Kohzhi Milagu ( Pepper Chicken Curry) Recipe courtesy of my friend Mamik who provides me with authentic Indonesian Recipes….. Thank you Mamik another Cracker of a recipe but a scorcher or as my son put it he gets ring burn the next morning…….
500 gm chicken, thighs or breast cut into pieces.
1 chopped Onion.
1 cup chopped Tomatoes.
2cm cinnamon stick.
2tbsp ginger garlic paste..can use store bought, I just blitz tbsp garlic and tbsp ginger to paste.
1 tbsp ground chilli
1tbsp ground coriander.
1 tbsp ground white pepper.
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds.
1 sprig Curry leaves.
Salt to season.
Heat the tbsp oil in a wok and saute onion.
Add garlic and ginger paste mix well and cook 30 seconds. Add dry spices and stir to release the aroma. Add chopped tomato, stir and add chicken…….N.B. if too dry add some water.
Add salt and curry leaves.
Cook on low heat until chicken cooked if using thighs then these will take slightly longer.
Serve with steamed rice and Raita.
For Raita I grate or chop finely a small cucumber, put in clean t/towel and squeeze out excess liquid…I was surprised how much there actually was.
Add to 8oz Natural yogurt and a large handful of chopped mint and mix together. Serve chilled.
If liked can add 1/2-1 finely chopped green chilli.
Warning: This is one hot mama of a curry.
Now from Indonesia to Thailand one of my favorite salads…
Yum Takrai (Spicy Lemongrass Salad)
15 stalks fresh lemongrass.
1⁄4 cup finely chopped ginger