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Homestyle Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken curry is one of our favourite comfort food because of its savoury and spicy flavour from the various blend of spices in the curry paste. Likewise, it is also one of the most popular dishes in Southeast Asia. People who live in Singapore or Malaysia will know that this dish can be often be enjoyed at local eateries. In this article, we will be sharing with you how you can make an easy Nyonya-style chicken curry at home for your loved ones.


– 1 chicken
– 5 shallots
– 2 stalks of lemongrass
– 5 pandan leaves
– 1 packet of instant curry paste (we are using A1 brand)
– 2 tbsps of oil
– 500ml milk
– 100ml coconut milk


1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Steam until cooked.

2. Peel and chop the shallots into very fine pieces. Pound the lemongrass to release its fragrance and chop each stalk into 3 smaller pieces.

Cooking instructions:

Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat in a pot. Add the shallots and lemongrass. Sauté till aromatic or when the shallots turn golden brown in colour.

chicken curry recipe cooking guide

Step 2

Add the curry paste and mix well with the shallots and lemongrass. Sauté till fragrant.

curry paste

Step 3

Add the chicken and stir fry for a minute. Add milk little by little and mix well.

cooking guide for chicken curry

Step 4

Add the potatoes and pandan leaves. Mix well and simmer for a few minutes until chicken is cooked.

chicken curry in Singapore

Step 5

Add the coconut milk and stir well to mix. Turn off the heat and serve while hot. Apart from going well with rice, you can also soak up the delicious gravy with bread or even naan. It is highly addictive!

chicken curry

Some of you may wonder where you can purchase ingredients for chicken curry at the most affordable price – we bought ours from OurPasar, an online wet market that offers a wide variety of fresh halal produce. All their supplies are carefully handpicked to ensure the supply chain is tightly controlled and efficient processes are in place to ensure sustained quality and freshness of the produce from farm to table.

chicken purchase from OurPasar online delivery

Our Verdict:

The food arrived on time. The meat and fishes were well-packed separately and placed in a large styrofoam box with ice to maintain its cold temperature and freshness, while the vegetables came in a normal box.

We were impressed with the generous portion of the food and had fun making various dishes out of these ingredients. The mutton bone marrow did not have any pungent smell or taste and the prawns were big and fleshy. Our packet of kangkong, however, contained lots of dry stems which were not ideal for eating. We contacted their customer service and they immediately offered to exchange a new packet for us. OurPasar online delivery did an excellent service generally.

OurPasar also offers family ingredient deals namely the Joy, Delight and Jubilee packages at the price of $60, $80 and $99 respectively with free delivery islandwide.

OurPasar Joy, Delight and Jubilee packages

OurPasar Promotion

OurPasar is currently having an online promotion. For people who like oysters, simply use the promo code “OYSTERS15” to get 15% OFF! For those who would like to purchase their Delight or Jubilee packages, you can key in the promo code “XWINGS” to get 1Kg of chicken wing for FREE!

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