Monday, January 23, 2012

Kari Kapitan

Here's wishing a Happy Chinese New Year 2012,to all my Chinese readers. May the new year brings peace,prosperity and whatever your heart desires. On this auspicious day I'd like to share a Nyonya Peranakan dish called Kari Kapitan. It's very delicious and not so hard to prepare. You can substitute chicken with any meat that you prefer. As usual, you can reduce the amount of chillies to suit your taste.


Enjoy the video:

Here's the recipe:

1 kg. chicken
1 cup water

Boiled the chicken and keep the stock for later usage.

Chilly paste
20 pcs, dried red chillies ( remove seed and boil)
1 tsp shrimp paste (belacan)
Pound or use food processor to make the paste

5 psc candlenut or buah keras (pound/grind)
1/2 in. fresh tumeric (pound/grind)
3 pcs lemon grass
1 big onion
5 cloves garlic
Pound or use food processor, lemon grass,onion and garlic.

1/2 cup oil for frying
200 ml coconut milk
salt to taste

1) Heat oil in a wok or pot, fry the pounded spices and chilly paste. Fry for few minutes until aromatic and the oil separates.
2) Add the chicken and the stock.If you want the gravy to be thick reduce the stock from 1 cup to half or 1/4 cup.Simmer over slow fire for 10 minutes.
3) After 10 minutes, stir the kari and add in the coconut milk and salt to taste. Let it simmer for another 15 minutes over slow fire.
4) Ready to serve.


Bon appetit.


My apology for the prolonged absence. Unavoidable circumstances. I will try to post regularly though not frequently. Thank you for your support. I appreciate that very much. May the new year be a stable one for us all. Take care of yourself.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan

new year graphics


  1. salam..
    moga sihat empunya blog..
    seperti biasa..nampak menarik
    resepi ni..mesti sedap di makan

  2. wow...sounds soooooooooper delicious & tasty
    Tasty Appetite

  3. @zulkbo
    Terima kasih sahabat. Memang sedap pun.Cubalah resepinya ^^

  4. @Jay
    Thank you for dropping by and your kind comment.

  5. Gordon Ramsay is a beginner in front of you:-) Howe are you my dear. Kiss. Danilo

  6. @cordolaproductions
    Hey Danilo, been awhile ya, so good to see you my dear friend. I am well thank you. You take care of yourself ya,I will visit your blog soon :)

    Thank you for taking the time to visit me still.

  7. My first congratulate china new year 2012.
    May the new year bring peace and prosperity

    Yupz. the recipe seems delicious "lapaaaaar...!!!" hehehe

    syukron umi sharingnya. salam

  8. Good to have you back Umi! :)

    Spread out those wonderful recipes. I'm certain that one recipe a week will keep this blog going on for many many years to come. Take your time, no point you "burning out" by trying to get out as many recipes as you do.

    Keep it fun. Be "Heaven's Kitchen" instead ;)


    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  9. @Wisata Murah
    Thank you sahabat, I wish the same for you too.Thank you for dropping by.

  10. @Namz
    Good to be back, though disappointed to see adgi gone.
    Sound advice ^^, wiil do
    Thank you Namz for always supporting me.

  11. Hi Umi, another top recipe. I am now in possession of a stove and some gas and so will through the year try and make some of your recipes and see how I get on.
    Visit the world of blogging when you can. Its always nice to see you around.
    Take care

  12. @Luke
    good to see you here Luke. hahaha don't burn down the apt. ok. Thank you for being so supportive Luke. You too take care.

  13. @Spiky

    Thank you spiky for visiting me :)

  14. Welcome back Umi...

    Semoga kesihatan bertambah baik dan usah jadikan rutin andai ia boleh mengganggu kesihatan... Masakan amat menggoda:)

  15. Hi Umi, I'm pleased you are feeling better. Happy New Year to you too, the Year of the Dragon. Should be an interesting year indeed.

  16. @Kakzakie
    Terima kasih diatas sokongan Kakzakie selama ini.Sayang umi pada Kakzakie ni :)

  17. @Mike
    Thank you Mike for dropping by. I hope the year will be a calm and stable one in all aspects.

  18. wah, entry yang menarik, blog ni pun lawa, keep up the good work! :D

  19. @Emmet
    terima kasih kerana sudi singgah dan mengambil masa untuk meninggalkan komentarnya. Terima kasih juga atas pujiannya. Harapan Umi supaya Emmet mau mencuba masakan ini :)



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