Coconut Curry Sauce (gravy) with Chicken and Vegetables


Coconut Curry gravy, Coconut Curry Sauce
Coconut Curry Sauce (gravy)  served with Spaghetti (left), and Rice(right)

  Coconut Curry Sauce (gravy) is my ''go-to'' sauce anytime.This sauce is nutritious, rich, tasty and simply delicious. I love to prepare mine with chicken and lots of vegetables, and it's always a hit in family parties. Here's how to prepare it .

Coconut Curry Sauce Ingredients:


- 1 chicken thigh and drumstick( a whole chicken lap cut into smaller pieces)
- 2 medium sized Carrot
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 handful green Peas
- 1 large Onion

- 2 tablespoonful Curry powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder(optional)
- half teaspoon Thyme
- 1 teaspoon grated Ginger

- 3 stock cubes(seasoning cubes)
 - chili pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoonful Corn Starch (the type used for making ogi/akamu).. you can use boiled potato puree as a substitute
- One 14oz Can Coconut Milk( click to see how to extract coconut milk at home)
- 2 tablespoonful Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste

 Tip: You can use less veggies if you want to.
Coconut Curry Sauce ,Coconut Curry gravy

 +Here's a video recipe on how to prepare Coconut Curry Sauce (gravy) with Chicken &Vegetables


 Preparation:

1. Marinade the chicken pieces with the Curry powder,Thyme, chili pepper and one stock cube. Set aside for later use.

2. If you haven't done this yet.Grate the ginger,Peel and dice the carrots,then de-seed and cut the green&red bell pepper and onions.  Set aside for later use.

3. Mix the coconut milk and corn starch together.

4. Heat up the oil, add the chopped onion and garlic(if you'll be using it);add the marinated chicken and stir fry to caramelize the onions and brown the chicken.

Coconut Curry gravy, Coconut Curry Sauce
5. Now, add the coconut milk and corn starch mixture and simmer until it thickens. Then add the chopped carrots, green&red bell pepper and green peas. Add the grated ginger and mix thoroughly.
   If the sauce is too thick , add a little water, add the remaining stock cube and salt to taste. Leave to cook until the chicken is tender and the veggies are well cooked.

Coconut Curry gravy, Coconut Curry Sauce

 Serve and enjoy with rice, pasta ,plantains or potatoes.

Tip: The sauce will thicken further when it cools.


Coconut Curry gravy, Coconut Curry Sauce
Coconut curry sauce served with spaghetti
Coconut Curry gravy, Coconut Curry Sauce
Coconut curry sauce served with boiled rice


So what do you think? We love your comments



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By Nky Lily Lete


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☺Bon Appetit





92 comments:

  1. Bunmi Chima-Okeke12:38:00 PM

    This recipe came at the right time and I have all the ingredients, thanks so much Nky.

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  2. Anonymous12:46:00 PM

    Hi Nky, Can I use coconut cream in place of coconut milk, that's what I have in my pantry.

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    1. Yes, you can dilute it in hot water to get the consistency of coconut milk.

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    2. Thank you...I've just learnt a new recipe. U doing a wonderful job

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    3. You're welcome hun :)

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  3. Anonymous1:26:00 PM

    I love dis, but am afraid 2 try it. Since I got preg, d smell of vegetable sauce throws me off esp green bell pepper. Can I prepare ds without d green bell pepper?

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    1. Yes , you can prepare it without green bell pepper,you can also add chopped potatoes too :)

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  4. Anonymous2:45:00 PM

    Hi,can i use flour instead of corn starch??

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    1. Yes dear, you can use plain flour instead of corn starch.

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  5. Anonymous4:34:00 PM

    Lovely recipe ride on Nky

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  6. Anonymous12:32:00 PM

    Tried and tested,my verdict is ''THUMBS UP'' nky, you're the best.

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  7. Anonymous2:02:00 PM

    Pls hw can I extract d coconut milk

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  8. Anonymous2:02:00 PM

    Pls hw can I extract d coconut milk

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    1. Here's how to extract the coconut milk http://www.nigerianfoodtv.com/2013/01/how-to-make-extract-coconut-milkwith.html

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  9. my kids loved this sauce so much,I have made a bash and kept in the freezer, so that their father can give them when I'm at work. Thanks for all these lovely recipes.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback dear :)

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  10. Heading to the market right away.. Will give u feedback later.
    Thanks and God bless you more.

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    1. Cathy dearie, where have you been? Good to see you back.
      I'll be expecting your feedback hun :)

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  11. Anonymous4:08:00 AM

    This was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. My picky 3 year old devoured this in minutes! This recipe is a keeper.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback dear, I'm so happy you liked the recipe and that your kid enjoyed it. My daughter is a big fan of this gravy too and It is always a big hit in my kids parties :)

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  12. Anonymous3:06:00 PM

    Nice one... I'll definitely try it.... is the corn starch the same as powder starch???

