Monday, July 26, 2010

Curry Kapitan ~ 'Malaysian Monday no. 3'

Sokehah Cheah | 3:47 PM | |


Malaysians are spoilt for choice where pre-packed cooking sauces and spice mix are concerned.  Without doubt, these are most welcome by busy housewives and working people on the go as they don't have much time to prepare authentic dishes from scratch.  There's a wide variety of these sauces which you can experiment with and tweak to your liking.  Brahim's, Adabi, Singlong, Claypot, Maggi, Seri Murni, A1, just to name a few.  Other than rice, premix sauces also go well with bread, pita bread and roti pratha.  Then there's Maggi and Seriaji seasonings for stir-fry vegetables, rice, vermicelli or noodles and Claypot mix for chicken herbal soups as well.

I was ogling at the shelf in the supermarket one day, contemplating and this Seri Murni - 'Kari Kapitan' caught my eye.  I picked up a packet, read the ingredients and instructions, checked the expiry date and came home with it.

Yes, I cooked this curry to go with my Naan bread with simple add-ons like shallots, garlic, lemon grass and substituted coconut milk with soymilk and the finished product  ..........  tasty and yummy!



Seri Murni ~ Kari Kapitan premix curry paste.  Mix up the paste, add in the pounded shallots, garlic, shrimp paste and crushed lemon grass.   Add in some water and once the chicken and potatoes are cooked, add in the soymilk.







Simply toss in some add-ons and you'll have a very delicious and aromatic Curry Kapitan.  Where's my Naan bread  .................... 'akan datang'  ~  Coming!


Ingredients
  • 120 gm Seri Murni Curry Kapitan paste
  • 400 gm free range chicken, cut in bite size
  • 2 lemon grass, crushed
  • 5 shallots pounded
  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 1 inch square, belacan ~ shrimp paste
  • 1 cup coconut/soymilk   ( I used soymilk)
  • 1 cup  water
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Wash the chicken pieces, pat dry and season with some salt, set aside.
  2. Saute the curry paste with the seasoned chicken pieces, under medium heat.
  3. Toss in the potatoes.
  4. Add in 1 cup water and bring the curry to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer till chicken and potatoes are soft and chicken cooked through.
  5. Add in 1 cup soymilk, mix well, add salt to taste and simmer to the desired consistency.
  6. Dish out and serve hot.






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19 comments:

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  1. This looks great. love the mint on it too.

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  2. Quick and delicious! Using soya milk is a great idea...healthier.

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  3. I am so glad to have you on board :) This looks delicious and I think all the pre mix has made life a lot easier.

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  4. I've been seeing great Malaysian recipes lately. This looks delicious!

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  5. Mmmm...I love curry. I can eat it any time, with almost anything. It's so easy to cook with the paste. Yours looks very delicious. I cooked just potato curry a few days ago....delicious too.

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  6. Wow, senang-lenang huh! Actually, I kept a few readymade paste packages at home too. You know, just in case! Have never tried Murni's product. Btw, have you tried maggie curry paste $3/small pkt? Oh boy, that is so delicious! You must try that one day. Just nice for two persons.... and a little extra! Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  7. There is a sauce for kapitan? OMG! Will get some next time Im in Msia

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  8. It is nice to have the option of using pre-packaged spice mix especially on busy days. The curry looks delicious.

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  9. quick and yummy dish, great to go with bread, yummy!

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  10. Quick and easy way to cook curry kapitan but it will not taste as good as the authentic dish :p but who cares as long as it is fast and easy :))

    P & C - Daddy wants the authentic dish that's why I seldom wants to cook this dish for it entails lots of pounding with the pestle and mortar , and must be original meaning no ready paste and must have santan...hahaha sometimes I tricked him by using evaporated milk and he knows and will give me a good lecture on it. Say I kill the taste by using evaporated milk...:(

    thanks for sharing the brand that taste good...will try to trick him again and see whether it works *wink

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  11. Ihave never tried pastes. Seems like I have been missing out. This is so perefect!! love it :) and thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Thanks, Shirley.

    Angie
    I always use soymilk as a substitute for coconut milk, have to watch my cholesterol!

    3 hungry tummies
    Yes, totally agree with you.

    Thanks, Sook and MaryMoh

    Kristy
    Didn't try Maggi yet, normally I use A1 products.

    Penny
    There're all sorts of premix, like I said, spoilt for choice!

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  13. Biren
    Yes, these sauces and premix have made our lives much easier!

    Jess
    Yes, it'll go well with bread!

    Elin
    Have you tried the curry kapitan at Bee Gaik? Not too bad, but a bit oily. If Daddy is so fussy, ask him to DIY!

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  14. I buy a lot of instant mixes too, they are so convenient and so yummy!

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  16. pigpigscorner
    Yes, can't agree with you more!

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  17. Ha ha, the first time my mum came to visit me in Oz, she brought so many of these pre-mixes, worried that her daughter was going to starve!

    I can't remember what she brought, but I'm quite sure Curry kapitan was one of them :)

    Thanks for joining us again.

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  18. soy milk in curry.. ah first time seeing it..

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  19. Swee San
    Thanks for visiting! Yes, I prefer not to take too much coconut so I opt for Yeo's sugarless soymilk and I've been doing that in all my curries and in some baking too. Give it a try and see how it goes.

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