Thursday, January 25, 2007

Today I prepared Eurasian Tomato Chicken, therefore I would like to share a little about Eurasian Food. I am proud to say that the food of the Eurasian community represents the deepest blending of the cultures of Malaysia, including the influences of Malay, British East Indies, Dutch, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese and Nyonya cooking which like the country itself is so diverse and harmonious. The meat loving Eurasians seem to like their food hot and spicy as reflected by the many recipes using chilies and spices.

Nevertheless, today's recipe is definitely more on the mild side and healthier too. We had this dish for dinner earlier with just steamed rice and no other accompanying dishes.

1 medium sized Chicken - cut into big pieces
3 tbsp Chili PowderChili Powder

1 tsp Turmeric PowderTurmeric Powder

1/4 cup Water
2 Medium OnionsMedium Onions
- sliced
5 Star AniseStar Anise

1cm pc CinnamonCinnamon

1cm pc GingerGinger
- minced
1/2 cup Tomato Puree - mixed with 1/4 cup water
Salt to taste

1. Mix together the chili powder and turmeric powder with 1/4 cup water to form a paste.
2. Heat a saucepan with oil and fry the onions, star anise, ginger and cinnamon till fragrant.
3. Add in chicken pieces and stir fry until chicken changes color.
4. Add in the tomato puree mixture and bring to the boil.
5. Then reduce heat and cook gently until chicken is tender.
6. Season to taste and dish out to serve.

Note: You can add some fresh tomatoes as garnish.

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posted by Daryl W.T. Lau at 12:51 AM |


At January 26, 2007 at 8:11 AM, Blogger tigerfish

Seems easy, maybe I will try.
*But I must get all these ingredients first!* ....I love anything tomatoes!:D


At January 26, 2007 at 8:53 AM, Blogger Daryl W.T. Lau

Hard to get meh in CA? Last time when I was in Hawaii, I frequent an Asian sundry shop way out of town cos that was the only place I could get my hands on some Maggi Mee... LOL

Gosh I miss those carefree days!


At January 27, 2007 at 3:45 PM, Blogger Keropok Man

I love these kinds of tomato based food. slurp!


At January 27, 2007 at 3:56 PM, Blogger Daryl W.T. Lau

Mr. Keropok... you're just like me man... a "Live to Eat" kind of person. We love a lot of food.


At January 28, 2007 at 11:58 AM, Anonymous tigerfish

It's not difficult to get...unless those are exotic spice/ herb/ingredients.


At December 15, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Anonymous Jason

This looks pretty awesome... This is really a classic. Is the Macau version = African Chicken ”非洲鸡“ quite similar?


At April 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Blogger KittyCat

Hi Daryl - thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm a Eurasian girl getting in touch with her roots i.e. cooking for her Chinese hubby so this helped a lot!