chicken-yellow-curryWhile in Thailand the Wickedfood Cooking School film crew came across this delicious dish in a cooking class at Thai House Cooking School in Bangkok. The ingredients for yellow curry paste are basically the same as for green curry paste, except for the addition of curry powder and therefore the yellow colour.

1 can coconut milk
2T yellow curry paste
1 cup extra coconut milk, diluted with 1 cup water
500g boneless chicken, cut into large cubes
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
3T fish sauce
1T palm sugar

  1. Pour 1 cup of the undiluted coconut milk into a wok or frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the yellow curry paste and bring to the boil.
  2. Boil hard, adding the remaining undiluted coconut milk a little at a time, until the coconut milk separates and begins to look oily. (It will look curdled.)
  3. Add the chicken portions and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Turn the mixture into a saucepan and add the extra diluted coconut milk, sweet potato, onion, fish sauce and sugar.
  5. Cover the saucepan and simmer until the chicken and sweet potatoes are cooked.
  6. Serve with cooked rice.

Serves 4

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