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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95 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 19, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Can I use corn starch without the coconut milk?

  2. hassan adeniyi
    July 30, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    @ Nky….why cant i copy the write up from this website

  3. chaka
    March 25, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Wow, i am going to prepare it for mothering Sunday tomorrow.

  4. Judy
    November 30, 2016 / 2:15 am

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

  5. Anonymous
    February 1, 2016 / 6:49 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)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 18, 2016 / 6:29 am

      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 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    January 28, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    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.

  7. Anonymous
    January 28, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    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.

  8. Tope
    December 17, 2015 / 10:05 am

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 24, 2015 / 9:20 pm

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

  9. Anonymous
    December 17, 2015 / 9:56 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

  10. Ruth Maxwell
    November 15, 2015 / 7:17 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!!

  11. Bee
    November 6, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    How is corn starch prepared

  12. Anonymous
    November 6, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    How is corn starch prepared

  13. Ifeoluwa Olatunbosun
    October 20, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    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?

  14. Cleverliz
    July 16, 2015 / 5:50 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 1, 2015 / 2:40 pm

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

  15. Afi
    July 2, 2015 / 1:57 am

    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!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 6, 2015 / 10:56 am

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

  16. Anonymous
    June 24, 2015 / 7:18 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 24, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      yes you can use it dearie.

  17. aisha jane
    March 25, 2015 / 7:44 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 9:09 am

      Thanks hun and good to have you here 🙂

  18. amara nwandire
    March 5, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

    • amara nwandire
      March 11, 2015 / 10:54 am

      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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 11:41 am

      You're always welcome sweetie, thanks for the lovely feedback 😉

  19. ene anyogo
    March 3, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    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…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 4, 2015 / 8:51 am

      Thanks sweetie and good to have you here 🙂

  20. Anonymous
    February 28, 2015 / 9:07 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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      I'm glad you all enjoyed it, thanks for your lovely feedback dearie 🙂

  21. Esther S
    February 12, 2015 / 9:21 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 12, 2015 / 10:54 am

      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.

  22. Anonymous
    February 12, 2015 / 9:20 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

  23. Esther S
    February 12, 2015 / 9:19 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

  24. Esther
    February 4, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    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!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 5, 2015 / 9:21 pm

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

    • Esther
      March 11, 2015 / 4:36 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 11:42 am

      yes it is dearie,God bless you and yours too 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    January 29, 2015 / 2:16 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      3 Tablespoonful will do.

  26. Anonymous
    January 27, 2015 / 10:07 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 11:54 am

      God bless you too hun 🙂

  27. TeeKayBee
    January 17, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 4:16 pm

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

  28. Anonymous
    December 10, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Is corn flour Same as corn starch

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 11, 2014 / 10:41 am

      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

  29. Anonymous
    December 2, 2014 / 12:25 am

    Love the detailed explanation would try it as soon as possible

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 2, 2014 / 11:39 am

      Ok dearie 🙂

  30. Anonymous
    October 8, 2014 / 10:10 am

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 10, 2014 / 12:56 pm

      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 🙂

  31. Zainab Igwe
    September 24, 2014 / 11:35 am

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 25, 2014 / 10:04 am

      Exactly dear, it is raw ogi mixed with water 🙂

  32. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014 / 11:26 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 22, 2014 / 9:17 am

      You're welcome Sarah, do let me know how it turns out 🙂

  33. Mrs Bello
    September 14, 2014 / 4:58 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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 16, 2014 / 11:12 am

      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.

  34. Solaye Christiana
    August 26, 2014 / 9:54 am

    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 .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 3, 2014 / 3:23 pm

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

  35. abbashalom
    August 20, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 22, 2014 / 9:50 am

      You are so welcome dearie, thanks for your lovely feedback 🙂

  36. Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 / 6:57 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 3, 2014 / 3:20 pm

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

  37. Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 / 6:57 pm

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

  38. val
    June 2, 2014 / 11:02 am

    I love u nky

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 7:49 am

      🙂

  39. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 / 8:49 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 5:19 pm

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

  40. Sunflower and Coconuts
    May 1, 2014 / 8:41 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      You're welcome dear, so glad to be of help 🙂

  41. Anonymous
    April 23, 2014 / 1:06 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      It's the same one you use to make pap or ogi 🙂

  42. Anonymous
    April 12, 2014 / 2:08 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 13, 2014 / 7:53 pm

      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 🙂

  43. Catherine Nkeiruka
    April 10, 2014 / 1:50 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 11, 2014 / 4:03 pm

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

  44. Issy
    April 10, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 11, 2014 / 4:01 pm

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback dear 🙂

  45. Anonymous
    April 10, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Pls hw can I extract d coconut milk

  46. Anonymous
    April 10, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Pls hw can I extract d coconut milk

  47. Anonymous
    April 7, 2014 / 10:32 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 10, 2014 / 12:14 pm

      thanks dear 🙂

  48. Anonymous
    April 6, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    Lovely recipe ride on Nky

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 7, 2014 / 10:26 am

      thanks dear 🙂

  49. Anonymous
    April 6, 2014 / 12:45 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 7, 2014 / 10:25 am

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

  50. Anonymous
    April 6, 2014 / 11:26 am

    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?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 7, 2014 / 10:19 am

      Yes , you can prepare it without green bell pepper,you can also add chopped potatoes too 🙂

  51. Anonymous
    April 6, 2014 / 10:46 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 7, 2014 / 10:15 am

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

    • wilheminna moses
      July 9, 2015 / 1:13 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 9, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      You're welcome hun 🙂

  52. Bunmi Chima-Okeke
    April 6, 2014 / 10:38 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 7, 2014 / 9:13 am

      You're welcome dear 🙂

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