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Chicken Shrimp Curry Laska

Malaysian Curry Laksa with Chicken & Shrimp

This Malaysian curry laska pairs coriander and turmeric combined with citrusy lemongrass and earthy notes of galangal root. Be sure to add the Sambal Oelek to add some spice to your bowl.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Malaysian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 779 kcal


  • 1/2 oz RawSpiceBar curry laska spice blend coriander, turmeric, lemongrass, galangal, cumin, fennel, star anise, cardamom and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 2 inches fresh ginger grated
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 4 shallots sliced
  • 3 chicken thighs diced
  • 3 c water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c green beans halved
  • 1 c cabbage chopped
  • 2 c light coconut milk
  • 2 T Sambal Oelek paste
  • 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 1 package rice noodles cooked according to package
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 limes
  • Sambal Oelek to taste


  • For the paste, combine the laska spices, 1 1/2 t salt, 1/4 c vegetable oil and grated ginger.
  • For the curry, heat 2 T vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and sauté until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the curry paste and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chicken and stir well to coat with the curry paste. Raise heat to medium and sauté until chicken is slightly browned on all sides.
  • Add 3 c water, 1 T sugar and 1 t salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 c coconut milk and 2 T Sambal Oelek paste. Let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • At the end, add the vegetables and shrimp and let simmer until shrimp is cooked through and green beans are tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  • To assemble the bowls, ladle the laska over rice noodles. Garnish with cilantro, lime and extra Sambal Oelek.


Calories: 779kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 29gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 1794mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, coriander, curry, galangal, laksa, lemongrass, shrimp, turmeric
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