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Apple curry chicken


I overheard two ladies chatting at my usual market place and one of them said she recently made curry chicken with red apple and it was just delicious,  The other lady looked at her in awe and so did I.  I only heard that the apple which was used in lieu of the usual potatoes must be crunchy.  Curiosity prompted me to experiment with this and here's my version of Curry chicken with Apple and sugarless Soymilk.





This curry chicken was light, not too spicy and the apples were still crunchy when taken the next day.  If you've never tried adding fruits to a curry, give this a shot and see the result.

Recipe for Apple curry chicken
Ingredients

1 free range chicken about 700 gm, cut into bite size
4 pips garlic
15 shallots
a small knob of ginger
2 to 3 stalks of lemon grass/serai, smashed
15 gm Baba's meat curry powder
1 cup water
1 cup sugarless soymilk
2 red crunchy apples, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
Some curry leaves
Seasalt to taste

Preparation

1.  Marinate the chicken pieces with the curry powder and some sea salt.  Set aside for 2 hours.
2.  Pound the garlic, shallots and ginger and saute with some oil and curry leaves till fragrant.
3.  Mix in the marinated meat, fry for a while and add in 1 cup water.
4.  Bring to a boil and simmer till chicken is cooked through.
5.  Pour in 1 cup of soymilk and diced apples,
     simmer for a minute or two, add seasalt to taste.
     Turn off heat.
6.  Dish out and serve with white rice or bread.

Note :  Once the soymilk is added, do not bring to a boil for the heat will cause the soymilk to curdle, just simmer.






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Comments

  1. Mmmm... this curry chicken looks very delicious and I must also add some apples into it the next time when I want to cook this. Thanks for sharing Cheah :)

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  2. What a wonderful twist to curry! I have cooked apples in soups but have not tried in curries! Will try this one day! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Never thought about apple in a curry:) May be trying next time I make chicken curry.Great pics;)

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  4. My pears turned soft, wonder if they'll work well here instead of apples, LOL.

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  5. Awesome dish.Next time I'll add apple to my curry.Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Ann
    You're welcome. It's my first attempt too and I wasn't disappointed.

    Torviewtoronto
    Thank you.

    ChopinandMysaucepan
    Sounds weird, right?

    kitchen flavours
    Yes, always game for experiments. No harm trying.

    Dzoli
    Wow, sexy pose there! Yes, give it a shot.

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  7. never ever cross my mind using fruits in curries and soymilk too, really interesting!

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  8. Wendy
    What type of pears are they? China pears or Peckham pears, but don't think they'll taste good if they've turned soft. Maybe you can make use of them in other ways.

    yummylittlecooks
    Yes, try once and see whether it suits your palate.

    Lena
    Thank you, weird combo, right? I've been using soymilk in my curries and bakes for quite some time.

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  9. This really sounds close to perfect. Apples tame the heat of curry and I really like the recipe you've shared with us today. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. Mary
    Thanks so much. You have a great weekend too.

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  11. I've never tried apples and chicken together. It sounds really interesting!

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  12. Love the added apples in the curry dishes...very appetizing.

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  13. A very healthy version of curry! I am sure the apples added some sweetness to the gravy!

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  14. The sweet-tartness of apples should balance the curry spice quite well. I have tried apples in curry chicken before but have not tried adding soymilk.

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  15. tigefish
    Yes, it does. I used soymilk because it's not so heavy as coconut milk. You can try and see whether you like it or not.

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  16. Ha ha, never know where inspiration will strike huh? Very good idea.

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  17. Shaz
    I'll jump on any new idea and can't wait to try. Too bored with cooking mundane dishes!

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