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Penang Chicken Curry with Potato and Sweet Potato



4 portion(s)


  • 500g Chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper, freshly cracked
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Bran Oil
  • 1 can coconut cream, (400ml)
  • 225 g potato, cubed
  • 225 g sweet potato, cubed
  • 100 g penang curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 100g roasted, crushed peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced


  • 300 g basmati rice
  • 1000 g water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 15 g olive oil, or butter
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Crack black pepper over chicken pieces.

    Place the oil and the thick coconut cream from the top of the can into the TM bowl and cook for 2 minutes/100 degrees/speed 2.

    Place potato and sweet potato in waroma and place on top of TM lid to steam.

    Add curry paste and cook for 5 minutes/100 degrees/speed 2.

    Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes/100 degrees/reverse + soft speed.

    Add remaining coconut milk, sugar, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and peanuts and cook for 10 minutes/100 degrees/reverse + soft speed.

    Transfer to thermo server while you cook the rice.

  2. Rice
  3. Cook basmati rice as per Basic Cook Book:

    Place water, salt and olive oil or butter into mixing bowl.

    Insert simmering basket, weigh rice into it, remove and rinse rice under running water until water runs clear.

    Return simmering basket with rinsed rice to mixing bowl, place varoma with potato and sweet potato on TM lid and cook 20 min / 100C / speed 4.

    Once rice is cooked remove to thermo server or serving bowl. Pour out water.

  4. Curry
  5. Return curry to TM bowl and add potato and sweet potato. Cook for 5 mins / 10C / reverse + soft speed or until vegetables are tender.

    Serve curry over rice.


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Add other vegetables such as green beans, peas, snow peas etc depending on your taste.

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  • Lovely! I added beans. I would probably do less or...

    Submitted by Nolette on 2. April 2018 - 18:34.

    Lovely! I added beans. I would probably do less or no sugar next time as I found it quite sweet. Also my potato and sweet potato didn't steam so I had to cook them a little longer.

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  • Very nice flavours and simple to make

    Submitted by howlauren on 7. September 2017 - 19:27.

    Very nice flavours and simple to make

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  • Love it! Have made it loads

    Submitted by Liv1 on 14. November 2016 - 16:01.

    Love it! Have made it loads with various little variations! Always delicious and loved by my young family of 6!

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  • im not a curry fan but

    Submitted by gingerchef_jess on 22. August 2016 - 21:25.

    im not a curry fan but everyone in the house loved this


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  • Absolutely delicious this is

    Submitted by Corkys on 30. September 2015 - 19:21.

    Absolutely delicious this is added to my make again list. Thank you.

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