Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chicken (Ayam) Rendang


Tiring-tiring past three days, the least I expected, that's when I was robbed. Thank god I was not harmed (knife on my neck) but the trauma still lingers on at the back of my mind until I can't sleep as well as abruptly waking up in cold sweat. Hopefully, keeping my fingers crossed, I can  slowly let go of the phobia to get back to my daily life. So much on the bad experience, okay, let us now look at how to make Chicken/Ayam Rendang (Malaysian Spicy Fried Chicken WingsAyam Goreng Berempah). 


One of the best among the rest of our Malaysian (Yong Tau Foo) typical authentic dishes (Gado GadoAssam Laksa, Prawn Coconut Milk Gravy, Sotong/Squid Sambal & Potato Lemongrass Sambal), which is akin a must for festive seasons, in fact for also our daily meals (Nasi Lemak Prawn Sambal, Bean Sprouts Salted Fish & Nasi Dagang). Recipe picked up from a few Malay friends and then thought about before making with fresh chicken (Rosemary Baked Chicken, Yellow Chicken Curry, & Chicken Vegetable Soup), our sensational local herbs (Pandan Poached Pear & Sour Fish Soup), coconut milk and kerisik (fresh coconut, pan fried and pounded) which is easily available in packets at supermarkets these days. Sensational Malaysian Chicken Rendang. Indeed please!

Ingredients
1 whole chicken (about 600g) - cut into medium size pieces
2 daun kunyit (turmeric leaves) - shredded 
1cup thick coconut milk
2 small pieces asam jawa/dried tamarind
2 1/2 tbsp kerisik (coconut paste)
Salt to taste

Rempah/Spices  
1 inch ginger
6 garlic
6 shallots
1 lemongrass/serai
1 inch galangal/lengkuas
1/2 inch fresh turmeric/kunyit hidup
10-15 dried red chilies (or as preferred)
** Add some water and blend/ground to a thick smooth paste

Method:
Add chicken, spice paste, coconut milk, dried tamarind and salt into a large wok.
Simmer and stir as and when needed.
Continue to simmer until gravy evaporates and chicken is cook.
Add kerisik/coconut paste and turmeric leaves.
Stir a couple of times and remove from heat.
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6 comments:

  1. very delicious...i like chicken rendang..

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  2. Awhhh ms.nava!! your ayam rendang look's so yummy!! i'm a fan of ayam rendang, your recipe here make my saliva drooling out :D

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  3. This is a perfect carbo loading dish! Lovely with rice..and bread!

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  4. So lovely to read the recipe and look at your photos! Glad you guided me here!:) Thank you!

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  5. Love this chicken rendang so much...

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