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Mr W’s Malay Curry | Recipe

January 6, 2015

This year for New Year’s Eve we decided to have a curry night instead of the usual get pissed and eat crappy buffet food. Mr W is the curry connoisseur in our house, so I left it up to him to make the celebratory curry. This is one of my favourite curry’s of his (based on a Pat Chapman recipe) and you can exchange the pineapple for boiled potato if you prefer.

Malay Curry_Miss Pond

Malay Curry
(Serves 6-8)

  • 1.6kg Chicken (thigh or breast meat- skinned and boned), diced
  • 1 tablespoon, Ghee
  • 4 White onions, chopped finely
  • Spices 1
    • 4 tablespoons Tomato puree
    • 4 teaspoons Cumin
    • 4 teaspoons Ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons Turmeric
    • 4 teaspoons Paprika
    • 4 teaspoons Hot chilli powder
    • 4 teaspoons Ground ginger
    • 4 teaspoons Garlic granules
  • Spices 2
    • 4 teaspoons Garam masala
    • 4 teaspoons Fenugreek
  • 2 Block/can of Creamed coconut
  • 100ml Milk
  • 100ml Double cream
  • 1-2 Can(s) of pineapple chunks (drained)
  1. Fry onions in the ghee until soft and puree like.
  2. Along side this fry the chicken separately.
  3. Then add water to spice 1 mixture to make paste, add this mixture to the onions simmer until water has gone and a thick puree is left.
  4. Drain off any fat from the chicken then add to the spicy onion mix, cover and simmer for at least 1 hour. Add a little water if you’re worried about sticking.
  5. Make spices 2 into a paste like you did to the spices 1. Mix the creamed coconut into the milk and cream, pour in to the pot along with spices 2 and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  6. Serve up into big bowls and enjoy with peshwari naan, poppadoms and your favourite condiments.

Edit: I should add even though there is a lot of chilli powder in this recipe it is fairly mild. The coconut cream and cream added at the end quench the chilli. However, you can always reduce the chilli powder or add a mild version instead! Personally I don’t do super hot curries and I can manage this one!

Let me know if you give it a go,


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  • Reply Sophie (@broomfis) January 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

    This sounds delicious! I love a good curry!

    • Reply MissPond January 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      It’s absolutely delicious! 🙂

  • Reply Lucy (@LucyLouHarvey) January 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This sounds so good! I love the idea of pineapple in a curry! Lucy, xx

    • Reply MissPond January 8, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      Yay! Someone else who likes pineapple in curry! So many people seem to be adverse, but it is truly amazing! 🙂

  • Reply Maria January 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing, I am definitely trying this at some point!

    Maria xxx

    • Reply MissPond January 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      It tastes amazing too! Let me know if you give it a go 🙂 x

  • Reply Jen January 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I love the idea of a curry on NYE! Maybe that’s what I’ll do next year. This post has made me really hungry now though
    Jen x

    • Reply MissPond January 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      It was nice to do something different! You should definitely have a curry night 🙂 Hope you managed to find some food to solve the hunger pangs! x

  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca January 6, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I hate spicy foods – any idea to make it non spicy/less spicy?

    • Reply MissPond January 6, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      The coconut in this really takes the heat out of the chilli. You could just put less chilli powder in though!

  • Reply Michelle Murray January 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I love curry. I make makway curry and if we eat out I always get korma. I’m a bit jarring when it comes to curries haha

    • Reply MissPond January 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Lol! This is very similar to a Korma. The coconut takes most of the heat out of the chilli 🙂 it’s a very fruity curry 🙂 I’m banned from using jars in my house!

  • Reply cantswingacat January 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Mmmm this looks so good. I might go easy on the chilli though cos I’m a massive wimp on the spicy scale.

    • Reply MissPond January 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      The spice in this is really reduced by the coconut! But you could always just reduce the chilli powder. I can’t deal with too much spice and this is fairly easy to eat 🙂

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