Malaysia Curry Rendang Chicken with Nasi Kunyit (马来西亚咖喱rendang黄姜鸡饭)

It is sort of heavy flavor tonight, i am craving for Malaysia food again.. lol. This is the signature dish of every Malaysia family a very basic dish but it is so yummy and fragrance… I know this is not those healthy dish compare to what i’ve cook along, however i did some here and there adjustment to make it tag along my principle.



For Curry Rendang Chicken:

Malaysia Curry Rendang Paste * 1/2 pack

Onion * 1/4 pcs (slices)

Lemongrass * 1 Stalk (cut to 2 inches length)

Curry Leaf * 7-8 pcs

Oil * 1/2  tsp

Chicken * 600g (i use 1 pc of chicken breast and 3 pcs of thighs)

Water * 100ml

Coconut Milk * 40ml

Potato * 1/2pc (i use the big giant USA potato, if you use Holland potato, it is about 3 pcs) – cut to cubes

Garlic * 2 cloves (chop finely)

Dried Coconut Shredded flakes * 1 tbsp (toasted in microwave for 30 sec/ frying with pan for 1-2 minutes)


For the rice:

*** I have substituted half of the glutinous with white rice while in Malaysia they are using just glutinous rice itself. For myself, i cannot eat too much glutinous rice as it will make my stomach bloated and hard to digestion. So here comes the combination.


Asian White rice * 1 cup

Glutinous rice * 1 cup

Turmeric powder * 1 tsp

Salt * 1/2 tsp

Water * 2 1/2 cups


How to cook:

  1. Wash the rice and add in the water, turmeric powder and salt into the rice cooker and start cooking.
  2. Prepare a pot with boiling water, boil the chicken for 1 minute to cleanse the blood.
  3. Take out the chicken, drained and set a side.
  4. Heat up a wok with oil & curry rendang paste, add in onion and lemongrass, stir fry until fragrance.
  5. Add in the chicken mix with the paste, stir fry for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add in the coconut milk, boil for 3 minutes and add in the water.
  7. Let the chicken keeps boiling and add in the potato cubes to cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once the water starting to dry up, add in the coconut shredded flakes and curry leaf and mix well with all the ingredients.
  9. Start eating!!! oh i add some greens at the side, this is a simple stir fry vegetable with garlic, you can replace it with any greens or salad.


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