Kari Koko – Seychellois Coconut Curry

Kari Koko

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Kari Koko

Coconut curries are preferred dinner dishes on the Seychelles Islands. Very popular are the octopus and chicken curries. This recipe for a one-pot chicken curry dish with three sides: a fresh-fruity salad, rice, and "Ladob".

Nutmeg Creates a Coconut Heaven

Ladob is a side made from sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk. You can substitute sweet potatoes with plantains or banana. This dish is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Ladob Dessert

Our tip: If you are too busy to make all for one dinner, save the Ladob for a dish with grilled fish. Or go for a Ladob banana dessert. Just add 1/2 cup of sugar or agave syrup and optional vanilla powder.

Variations

  • Substitute chicken with veal or fish filet.
  • Eggplant is a great substitute for a vegetarian coconut curry.
  • Add a green papaya chutney (see recipe below).

The Kari Koko Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

[1] turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, onion, chili, cumin, garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek, ginger, yellow mustard, cardamom, black pepper

[2] nutmeg, cinnamon

The complete recipe spice kit is also available in our shop. Limited time only!

Discover New Flavors

Papaya Chutney

  1. Finely grate papaya.
  2. Halve and finely slice onion.
  3. In a BOWL, mix papaya with 1 tsp salt. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze all liquid out.
  4. In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat and fry onions until they turn translucent.
  5. Optionally, add finely sliced chilies and fry for one minute.
  6. Add papaya and continue to fry for about 5 minutes, until the papaya is tender.
  7. Season to taste with lime juice, salt & pepper.
Green Papaya
  • 1 green papaya (unripe)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lime for juice
  • oil, salt & pepper

Optional: 1 chili pepper

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Kari Koko
Cuisine Seychellois
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cans coconut milk ea. 13.5 oz
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 sour apple peeled, grated
  • 1 cup grated carrots or turnips
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1-2 lemons
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
Cuisine Seychellois
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cans coconut milk ea. 13.5 oz
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 sour apple peeled, grated
  • 1 cup grated carrots or turnips
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1-2 lemons
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Salad: Mix apples, carrots, and/or turnips. Add to taste: lemon juice, salt & pepper. Add 1 tbsp oil. Mix well. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Ladob: In a POT, add potatoes, 1 can coconut milk, Koko Spices [2], and salt to taste. Cover. Cook 10 minutes over medium heat, then about 25 minutes over low heat, until the potatoes are cooked.
  4. Kari: In a different POT, heat 1 tbsp oil. Fry onions until translucent. Add garlic, ginger, salt to taste, and Koko Spices [1]. Stir-fry 1 minute. Add chicken and stir-fry 3 minutes. Mix in 1 can coconut milk. Cook about 30 minutes over medium-low heat, until the sauce thickened. Stir occasionally.
  5. Enjoy!
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