Lola’s Kitchen: Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe

Posted November 27, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 8 Comments

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The dutch name for this dish is “Kip Kerrie”, my mom frequently cooked it for us when we were little. You can even buy packages here in the supermarket to make it. I wanted to make it from scratch, so I searched for a recipe on the internet on which I loosely based my own recipe. Translating the name of the dish was the hardest part, literally it get’s translated as Chicken Curry, but that has a totally different feel than the dutch word for some reason. So I thought a lose translation would work better and my boyfriend and I eventually came up with the name Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry. It’s a rich curry with lots of different ingredients, but still relatively simple to prepare. The curry is yellow and has two different types of fruit, peas, raisins, chicken and veggies. It’s really good and nostalgic for me.
This recipe is loosely based on Uit Pauline’s Keuken her Kip Kerrie met Ananas Recipe.
Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry close up


Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry Ingredients

  • Red Bell Pepper – 2
  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Green peas – 1 cup
  • Raisins – 1 cup
  • Apple – 1
  • Pineapple – Half a can or 5 slices
  • Water – 1 liter/ 4 cups
  • Bouillon Cubes – 2
  • Chicken or veggie meat substitution – 1 piece or package or about 150 gram
  • Curry Powder – 3 tablespoons
  • Onion Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek – 1 teaspoon
  • Chicken Spices – 2 heaped teaspoons
  • Cornstarch – 3 tablespoons or more if necessary

This recipe feeds about 3-4 people. Can be served with naan, pita or rice.


  1. If you are adding chicken to the dish start by slicing and dicing the chicken in small squares. Put the chicken in a small bowl with about 1 tablespoon oil and the chicken spice mix. You can also add some cayenne pepper. I often bake the chicken separately and prefer to spice it a bit, it tastes almost the same as when you add it to the sauce form the start. If you add it to the sauce you can either cook it beforehand or add it during the third or fourth step.
  2. First start by slicing and dicing the onion, garlic and red bell pepper.
  3. Heat some oil in a wok and bake the garlic, onion and fenugreek until the onion is translucent. Then add the red bell pepper. Add the water, bouillon cubes, curry powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime slice and dice the apple and the pineapple. Once the sauce has cooked enough add the apple, pineapple, raisins and peas. If serving with rice start cooking the rice now. In a small pan heat some oil and start baking the chicken now.
  5. Cook for another 10 minutes while the rice cooks and the chicken bakes. Add some cornstarch mixed with water to the sauce to thicken the sauce.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and serve the curry with chicken and rice.


Marinating chicken

Baking onion and garlic

Baking the onion and red bell pepper


Boiling curry

Apple and Pineapple

Add the raisins, peas and fruit

Baking the Chicken

Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry

Variation Tips

  • Chicken in the curry. Instead of baking the chicken separately add it when you also add the red bell pepper in step 2 and bake and cook it with the rest of the sauce. You can also boil it beforehand and then add at step 4.
  • vary with veggies. Feel free to remove any veggies you don’t like and add those you do like.

Is there a type of curry that’s most popular in your country or where you live? What’s your favourite type of curry?

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8 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry Recipe

    • I am so glad to hear that :). I think curries are great as they have lots of flavour due to all the spices. The combination of fruits and veggies in this one is something I like and it’s a nostalgic dish for me as we often ate this at home when I was a kid.
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    • Nope none of the curries I make are spicy as I can’t stand spicy food myself, so the standard recipe will always be mild on the spicyness scale and those who like their food hot, can always add more chili or such to make it hotter. I hope you give a curry a try once, I am a big fan of curries as you can make them in one pan and they are very flavourfull.

    • This yellow curry is very common here and it’s really nostalgic for me, so I am happy I was able to find a recipe for it. My mom usually made it with a package, but it’s pretty easy to make from scratch.

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