Buah keluak kari ayam/chicken curry

By nava-knava-k

The nuts from Malacca into this spicy curry.


8-10 buah keluak (how to prepare - as said, soak overnight and scrub every now and then with a brush. Before cooking, lightly crack and soak in some water)
400g chicken - cut into bite sizes
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
** mix chicken with ginger paste and garlic paste and keep aside
6 shallots - crushed/smashed
2 sprigs curry leaves
Some asam/tamarind juice
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

For the curry paste
1 1/2 tbsp plain chilli powder (or as needed)
1/4 tsp garam masala/mix spice powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
** Mix with some water for a thick paste


Step 1

Heat oil.
Saute shallots.
Add curry paste.

Step 2

Fry and cook till aromatic and oil splits.
Add chicken and keluak with the water.

Step 3

Gently stir and cook till chicken is tender.
Note: pour more water for more gravy.

Step 4

Add curry leaves, pour tamarind juice and season with salt.

Step 5

Stir, simmer and remove from heat.

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