Dried Curry Chicken Noodle

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Dried Curry Noodle 1
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Chicken Curry Gravy

Ingredients
4 drumsticks
1 grated coconut
1 tbsp gula melaka
Salt and sugar to taste
4 potatoes – boiled till half-cooked and quartered
10 pieces small square tau pok
1/2 packet desiccated coconut
2 slices dried tamarind
Chicken mixed spice (50 cts) – bought from Indian stall in market
1 sprigs curry leaf
4 pieces kaffir leaves
2 stalks lemon grass – bruised

Blended Ingredients (finely)
8 shallots
3 cloves garlics
2 stalks lemon grass
11/2 inch galangal
1 inch turmeric
4 pieces candle nuts
1/2 inch ginger
15 dried chillies – soaked till soft and drained
A handfull of dried shrimp – soaked till soft
50 ml water
1 tbsp oil

Seasoning Ingredients
1 chicken cube
2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Garnishing
1 packet San Remo Vermicelli
300 g bean sprouts – blanched
Fried fish ball (optional)
Fish Cake
Hard boil egg – halved

Sauce Mixture
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp abalone sauce
2 tbsp water

Method
1) Washed drumsticks , drained and halves. Marinade with 1 tsp each of salt, sugar and corn flour. Set aside.
2) Squeeze coconut for 200 ml No. 1 milk and 200 ml water to same coconut and squeeze again for No. 2 milk.
3) Heat oil in a wok and saute blended ingredients with mixed spice, curry leaves, kaffir leaves and lemongrass till fragrant and oil seeps through. Put in chicken pieces and No. 2 milk. Cook over moderately high heat for 10 minutes, stir to prevent burning.
4) Add 1/2 of No.1 milk, tamarind piece, gula melaka,  tau pok and potatoes. Stir and cooked uncovered over moderate heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender, potatoes is cooked and gravy begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low , add remaining No. 1 milk desiccated coconut and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes till gravy is thick.  Season with salt, and sugar (please taste accordingly). Remove from heat.

To serve
1) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat, cook vermicelli according to packet instructions.
2) Stir noodle in a bowl of prepared sauce mixture.
3) Transfer to a serving plate, garnished with bean sprouts, fish ball, fish cake, egg, potato and chicken. Ladle the curry gravy over it and serve hot with a small bowl of curry gravy. Repeat process with other servings.

 

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