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    1. It's the same one you use to make pap or ogi :)

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  13. Tried it today and it was really delicious. Thanx for a great recipe

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    1. You're welcome dear, so glad to be of help :)

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  14. Anonymous10:49:00 AM

    I have been following and enjoying all your delicious meals. This one is of it. Thanks Nikky and you are simply the best.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and feedback, you made my day.

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  15. I love u nky

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  16. Anonymous8:57:00 PM

    I tried this out on Wednesday and it was fantastic! Thanks to you!
    Grace (willofgod)

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  17. Anonymous8:57:00 PM

    I tried this out on Wednesday and it was fantastic! Thanks to you!
    Grace (willofgod)

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    1. You're welcome dearie. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  18. I was looking for a different way to make pasta sauce when I found this recipe, and I tried it straight away. It is absolutely gorgeous!! The blend of coconut, onions, chicken and veg is amazing. Thank you so much.

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    1. You are so welcome dearie, thanks for your lovely feedback :)

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  19. Hilove ur blog to bits ,can I use chicken strips ibsted of cutting to bits ?and can I add anoda kind of meat to it,like lamb ,pork,beef etc...want to try it today hope to get a response in time .

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    1. Thanks dearie. Sorry for the late response.
      You can make use of chicken strips or beef strips too.

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  20. Mrs Bello6:58:00 PM

    Am so glad i came across ur blog, u're doing a great job. Pls where can i get corn starch? Or can i use flour too cos i so want to try this meal.

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    1. Thanks dearie, corn starch is the same one used for ogi/akamu and yes, you can make use of plain flour but dissolve it completely in the coconut milk before use, so that it doesnt form lumps in the meal.

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  21. Anonymous1:26:00 AM

    Thanks alot! Going to try this recipe today using beef strips. Thank you so much. SARAH

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    1. You're welcome Sarah, do let me know how it turns out :)

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  22. Is corn starch=corn flour?
    Also when you say its the same as what we use for ogi, do u mean raw ogi mixed with water(I.e before you add the boiling water)?
    Thanks.

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    1. Exactly dear, it is raw ogi mixed with water :)

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  23. Anonymous12:10:00 PM

    Does that mean we can buy raw ogi n dissolve in water? N is it advisable to first dissolve in water b4 mixing wiv d coconut milk or do I use d coconut milk to dilute it? Thxx for this recipe wd find time to get d ingredients.

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    1. Corn starch is the same as ogi and yes you can use the coconut milk to dissolve the ogi.
      I'll be expecting your feedback hun :)

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  24. Anonymous1:25:00 AM

    Love the detailed explanation would try it as soon as possible

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  25. Anonymous3:18:00 PM

    Is corn flour Same as corn starch

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    1. It depends on where you are buying from and the country you are in. Most countries write cornflour instead or starch on their labels, so please read the back of the pack(ingredients section) to be sure that it says ''corn starch''.
      Corn starch (the one used here), is only the starch of the corn, the white fine flour that is used in Nigeria to make ogi(pap) and eko(agidi), WHILE Corn flour is made by grinding the whole corn and used in Nigeria for corn moimoi. It comes in white and yellow color.
      Hope this helps

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  26. God bless U Nky, my boys (my hubby and son) love this 3 much. Have cooked it over and over again. I also added whole boiled eggs to the sauce.

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    1. I'm so glad you all loved it.I have seen the pics, keep up the good work and keep me updated dearie :)

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  27. Anonymous11:07:00 PM

    This is awesome I sure will try it. God bless u for opening this blog.

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  28. Anonymous3:16:00 PM

    hi nky , am a fan of yours.... tthis recipe is mouth mouthering would give it a try, but about the corn starch. what is the quantity of flour to be used for a family of 6. thanks

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  29. Thank you so much Nky. I just tried this and it turned out very nice. Now I am in for some serious Nigerian cooking adventure, thanks a lot! I will try out as many of your recipes as I can. I got confused that I wished I could do them all at once. Step by step, we shall get there. God bless you and I pray for more divine inspiration to your blessed hands!

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    1. Thanks sweetie, I feel your excitement :).
      Keep me updated on your food adventure.
      Bless you.

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    2. Sure, will send you pictures, I guess its nigerianfoodtv@gmail.com, right? Will sure do that. God bless you and your family :)

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    3. yes it is dearie,God bless you and yours too :)

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  30. Nice job!!! i will like to know if i can include prawns and also it is better i include it in the vegetable sauce or in the rice? if yes @ what stage can i include the prawns. Am planning on making this meal on valentine day. Thanks

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  31. Anonymous10:20:00 AM

    Nice job!!! i will like to know if i can include prawns and also it is better i include it in the vegetable sauce or in the rice? if yes @ what stage can i include the prawns. Am planning on making this meal on valentine day. Thanks

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  32. Nice job!!! i will like to know if i can include prawns and also it is better i include it in the vegetable sauce or in the rice? if yes @ what stage can i include the prawns. Am planning on making this meal on valentine day. Thanks

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    1. Yes dear, you can add fresh peeled prawns and it will be great in the sauce , so that it can absorb some of the sweet taste of the sauce. You can add it after adding the coconut milk mixture.

