Wednesday, November 9, 2011

RENDANG AYAM


This chicken rendang is slow cooked in spicy coconut milk until the chicken is tender and almost dry.

It is popular during festive occasions or wedding in South East Asian countries.  To avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan, stir constantly and make use of your  non stick utensil if you have. Adjust the dry chili used according to your tolerance, normally this is quite spicy with a hint of sweetness.

Best eaten with rice cake (lontong), flavored rice or flat bread. In fact this chicken rendang compliments well with  the pumpkin pulao.

CHICKEN RENDANG
Serves   4-5

1.2 kg - 1.6 kg  whole chicken cut into 12  fat removed and cleaned
2 pieces turmeric leaf
2 pieces fragrant lime leaf
3 C  coconut milk
salt and sugar to taste
3 TB cooking oil


GRIND INTO PASTE
20 shallot
3 cloves garlic
1 in ginger
1 in galangal
3 stalk lemongrass cut into small
25 dry chili (soak in hot water to soften)
2 TB roasted grated coconut



DIRECTION

Dry roast the grated coconut until light brown.  Set aside to cool.

Heat oil in the non stick deep frying pan, add in spice paste and fry until fragrant.

Add in chicken pieces, stir until well coated with spices about 5 minutes.

Now add the  coconut milk, turmeric leaf, and  lime leaves.  Bring to the boil and continue to cook uncovered till chicken is tender, then reduce the heat and cook till quite dry, stirring constantly to prevent burning.

Add  salt and sugar,  remove from heat.  Serve with rice cake, flat bread or flavored rice.



29 comments:

Suja said...

Creamy and tangy curry,yummy..thanks for sharing.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely and delicious looking chicken preparation. Great snaps.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Omg, fingerlicking chicken dish, super inviting and makes me hungry.

julie said...

Delicious n yummy thick gravy..lovely!!

Mrs K said...

You have done it again-Love this spicy chicken preparation,and will have to google turmeric leaf,as I do plan on making this south eastern speciality:)!!!

Santosh Bangar said...

glazy chicken super

Sobha Shyam said...

new to me, looks very creamy and yummy..

Uma said...

It is inviting and looks creamy and spicy. I am not aware of many chicken/ no-veg recipes but would like to try many with thirst. Thanks for sharing.

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aipi said...

Love the color f that gravy ~ an exquisite recipe!
USMasala

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Mouthwatering recipe and super Delicious clicks.Very inviting.Luv it.

Priti said...

Looks so yum ...home made ones are always better

zareena.b said...

Bookmarked this. I am going to try this out.

Priya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here..inviting chicken.

Joanne said...

That sauce looks incredibly delicious. The flavor is almost jumping off the screen!

Michelle said...

Looks delicious. Stopping by from the Thursday (almost Friday) blog hop.

KristaM said...

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http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

Mom Fashion World said...

Visitin your blog makes me hungry!
But I like it though... I can follow your recipes and
will try to cook at home.

Rosita Vargas said...

Delicioso plato muy tentador luce cremoso y aromático, el curry y ají una delicia al paladar,abrazos grandes hugs,hugs.

Jodi said...

This looks really yummy.

hoppin over from Katherines corner blog hop :)

Grace InAZ said...

Looks delicious! I can't eat spicy food, but would love to taste a wee bit of this!
I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

Amy said...

Looks yummy, I am your new follower from
Food Corner
Found you from a blog hop....

vineetha said...

The name is familiar to me, i guess I saw a chef making this on TV...good one.

Babli said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks delicious, spicy and tempting.

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Anonymous said...

sodap ehh... esei hondak lah..

Hanisa said...

ada yang versi bahasa melayu tak?

Hanisa said...

ada yang versi bahasa Malaysia tak?