Make Flavorsome Malaysian Curry Noodles

Laksa is a Malaysian Curry served with noodles.

This recipe is for a chicken curry cooked with coconut milk, prawns, lemon grass, chilies and tofu. Sprinkled with crunchy bean sprouts and spring onions and served on top of noodles. The flavors in the laksa curry are amazing. This recipe is very easy to make once you have gathered the essential ingredients.

A Laksa recipe has a lot of ingredients in it. This recipe gives out a authentic laksa flavor, so try not to substitute or omit certain ingredients. If you haven't tried a laksa before, you must try this recipe. It is a great way to have chicken and noodles.

The ingredients for this laksa recipe are

  • 750gms-1 Kg of chicken (on the bone cut into 12 pieces)

Blend together the following with little water

  • 3 medium onions
  • 4 Tbsp chopped ginger and garlic
  • 3 Tbsp dry prawns
  • 3 Tbsp roasted peanuts (unsalted)
  • 2 fresh red chillies (These chilies are very hot, so use carefully).

Other ingredients are

  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tsp coriander powder
  • 2 Tsp shrimp paste or dried shrimp powder
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3-4 stalks of crushed lemon grass (6 inches from root, not the leaves)
  • 200ml coconut milk (ready made).
  • 1 Tsp kashmiri red chili powder (it's not hot, it's just to enhance the color. You can use any other mild paprika for the color).
  • 1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tsp sugar
  • 100gm tofu (bean curd-fried and cut into 1cm x 1 ½ inch pieces)
  • 100gm bean sprouts
  • 6-7 spring onions chopped
  • Noodles 1 packet (any egg noodles)

Boil the chicken in 1 liter of water, till it is cooked. Remove the pieces from the water and reduce the water to about 750 ml. This will form the stock.

Heat the oil in a big pan and fry the blended paste. Add turmeric, coriander, shrimp paste, sesame oil, lemon grass and red chili powder. Fry till dry and the oil separates from the paste.

Add the chicken pieces, stir for a few minutes. Strain the stock into this.

Bring to a boil (don't worry if the chicken gets a bit overcooked, it should be that way).

Reduce the heat and add the coconut milk, lime juice, vinegar, sugar and some salt. Followed by the tofu.
Stir a little.The gravy should be almost watery (although the coconut milk will make it a little dense).

So if need be add a little hot water. Simmer some more.

Meanwhile, boil the noodles and strain. Save the strained water from the noodles in a bowl.

Put the bean sprouts in a strainer and pour this water on it.

To serve, put the noodles in a deep bowl. Top it with the chicken laksa and lots of gravy.

Sprinkle with the bean sprouts and spring onions. Eat it hot.

Enjoy the taste and flavor of this malaysian recipe.

Users Reading this article are also interested in:
Top Searches on Chicken Recipes:
Chicken And Noodles Recipe Chicken Noodles Recipe
About The Author,
Manila Williams is the owner of where she shares her easy, healthy and free recipes and cooking tips. If you liked this Laksa Recipe, then please visit her website to look at some laksa pictures and more tasty recipes. You will find many secrets of healthy cooking in store for you.