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  33. Anonymous10:07:00 AM

    Thanks so much for this recipe...EVERYONE LOVED IT! I was supposed to make fried rice (and my fried rice is goooooood) but stumbled across this recipe and decided to give it a try instead. After the meal, someone was like, "thank God you didn't make fried rice"...that's how nice it was. Right now everyone's asking for the recipe. Thanks again.

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    1. I'm glad you all enjoyed it, thanks for your lovely feedback dearie :)

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  34. Ive been stalking this website for months now and ibam super excited to try out everything.the blogosphere here is sooo friendly and interactive.keep up the good work...

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    1. Thanks sweetie and good to have you here :)

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  35. hi dear. i will try it out dis weekend. having a guest n hv benn thinking of something uniqu to prepare. hope it turns out well. tanks a lot

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    1. I'll be expecting your feedback :)

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    2. It turned out wonderful. My hubby was so proud of me. I had to send d recipe to one of my guest as she couldn't resist d taste. Am glad I found dis site. Looking g forward to trying out some more stuff. Tanks dear

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    3. You're always welcome sweetie, thanks for the lovely feedback ;)

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  36. I'm new here and yes I'm hooked. Weldone dear

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    1. Thanks hun and good to have you here :)

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  37. Anonymous9:18:00 AM

    Hi Nky, this looks soo amazing! Can't wait to try it out. I know a lot of people have asked about the corn starch, but I would like to know if I can use fresh ogi (the liquid one) because that's the one I have. Thanks

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  38. Hi Nky, I stumbled over ur utube video of Egusi soup n after watching that, l couldn't resist watching ur other videos, yes I'm hooked. God bless u plentyyy. I'm a Ghanaian n nvr tried Nija food b4 but after watching ur vids, @ least 1 of ur recipes every week n yes, they taste vry gooood. More grease to ur elbows, thank uuuu!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks so much for your lovely comment, you just made my day better, God bless :)

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  39. Cleverliz7:50:00 AM

    This was the hit, I got thumps up and request for another meal. Very easy steps and amazing recipe, dig on! More palm oil to elbow

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    1. LOL.. Abi o more palm oil to yours too dearie :) and I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe . Thanks for the lovely feedback.

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  40. Hi nky, I must confess your page is addictive! Been on it for hours now, anyways, is the coconut milk a necessity? Also, the liquid ogi mixture you said can be a sibstitute for cornstarch is the one that smell o, will that affect the taste or smell of the gravy?

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  41. Anonymous1:29:00 PM

    How is corn starch prepared

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  42. How is corn starch prepared

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  43. Ruth Maxwell8:17:00 AM

    Just passing... and met this educating blog.... Love the looks of this recipe... hope it taste more than its beautiful look... I'm sure cooking this today!!

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  44. Anonymous10:56:00 AM

    According to your explanation on d corn starch,you said is the one used for ogi,the one is for ogi is not a dry one like the one in your picture,the one I know is not dried is always moist that you have to add water on it to always preserve it,I want to be sure so I wont spoil the recipe

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  45. I just want to be sure about the corn starch,I know you have given enough explanation about it,the cornstarch you said is used for making ogi that I know is not dry like d one in your picture, this particular one is always moist and water is always added ontop of it to preserve it,if u dnt mind

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    1. Hi Tope, It's the same one , don't worry, you wont even notice the taste, it only helps to thicken the sauce :)

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  46. Anonymous12:21:00 AM

    Please ma, what can I use in replacement of corn Strach. I normally vomit when I drink pap. Please is there other alternatives to it. I really wanna try this sauce, infact I'm already salivating. Thanks in anticipation. You are really doing a great job.

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  47. Anonymous12:22:00 AM

    Please ma, what can I use in replacement of corn Strach. I normally vomit when I drink pap. Please is there other alternatives to it. I really wanna try this sauce, infact I'm already salivating. Thanks in anticipation. You are really doing a great job.

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  48. Anonymous7:49:00 AM

    Thanks Nky. Pls I have corn flour at home. Haven't used it before but it says it can be used to add thickness to all soups and can be used to make pap for kids. Can I use it? And the chicken. U don't get to boil it, do u? Just discovered this site. It's a wow. Thanks. N/B: I've tried using my name to comment. Isn't working. Pls don't ignore. (Nwachi)

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    1. Hi Nwachi, yes you can use it if it can be used to thicken soups and make pap for kids.
      And glad to have you here :)

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  49. Thank you very much. Hosting few friends very soon and will prepare this for them. God bless you.

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