks curry leaves
250ml thick coconut milk

3 tbs curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs corn flour
1 egg

1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
white and black pepper, to taste

4 stems lemongrass
6 shallots
6 garlic cloves
1 medium size chilli (optional)
2cm fresh galangal
2cm fresh turmeric

1) Season chicken pieces with marinade, and marinate for 30 minutes. Deep fry until golden in color, dish out.
2) Using mortar and pestle, or a blender, pound the spices until it turns into paste.
3) Heat up 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok, stir-fry spice paste over medium heat until fragrant. Add in curry leaves, seasoning and fried chicken pieces. Toss well.
4) Add coconut milk, bring to a boil, simmer until gravy is thickened. Dish out, serve.


MrsLavendula said…
wow! that makes me real hungry!
Anonymous said… mouth's watering here...
Kevin said…
I like the sound of the flavours on that chicken. It looks really tasty!
Snooky doodle said…
what a nice dish. you re making my hungry :)
Rasa Malaysia said…
Looks very good Piggy!
Helene said…
How can you go wrong with all of these ingredients. Looks really delicious.
Bits of Taste said…
Lovely! I love lemon grass... the fragrant is simply awesome!
mycookinghut said…
Both are great ingredients.. !! Looks really good.
Jo said…
This looks absolutely delicious and I certainly have to bookmark this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Food For Tots said…
I luv the spices you used in this dish. Dun mind this sinful indulgenge. Hehehe!
vibi said…
I to am giving in the indian-ish dish these days! But oh! nothing quite that amazing! Very nice, Piggy!
Tastes of Home said…
mmm! occasional indulgence is totally OK! esp when it looks & tastes (I can imagine!) this good!! hehe
Anonymous said…
Yummylicious! I agree - as long as we practice a healthy lifestyle, regular exercises and health check-up, cholesterol laden food is an adventure that we should try out once in a while.