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Massaman Gai.

Chicken and Potato Curry (Serves 2)

Ingredients

Three or four tamarinds
450g Potatoes
2 chicken legs
Palm sugar
Masoman chili paste
Small red onions
40g of peanuts (unsalted)
Coconut milk
Half a chicken stock cube
Pinch of salt

How many chicken legs will be required to make this recipe for three people?

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Five people are to be served. How many grams of peanuts will be required?

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How many grams of potatoes will be required to make this recipe for five people?

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How many chicken stock cubes will be required to make this recipe for eight people?

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What is the minimum number of tamarinds needed if this recipe is to be made to serve ten people?

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Squeeze the tamarinds in half a cup of warm water to make a flavoured juice.

Skin the chicken then cut pieces in half

Peel potatoes then cut into small pieces

Put two tablespoon of chili paste into a saucepan and stir in a quarter of a cup of the coconut milk. Stir over a low heat so that the paste begins to for a couple of minutes.

Add two more cups of coconut milk. Leave over a medium heat until it nearly comes to the boil then add the chicken pieces.

Add the potatoes then cover the saucepan as it simmers for several minutes until the chicken is tender. Stir occasionally adding more coconut milk to taste.

6:55 After 20 minutes add the crushed chicken stock half cube, 2 tablespoon of palm sugar, 2½ tablespoon of tamarind juice and peanuts and stir well while still over a medium heat.

After 5 minutes add the onions (cut in half) and a pinch of salt.

Alow to simmer for another 5 minutes then serve with rice

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Level 1 - Cow Pad Gung (Fried Rice with Shrimp) Increase quantities by integer multiplication

Level 2 - Massaman Gai (Chicken and Potato Curry) Increase quantities by multiplication

Level 3 - Gai Gorae (Spicy Grilled Chicken) Decrease quantities

Level 4 - Gwittyo Tom Yam Gung (Spicy Lemon Shrimp Soup with Noodles) Mixed questions

Level 5 - Tom Yam Gung (Spicy Lemon Shrimp Soup) Hardfer mixed questions

Level 6 - Geng Jute Jang Ngok (Glass Noodle Soup With Pork) Puzzling questions

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