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Thailand- Gaid Pad Johd (Chicken with Baby Corn)

This is an old recipe that I have in my recipe book, back when I think I still didn't know what baby corn really was. Having said that, the recipe got altered again, when I made it, subject to the ingredients I had at home. I want to apologize in advance to any Thai people that may be reading this, I really did not mean to bastardize the food :)  To add to it, this dish goes fantastically well with ghee rice  (the sort that has raisins)

Grocery List

250 g boneless chicken cut to bite size pieces
5 baby corn
Spring onions for garnish
3 tbsp refined cooking oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon rind
1 tsp corn flour to be mixed with water

To be ground to a paste: 

6 dried red chillies, soaked in warm water and de seeded
3 chopped shallots or 1/2 medium red onion
3 stalks lemon grass
3 kaffir lime leaves
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp sugar

To Prepare:

  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil  and add baby corn to be fried till brown
  • Add ground paste and fry till oil separates
  • Add chicken and water
  • Cover and cook for about 10 mins, adding more water
  • When the dish reaches desired consistency- more like a dry chicken, add corn flour/water mixture 
  • Turn off stove at first bubble


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