Chicken Sathey

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chicken sathey

Preparation Time : 30 minutes + 3 hours marination time

Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Serving : 4 members


My co – sister Farzana has a connection with Malaysia as her grand mother is a Malaysian . Her coming into our family , opened doors to me into Malaysian food . It was from her that I first heard about sathey , nasi kanda , nasi goorin , beegoon , koipoo …… Every time after her visit to her parents place she used to get some Malaysian dish . I would wait for the surpriseing dish always . What ever my kids , hubby and myself like . I make sure to take note of the recipe . That’s how I got the recipe for sathey .

Ingredients for marination of chicken 

chicken1 /2 kg boneless cubes
red curry paste1 tablespoon
brown sugar1 table spoon
cumin powder1/2 tea spoon
coriander powder1 1/2 tea spoon
turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon
saltto taste
lemon grass few chopped
lime leaves1 chopped
thick coconut milk 100 ml
light soya sauce3 table spoon
Red , yellow , green capsicum cubes2 cups
onions2 cubes


  1. Marinate all the above ingredients together for 3 hours or more in a refrigerator.
  2. Skewer the chicken , red , yellow , green capsicum and onion alternatively . Grill till cooked . Serve with peanut sauce .

Ingredients for peanut sauce

roasted peanuts powder100 gm
red curry paste100 gm
lime leaf and lemon grasschopped few
turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon
tamarind paste1 tablespoon
coconut milk2 cups
brown sugar1 teaspoon
saseme oil1 table spoon
onion1 chopped


  1. Mix all the above ingredients together . Set aside .
  2. Heat oil in a pan . Saute onion for a minute , add little water and mixed peanut sauce .
  3. Stir and boil for 5 to 7 minutes . Cool and serve with the grilled sathey chicken .

Ingredients for red curry paste

galangal1 1/2 tablespoon chopped
lemongrass3 tablespoon
coriander roots1 tablespoon
garlic2 tablespoon
red dried chillies10 soaked in water and salt
lime leaf2 teaspoons
small onions1 tablespoon


  1. Blend all the above ingredients to a smooth paste . This is red curry paste .
  2. Use as required and store in the refrigerator and can use when ever necessary .
  3. We do get ready made red curry paste in department stores too .