{F&F} Coconut Milk Curry Chicken with Coconut Pancakes

Lemongrass, Onion Mixture & Coconut Chicken CurryWhen people come to visit for a meal here, a lot of questions have to be asked. I need to know if they are visitors who mus be served true Peruvian food, or if they are they type that will just about anything. In the first category always falls my family. I love to impress them with my big pots of Seco de Res or Aji de Gallina and then typically follow up with the meal with a non-Peruvian dessert. That makes me feel like I have achieved a good balance, got to be creative, but at the same time, everyone cleans their plate!

Coconut Chicken Curry in the Making

Coconut Chicken Curry & Spices
When adventurous people come to visit, I know I can pull out the Italian, Indian or good ol’ American cooking. This meal fits that category as well. Something delicious and rich that I know will tantalize the taste buds, but at the same time a type of food that so many here in Peru would not have tried before. I love the flavors of East Asian food and was thrilled to try my hand at these recipes.

Lemongrass, Onion Mixture & Spices

Coconut Chicken Curry & Coconut PancakesThe chicken curry was a delicious one! The original recipe called for chile peppers and macadamia nuts, which I substituted for Peruvian common ingredients. Because of that and our personal preferences, I switched around how I made the recipe as well. It is very hard for me to simply follow a straightforward recipe. The coconut pancakes were the “tricky” flatbread this time around. The recipe had us making doily like pancakes through a sort of sieve made in a shallow can. Let’s just say that I hand made my dispenser from several layers of foil but my batter never became pourable and my “lacy” pancakes kept turning out to be “connect the polka dot” pancakes. While that did give me some inspiration for a pancake confetti to sprinkle over pancake cupcakes, I was not satisfied enough to serve it like that. So, my lacy pancakes just became pancakes, and honestly I loved rolling the curry up in them to eat.

Lemongrass, Onion Mixture & Coconut Chicken CurrySomeday, if you are ever a visitor in my home for a meal, you might be lucky enough to try this delicious curry as well!

Make your own Coconut Milk Chicken Curry!


Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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5 Responses

  1. Lovely write up!
    I’ll be chuckling all night on connect the polka dot pancakes! The tin can never worked for me either. The squeeze bottle did the trick … with a lot of extra coconut milk to thin it.

  2. Baking Soda says:

    Enticing pictures, great writeup. Connect the dot pancakes?love it haha.

  3. This looks incredible! I’ll need to try it next week, thank you for a yummy idea to add to my arsenal!

  4. Natashya says:

    Looks wonderful! I’m glad you made it your own with local ingredients, and I agree, closed holes make for easier grabbing of the curry!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, closed holes do make it easier to grab the curry. Our hands got quite messy and we had to resort to using spoons.

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