It felt like Christmas/New Year last week and here we are celebrating CHINESE NEW YEAR!! We are not back with our immediate families this year so it doesn't feel too festive to us. However, the celebration is in our hearts.
This dish is my little experimentation of using curry leaves and spices. It was inspired by a recipe called "Spicy Buttermilk Chicken" but the recipe itself does not call for buttermilk! I play around with the ingredients and came up with this. It's a fairly light dish, and I wouldn't call it a curry per say. However, the curry leaves made it so fragrant.
The other thing I like is the generous use of dried shrimps. Makes a world of a difference I say!
Happy Chinese New Year!! Gong Xi Fai Cai! May this Dragon year brings lots of prosperity and joy!
Spicy Milk Chicken (Serves 4)
600 grams of chicken thigh pieces chopped
1 tablespoon of margarine
4-5 stalks of curry leaves
handful-maybe around 30 grams of dried shrimps
2 chili padi
1 normal big chill
small piece of ginger
1 generous tablespoon of garlic
100 ml of evaporated milk
100 ml of water
Chopped chili padi, shallots, ginger and garlic. Heat 1 tablespoon of margarine and cool chopped ingredients, together with dried shrimps and curry leaves. Then brown chicken in pan. Add in evaporated milk and some water (not all, add gradually in case it became too wet). Season and serve with rice.