Introduction: How to Make Delicious Chicken Paprik

As a foreign student studying abroad from home country, missing our own style of dishes is natural. In this document, I will introduce on how to make “Chicken Paprik”. This is actually one of Malaysia's most famous dish. I chose this dish because of these two main reasons. First, I want to demonstrate how to prepare this dish for other Malaysians whom study or live abroad and craving for this delicious food. Second, I want to promote Malaysian food at the international level. So, the target audience is not only for Malaysians, others also can try make this dish. The whole cooking time will normally take about 20-30 minutes, depending on how efficient we are in the kitchen. I have cooked this dish several times and used to bring this dish to any festival celebrations or whenever my friends and I were having potluck. Whenever I cooked this dish, I got all positive feedback about it and I am pretty confident to share my recipe with all of you. Here, I have provided steps on how to make this easy-to-make, yet delicious, mouth-watering dish. Keep in mind that this serving is for 2-3 people.

Step 1: Get All the Ingredients Together

� Go to any local grocery and buy the following ingredients
- 500 grams of small-cut chicken
TIP: In order to make your cut work easier, you can buy breast chicken instead of the bony parts
- 200 grams of mixed vegetables
-A tomato
-An onion: You can use either red onion, white onion, or yellow onion; depending on your preferences
TIP:I prefer the red onion
-2 cloves of garlic
- A bottle of ketchup: In this serving, you will need two ladles of it

� Go to any Asian supermarket and buy the following ingredients
- A stick of lemongrass
- 3-5 lime leaves
TIP:In order to keep the lemongrass and lime leaves fresh and stay longer, you should keep them in the refrigerator
- A bottle of oyster sauce: In this serving, you will need two ladles of it
- A bottle of chili sauce: In this serving, you will need a ladle of it.
- A bottle of thick soy sauce: In this serving, you will need three ladles of it.
TIP:A picture of the ladle use throughout the cooking process is shown in the picture above. One ladle is equivalent to 40ml

� Other items needed for cooking
- Vegetable oil
- Salt
- Sugar

Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients

� Cut the onion into half. Then, quarter each half

� Add 2 cloves of garlic together with the cut onions into a blender

� Put a little bit of water and blend them thoroughly until they liquefy
TIP:Do not put too much water as this will affect the overall thickness of the gravy. Usually, add water till half of the height of the onions and garlic

� Cut the tomato into half. Then, quarter each half. Leave it aside

� Smash the end of the lemongrass in order to make the juice comes out. Leave it aside

CAUTION:Please be careful with the knife. You do not want any blood to be involved in your dish!

Step 3: Fry the Chicken

� Preheat a clean, medium sized pan at 350 degree fahrenheit

� Add 2 ladles of vegetable oil into the pan

� Before starts frying, sprinkle a little bit of salt onto the chicken

� Add the chicken into the pan
TIP: In order to prevent the hot oil from splashing onto you, you can wrap the chicken in a clean towel first to remove the water at the chicken surface

� Fry the chicken until they become half cooked

� Add the blended onion with garlics into the pan

Step 4: Add the Flavors

� After 3 minutes, add 2 ladles of oyster sauce

� Then, add a ladle of chili sauce
TIP:If you like it to be spicy, you can add 2 ladles of it, or more

� After that, add 2 ladles of ketchup

� Next, add 3 ladles of thick soy sauce

� Add the previously smashed lemongrass into the gravy

� After that, add 3-5 lime leaves into it
TIP:Lime leaves have the ability to reduce body odors. If you like your dish to have stronger lime-smell, you can add more. Believe me, this will taste awesome. However, make sure the amount of leaves you use is proportional to the amount of your gravy because you might not want your gravy to taste bitter
TIPS:This is optional. To have more taste of lime, you can add a small spoon of lime juice into the gravy

Step 5: Mix All the Ingredients Together

� Add the small-cut tomatoes

� Add 200 grams of mixed vegetables

� Sprinkle a little bit of salt

� Add a small spoon of sugar

� Mix all the ingredients together

Step 6: Wait Until Boil

� Normally, the gravy will boil after 5-10 minutes

� Once in a while, stir the gravy to prevent it from sticking too much onto the pan
TIP:Do not always stir because that will cause the small-cut chicken to fall apart

� Finally, have a taste of it. Add more salt or sugar if necessary

� Get an appropriate size plate and you can readily serve it

Now, you have successfully followed all the steps. You can enjoy the taste of “Chicken Paprik” without having to be in Malaysia. To any Malaysians living abroad and craving for this dish, where you cannot get it anywhere, hopefully this recipe will be a great help for you. Also to non-Malaysians, hopefully this recipe will give you an idea on what to cook whenever you feel bored of having the same dishes every day. Good luck in trying and enjoy the taste of it :)

TIP:To enjoy the taste more, you can eat this dish with cooked Jasmine rice. Jasmine rice has such a nice smell and stimulate you appetite more :)