Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Thai style chicken

I’m calling it Thai style chicken, though many of the ingredients of Thai yellow curry are missing in this recipe. I didn’t have lemon grass in kitchen. Also I didn’t use shrimp paste. I neither used oyster sauce nor soy sauce nor fish sauce. In fact I din’t keep fish sauce in my pantry. Somehow I cannot stand the smell of fish sauce, though I love Thai food. I think after cooking the it don’t smell so strong. For me it is difficult use fish sauce, as I cannot stand the strong smell.

My Kaffir lime tree is growing profusely, and the beautiful fresh smell of the leaves tempting me to use them in my cooking. Past few day I was feeling strongly to use the leaves in chicken.  So, I ended up 

One pound boneless skinless chicken(I used thigh meat, you can you great meat also)

One medium sized onion

One  medium sized Tomato

One tbsp. ginger paste

Three-four cloves of garlic

One dry red chili (Optional)

Pinch of turmeric powder

Two tsp. coriander powder

One tsp. cumin powder

One tbsp. lime juice

Two kaffir lime leaves 

Salt to taste

One cup whole milk (if you have coconut milk, that will work better)

Oil for frying 

Wash the boneless chicken, and dry with kitchen towel. Cut it into medium sized pieces, mix with salt,and keep aside. Cut the onion and tomato into big chunk. Peel the garlic cloves. In the pan heat one tbsp of oil into medium. Add onion, tomato, garlic into oil. Slightly sauté , and turn off the stove. In a mixer, put all the sautéed ingredients, along with the ginger paste, coriander powder, cumin powder. Make a fine paste. Heat two tbsp. of oil in a heavy bottomed wok into medium. Add the spice paste, stir it well, cover the wok, and let it cook. Cook the spices about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to avoid scorching on the bottom. When oil starts oozing out from the  spices, add the chicken pieces. Mix well, and let it cook. Do not add water. Cover the wok, and let it cook under low medium heat. Water will ooze out from chicken, and it will cook under its own water. Let it cook about 10-15 minutes. If it starts sticking on the  bottom, scrape it, and add two cups of water, and also the lime juice and salt. Cut the lime leaves into pieces, and add into it. Cover the wok, and let it cook until chicken are fully cooked. Check time to time. If you find chicken is done, then increase the heat to dry up into thick gravy. Lower the heat to low-medium, and add one cup of milk, and cook in low medium heat until desired consistency reaches. After adding milk, do not increase the heat to avoid curdling of milk. 
Serve hot with steaming rice.


Stephanie said...

Mmmm... this recipe if sull of flavor and it sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend.

Hugs to you!

Terra Hangen said...

This sounds delicious, especially with kaffir lime leaves from your tree and coconut milk. I have a favorite Thai restaurant in the neighborhood.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a great recipe.

Aritha said...

Mjammie! Thank you so much for this post. I like it to read.

Anonymous said...

Hello. Thank you for sharing your recipe and the photos.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Rafa Oliveira said...

Great recipe.
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Tanna said...

This sounds DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing and for your prayers. Much appreciated! blessings ~ tanna

Beauty Unearthly said...

very helpful post! x

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Yumm...Krishna, this sounds wonderful. We eat a lot of chicken in our home and it's always nice to find new ways to prepare it. Have a lovely week. ♥

Prims By The Water said...

I so love Thai food and this sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing! Janice

Kathy Leonia said...

i would like to eat it;)

Nancy Chan said...

The curry looks good. I love curries. Have a beautiful day!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Krishna, this looks like such a nice Thai chicken dish. Thanks for the recipe to make it!
Thanks for your lovely visits to my blog too.
Enjoy the weekend.

Betsy said...

Now I am really hungry. Will have to give this one a try. I like all that goes into the dish. Thanks for the recipe

Anya Dryagina said...

What a wonderful recipe! Very appetizing!

Julie said...

Hello Krishna, what a wonderful recipe, I shall certainly be giving this a try. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog & the lovely comment you left me. Julie xx

Manu said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!
What a great recipe, it looks yummy!
Have a nice weekend

Kathy Leonia said...


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