Khmer Red Chicken Curry

October 21, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Khmer Red Chicken Curry

Special Khmer Red Chicken Curry is one of the most delicious Asian recipes. People in Cambodia like cooking this food in big events only.

As it name, this food looks totally red. However, Khmer red curry is as not as spicy as in Thailand, so it is much easier to enjoy.

Khmer red curry is kind of coconut-milk-based, made from beef, chicken or fish, eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, lemon grass and kroeung. To fulfill the food, Cambodians often serve Khmer red curry with bread. Bread is soft and sweet while curry is salty and spicy, which is such a perfect combination. This delicious food is traditionally served at special occasions in Cambodia such as weddings, family gathering and religious holiday such as Pchum Ben or Ancestor’s Day to show honor to their ancestors.

Chicken Curry made with red curry paste, coconut milk and cooked in one pan. This chicken curry recipe is fast, easy to make, tasty and great as family dinner!


2 chicken (1800 gram) Maryland cut into chunky pieces with bones
3 teaspoon of vegetable oil
2 teaspoon of red kreoung paste (curry paste)
1 teaspoon of shrimp paste
3 teaspoon of fish sauce
2 teaspoon of palm sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of coconut milk/cream
3 cups of water
2 brown onions cut into quarters
4 snake beans cut into 2 inch pieces
1 small aubergine cut lengthwise into 2 inch pieces
1 sweet potato
1 white potato

Directions to make Special Cambodia Red Chicken Curry

  1. In a large heated pot, add oil and kroeung paste. Stir for 1 min on medium temperature.
  2. Add Cambodia village chicken and half the coconut. Cook for 2 mins.
  3. Add potatoes, beans, aubergine and onion. Stir well.
  4. Add water, remaining coconut and season with fish sauce, salt and sugar. Stir to combine and let it simmer for 20 mins on low temperature.


Serve hot with rice vermicelli noodles or sliced french style baguette. Enjoy chicken curry with me

Please Enjoy


Related Recipe: Easy Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6

Calories Per Serving: 690

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏29g 11%
Cholesterol ‏231mg 77%
Total Fat ‏22g 28%
Saturated Fat ‏12g 60%
Dietary Fiber ‏7g 25%
Protein ‏92g 184%
Sodium ‏1057mg 46%
Sugars ‏8g 16%


45 min


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