350g chicken - cut into bite sizes 450g winter melon - remove seeds and skin, cut into chunks 3/4 cup peanuts -wash under running water a couple of times 5 shallots - sliced 5 garlic - sliced 2 sticks of cinnamon 2 star anise 1 tsp chicken granules (optional) Chinese parsley for garnishing 3 tbsp oil salt to taste
When oil is heated, fry the shallots, garlic, spices and chicken pieces for a couple of minutes. Pour in 1/2 liter of water and simmer over very low heat. On the point of boiling, add in the melons, peanuts, granules and salt to taste. Simmer again until the soup starts to boil. Remove from heat. Garnish with parsley before serving.