Cook's Hideout: Malaysian Curry Sauce

September 02, 2015

Malaysian Curry Sauce

Roti Canai is usually served with a creamy curry sauce. The one served in our nearby Penang restaurant is made with chicken, so I've never tasted it myself. While surfing for Malaysian curry sauces, I found this one with potato and like I said before in my previous post, anything with potato is welcome in my house.
Vegetarian Malaysian Potato Curry Sauce
This curry sauce is made with generous quantity of coconut cream. But I subbed it with regular coconut milk and the sauce was still creamy and delicious. It tasted great with roti canai and even with some plain rice. I also added some green peas to add some protein to the dish.
Vegetarian Malaysian Potato Curry Sauce
Recipe adapted from here:
Malaysian Curry Sauce:
Potatoes - 2 medium, peeled and diced
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Green Peas - ½cup 
Garlic - 2 cloves, miced
Star Anise - 1
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Coconut milk - 1cup
Red Chili powder - 1tsp (adjust as per taste)
Curry powder - 1tsp (I used SB curry powder)
Vegetable Stock - 1cup
Salt - to taste

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add onion and cook till translucent. 
  • Add cinnamon stick, star anise, curry powder and chili powder. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add potatoes and cook for 2~3 minutes. Stir in the stock and cook till potatoes are tender. Stir in the coconut milk and green peas; simmer for 3~4 minutes. Serve hot with roti canai.



  1. Very nice side dish, I am sure its creamy and very inviting to dunk in those breads!

  2. stews/ gravies with coconut milk are definitely delicious!!!

  3. Curry sauce looks delicious and beautiful clicks.

  4. Such a flavorful curry.Ialso love anything with potatoes.I see peas in the pictures but not in the ingredients list ?

  5. Even my daughter is just like this. Any thing I make and include potatoes, I can make her eat it. Your curry looks fabulous..

  6. Addition of coconut milk is really great.

  7. The curry looks fantastic all the ingredients going in there .

  8. Curry looks delicious and adding coconut milk gives great flavorful.

  9. love the rich color of the curry

  10. Yum Pavani it's so very delicious.. Bookmarking it

  11. Bookmarked pavani, we too love potatoes and I m always looking for varieties to serve it with. Delicious platter!

  12. cannot go wrong with potatoes.. so delicious!!!


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