Come Dine With Me Australia

Mel’s main course recipe from week 3 of Come Dine With Me Australia.


  • 1 full chicken skinned and cut into pieces

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • Ginger (small thumb worth)

  • ½ stick Lemon Grass

  • 2 tbspns Curry Powder

  • 6 Boiled Eggs halved

  • Boiled Potatoes halved (as many as desired)

  • 1 can Coconut Milk

  • 1 large Onion

  • Rice for 5 people

  • Fried tempeh

  • 1 packet Tempeh

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic

  • Peanuts as desired

  • 2 tbspns Ketjap Manis

  • Mixed Dry Herbs as desired

  • Canola oil


  • 1.

    Marinate chicken with garlic, lemon grass & ginger & a bit of curry powder for at least 2 hours

  • 2.

    Once marinated put in oven for 40 – 45 minutes at 180°C

  • 3.

    In the meantime cook the curry sauce by frying off onion, garlic, ginger & lemon grass

  • 4.

    Add curry powder & cook for a little bit then add coconut milk

  • 5.

    Add boiled eggs and potatoes – make sure they are covered in sauce

  • 6.

    Add the chicken when ready and simmer

  • 7.

    Serve with Jasmine rice

  • Fried tempeh:

  • 1.

    Fry the tempeh in batches in canola oil, removing all the oil once done

  • 2.

    Fry off some garlic then add the tempeh, mixed herbs and ketjap mains

  • 3.

    Sprinkle with dried mixed herbs and add to the chicken curry

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