Sweet lime and lemony chicken curry soup for the soul - Monsoon special
Recipe type: lunch
Cuisine: Indian-Thailand
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Serves: 3
Sweet lime and lemony chicken curry or soup flavoured with fresh lemon grass. Pair it with scented jasmine rice.
  • Chicken curry cut : 500 gm
  • Onion / shallots (one) : finely chopped
  • Ginger / galangal : two inch root piece, peel and smash it
  • Garlic : 5-6 cloves
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Black peppercorn : 5-6
  • Sichuan Peppercorn : 10
  • Lemongrass : two stalk chopped
  • Juice of sweet lime : 1 cup
  • Juice of one lime / lemon
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Turmeric powder : 1tsp
  • Butter : 2-3 tbsp
  • Lime leaves : few
  • Chicken stock : 4 cups
  1. Wash and clean the chicken. Rub salt and turmeric over it. Keep aside for 10 minute.
  2. In a pan, melt the butter. Add garlic, let it fry till it slightly changes its color. Add onions.
  3. Fry the onions till they become soft.
  4. Add lemon grass, ginger or galangal smashed nicely.
  5. Add the chicken, fry them till the rawness disappear.
  6. Add rest of the spices. Stir well.
  7. Add sweet lime juice, lime / lemon juice.
  8. Adjust salt and sugar to taste.
  9. Add the chicken stock. Cover and let it cook till the chicken pieces become succulent.
  10. I use pressure cooker to save some time and it really makes the chicken succulent.
  11. Check the seasonings before serving.
  12. Sprinkle some black pepper powder, some more melted butter and fresh squeeze of lime may be.
  13. Serve it warm with jasmine or basmati rice.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/sweet-lime-and-lemony-chicken-curry-soup-for-the-soul-monsoon-special/