Wednesday, 26 November 2008


When I posted a version of this PADPRIK recipe a few months ago, one of the bloggers, MamaFami brought to my attention, a variation of Padprik. She used tom yam cubes in the meal and I must say that it is a change from the version I normally make. So thank you MamaFami for introducing me to this variation. You can see her post HERE. I have slightly changed her recipe (sorry dear) and this is how I made the dish.

Ingredients – serves 5 to 6

4 large shallots
2 red chillies - seeded
3 cloves garlic
750 g chicken - cut into thin strips
½ tsp salt*
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper*
2 tsp chilli powder*
2 tsp cornflour*
1 lemon grass – bruised
3 to 4 Kaffir lime leaves
1 onion - cut into thin wedges
3 tablespoon chilli sauce
3 tablespoon tomato sauce
3 tablespoon soya sauce
2 Knorr brand tom yam cube
Vegetables – I used carrots, snow peas, baby corn and cauliflower
1 tomato - segmented
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice


Marinate the chicken with the * ingredients. Set aside for ½ an hour. Pound the chillies, shallots and garlic. Blanch the carrots and cauliflower for 1 min. Make sure that it is still crunchy. Drain well and refresh under cold water. Set aside.

Heat sufficient oil in a wok and shallow fry the meat until slightly golden. Drain and set aside.

In the same wok, fry the pounded ingredients until aromatic. Crumble the tom yam cube (add a tbsp or two of water) and fry for 1 min. Add in the fried meat and mix well.

Next, add in the chilli sauce, tomato sauce and soya sauce. Add in a bit of water if you want more gravy (I added in ½ a cup). Add in the lemon grass and lime leaves. Mix well and add in ALL the vegetables.

Stir for 1 to 2 mins, add in the onion and juice, check the seasoning (remember, the dish should be sourish) and serve hot with rice.


PureGlutton said...

Wow...that's a LOT of ingredients for this dish, hehe! I'm sure this is a very fragrant dish - i can almost smell it from here! :-))

VG said...

Yes PG...lots of ingredients but so yummy! Therefore worth the effort.

Salt N Turmeric said...

That looks good Vin. Its been so long since i had paprik. My fav is beef where the meat is slightly fried but im not sure how to make it.

VG said...

Hi Farina

I sometimes use beef and I coat it with fresh ground black pepper and cornflour, then shallow fry it. I also sometimes make padprik campur where I use prawns, squid and chicken. Try my original padprik recipe for this. Hope this helps.