I learned about this when a church friend cooked this curry for a BBQ gathering sometime ago. His curry was shiok dh commented. Friend shared that different proportion of the curry powder combination will give a slightly different taste and you can add lemon grass, cinnamon stick, cardamon pods, fennel seeds and star anise. Oh the possibilites and I'm game to try. So here's sharing what I did tonight .....
1.2 kg chicken parts
6 tbsp chicken curry powder
2 tbsp meat curry powder
1 cup water to mix curry powder mixture into a paste
2 tomatoes, quartered
2 potatoes, cubed
1 yellow onion, cubed
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
5 cardamon pods
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp ginger powder
1 cup evaporated milk
600 mls of water
Heat up 3 tsp of oil and fry the cinnamon stick, cardamon pods, star anise and fennel seeds.Fry till they give a fragrance and then add the onions, garlic and ginger and then the curry paste. Fry till the fragrance is out.
Add in the chicken pieces and coat them evenly with the spices.
Add in the tomatoes and then the potatoes and fry for about 3 mins.
Add in the water till it covers the ingredients in the pot and let it boil for about 15 mins.
Reduce fire and let the pot simmer for another 45 mins. covered.
After 45 mins. uncover and add in the milk.
Let the pot simmer on low fire for another 10 mins.
Add salt and sugar to taste.
Ready to dish up and serve with warm rice.