Recipe For Cari Ga | Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes

When James was younger he showed very little interest in food, other than eating it. One holiday we encouraged the boys to choose a vegetable to eat with the meals I was preparing and the vote went to sweet potatoes. We ate so many sweet potatoes that weekend I could not face them for years. When James showed an interest in learning how to cook curries I turned straight away to my Curry recipe book. I found a Vietnamese curry recipe for cari ga, a chicken curry with sweet potatoes and carrots that I knew would go down well. This mild curry made use of the cari powder I made a long time ago. It was a great dish to get started with and I was most impressed with the flavour, and the enthusiasm James showed in cooking for us. Of course this was done at our house and I bought all the ingredients! This chicken curry recipe calls for the chicken to be in the marinade for an hour, but we did not leave it that long and I don’t believe it affected the tenderness of the chicken or the flavour. If you have the time, leave the chicken to marinate for the hour though. This sweet curry is a traditional Vietnamese dish from the south of the country.

Cari Ga | Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes
Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes

Cari Ga | Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes
 
Recipe adapted from Curry page 285
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 30mls cari powderor any mild / sweet curry powder, divided
  • 15mls caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 5mls salt
  • 30mls canola oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 shallots, quartered
  • 1 tin coconut cream
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 30mls fish sauce
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
Method
  1. Place the chicken into a large bowl
  2. Mix together 15mls cari powder, the sugar and salt
  3. Add to the chicken and toss to coat
  4. Leave to marinade
  5. Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium heat
  6. Cook the sweet potato for about 5 minutes, sealing all over
  7. Remove and put onto kitchen paper to drain
  8. Place the chicken into the pot skin side down and brown
  9. Turn over and seal before removing and setting aside
  10. Add the garlic and shallots to the pot and sauté until soft
  11. Add the rest of the cari powder and mix in
  12. Cook until you can smell the spices
  13. Add the coconut cream, lemongrass, lime leaves, fish sauce and carrots
  14. Place the chicken and any drippings into the pot together with the sweet potatoes
  15. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes

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33 thoughts on “Recipe For Cari Ga | Chicken Curry With Sweet Potatoes

  1. Ive been looking for a recipe for this online, sounds really good, thanks for sharing..

    Simon

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    1. Thank you for the visit Simon 🙂

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  4. looks fantastic! we love vietnamese food, gotta try this curry dish!

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    1. Hope you try it and love it!

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  5. Yum yum, Tandy! A very tasty chicken curry creation! I love it too!

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    1. Thank you Sophie 🙂

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  6. Sounds delicious. A little bit sweet, salty, spicy and creamy with the coconut milk. I love these kind of comfort dishes.

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    1. It is a perfect comfort dish BAM 🙂

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  7. This curry sounds so delicious, Tandy. I love sweet potatoes. Thanks so much for the recipe. 🙂

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    1. At the moment we have the most amazing orange flesh sweet potatoes – have you seen them?

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  8. I think the sweet potatoes would give this a lovely edge.

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    1. They made this dish 🙂

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  9. I am always threatening to incorporate sweet potatoes more into our diet and this is a lovely dish to start with.
    Have a super afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. They are so good for you Mandy 🙂

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  10. This looks like a wonderful curry-it has lemongrass and coconut which I love in curry! 😀
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    1. I also love lemongrass – I have been drinking an energy drink the past few days that has lemongrass and ginger 🙂

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  11. I love chicken curry, but have not tried with sweet potatoes…like that you have coconut cream and lemongrass…so tasty.
    Have a great week Tandy:D

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    1. Thanks Juliana, it was a very tasty meal 🙂

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  12. We went through a phase like that too. Sweet potatoes all the time. You start out obsessed, then you just kind of get tired of them. This curry chicken sounds delicious. I haven’t made a curry dish in a long time. I’ll have to add this to my must make list 😀
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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you make it Cindy 🙂

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  13. Tandy, this is such a wonderful dish, love curry with sweet potatoes, they are just made for each other. Did you just change your site, on the last few post there is lavender. Love the way it looks, but was it there before?
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    1. Hi, the lavender has been there for a while. Glad you like the way it looks 🙂

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  14. CURRY LOOKS DELICIOUS,THANKS FOR SHARING 🙂
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    1. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  15. I think you curry would be a hit at our dinner table…it sounds good.

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    1. Thanks Karen 🙂

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  16. I love Vietnamese food, this dish is no exception – they have such strong flavours 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. I must try and make some more from this section Uru 🙂

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  17. Looks like a very wholesome, tasty dish. Love the skin on those chicken thighs…:) ela

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Ela 🙂

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