Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ayam Goreng Berempah / Spiced Deep Fried Chicken

I was browsing through all my old food magazine and I saw this recipe from an old issue of Famous Cuisine. It was something I dreamt of most of the time after having eaten it at Mamayu. I just do not know what to do with the chicken meat in the freezer and I told WB I will cook this for him.  At first he was not too keen coz he has to do the pounding and washing of the mortar and pestle which is heavy :p  and knowing I can't help him much except to direct him what to add into the mortar and pestle LOL!  So ,very reluctantly, he pounded all the marinade ingredients for me hahaha...and guessed what after tucking in this crispy and flavorful chicken pieces, he asked to make more this coming  weekend !!! That is why a person must never say no when he or she has not tried it out :p   It is finger licking good...just don't think of the calories...one can sweat it out after consumption :)

it is aromatic and crispy....just love the crispy marinade that drops off

Ayam Goreng Berempah/Spiced Deep Fried Chicken - adapted from Famous Cuisine with some changes

500g chicken meat
2.5  tbsp chicken curry powder
1 tbsp sea salt
2 stalk curry leaf ( leaves only)

100 g shallots
4 cloves of garlic
120 g fresh ginger
2 cm fresh galangal
3 stems lemon grass
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin

3 tbsp cooking oil

1. Place entire marinade ingredients into a mortar and pestle and pound it into smooth paste, dish out and leave aside.

2. Cut chicken into convenient pieces, season with the pounded marinade, curry powder, and curry leaves, mix well and marinate for 2-3 hours. *  I leave it overnight in fridge.

3.Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces into hot oil over high heat until golden in color, remove from heat and drain well. Serve it at once.


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  1. enjoy this fried chicken with nasi lemak, sure sedap sangat, hehehe..

    1. Sonia...yea...sedap with nasi lemak :) but it is good with plain white rice too :)

  2. I agree with Sonia!!! These fried chicken is super yummy with nasi lemak :D

    1. Zoe...hahaha yea the next time I make this..I will make nasi lemak to go with it as suggested by Sonia and you :)

  3. this shows how delicious these ayam goreng are, that wb doesnt mind to do all the pounding again!

    1. Lena...hahaha yea, I better enjoy his assistance while it last ! heehee


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