November 6, 2007

Chicken Varuval

I was immediately tempted into cooking this dish after seeing it at GertWan's blog. The photo below shows my attempt at it. I hope it I got it right but I know for sure it tasted good. It was my first time cooking using the cardamon spice. I never knew that spice was expensive. Maybe I should go to Indiantown to see if I can get it cheaper. I like this dish as it doesn't have coconut milk and that means not so fattening.

Chicken Varuval

Gilly ask to photo her eating a little curry for Grandma to see.

Chicken Varuval Recipe:

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 chicken - cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1 pcs of cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 pcs of star anise
  • 1 tbsp of black soy sauce
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup of water (optional)
  • Sugar, salt and pepper to taste

Blended ingredients:

  • 2 medium size onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2" of ginger

To make into paste:

  • 2 tbsp of curry powder
  • 2 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of tumeric powder

  1. Heat up oil and add in cinnamom stick, cardamons, star anise and curry leaves. Stir fry for a few second until frangrant.
  2. Add in the blended ingredients and sautee until it turn light brown.
  3. Add in the curry paste and stir fry for a minute.
  4. Add in the chicken and stir fry until chicken well coated with the paste. Add seasoning.
  5. Add in black soy sauce and a bit of water if chicken get too dry. Cover and simmer slowly until chicken is really dry and done.
  6. Check seasoning and serve warm.


Beachlover on 07 November, 2007 00:51 said...

Aiyo!! Gilliy look so cute eating ,while her brother looking...haha!!..Yes,try to look at India store,it's much cheaper.

martha on 07 November, 2007 10:37 said...

looks yummy!

ICook4Fun on 08 November, 2007 15:56 said...

This dish is pretty spicy and your daughter eats it. Not bad at all. Yeah, try getting it at the Indian store. If you have problem getting it do let me know. I will send some to you.

Geraldine on 12 November, 2007 10:55 said...

beachlover, thanks to Mishu tha she is eating more hot stuff.

ems, go mamak stall and eat it. man.. you guys back home can just go buy it while we have to slog...

Gert, yes its spicy and she knows now to have a cup of water and cold milk to cool her tongue. Thanks for the offer, very nice of you to offer. I do want hubby to take me to indian town one of these days as I need to restock my curry leaves so it will be in my to-do list.


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