Indonesian-Style Chicken Curry

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Another find from my favourite paper, Weekly Times. I used chicken breast's as the family do not like chicken thigh. This curry is not too hot or spicy, with a beautiful sauce that clings to the chicken. This is a great meal to serve with rice.

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  1. Finely grind the coriander and chilli flakes in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Put the spice mixture into a small food processor with the garlic, onions and ginger and puree to a paste. Adding 1-2 tablespoons of water, if necessary.
  2. Heat the oil in a large casserole or saucepan with lid, over medium-low heat. Add the paste.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add lime leaves, cinnamon and lemongrass. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cinnamon is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Increase the heat to medium, add the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Stir in 1 only cup of coconut milk, 1 1/4 cups of water and the salt.
  7. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender, 40-50 minutes.
  8. Add the remaining coconut milk; cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving with rice, leaving the cinnamon sticks behind.