Nyonya Curry Kapitan Paste 娘惹咖喱酱

I tried this dish made by a friend's mother and it has the nyonya flavours in it. So I went looking for the recipe. So here is the recipe after looking at a few and modifying it to my taste.


  1. 1 1/2 inch Galangal
  2. 200-250g Fresh red chili (seeded and sliced)
  3. 5 Shallots (sliced)
  4. 1 inch Ginger
  5. 6 Candlenuts (soaked in warm water)
  6. 1/2 inch Fresh turmeric
  7. 1/4 tsp Belacan (fermented shrimp paste)


  1. Blend all the spice ingredients till fine.
  2. Heat up cooking oil in a pan or wok.
  3. Add in the blended spices and stir fry till fragrant, a thin layer of oil should form at the top.