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

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