Monday, June 6, 2016

Ayam Goreng Berempah Revisited( Malay Style Fried Spiced Chicken )

Last Friday was my turn to bring food for cg meeting.  Knowing me, I rather cook then to buy ready cooked food from the shop.  I planned my menu few days before Friday came and I was glad that every dish turned out well.  I have Fried Rice Noodles Vegetarian Style and Ayam Goreng Berempah ( Malay Fried Spiced Chicken )  and  Pressured Cooked Red Beans Sweet Soup on my list.  I prepared the cuttings and marinating a day before thus making it possible for me to handle the cooking on the Friday afternoon itself. Will share the Fried Rice Noodles Vegetarian Style in my next post.

This Malay style Fried Spiced Chicken is a keeper and will cook this again in future potlucks.  So very Malaysian and all the herbs and spices are easily available in the supermart.  I bought drumsticks instead of whole chicken so that the cooking time will be easier to handle....and anyway drumstick meat is more tender and smooth.

All the Cell Group members loved this fried chicken.  The fried spiced crumbs add crispness to the drumsticks . I give this fried chicken a 10/10  :) Try the recipe to believe me.  I took the recipe from Sonia . Thank you Sonia for the recipe.  We all love it !

I added fresh turmeric for the fresh look and aroma

the curry leaves are from my little is good to have
these herbs planted in your garden

after deep frying it, drain off excess oil on kitchen paper towel


do you notice the mat base I made from pandan leaves from my garden
the hot fried drumsticks sitting on the pandan mat
gives out a mild fragrant :) 

Ayam Goreng Berempah ( Malay Freid Spied Chicken ) taken from Nasi Lemak Lover

15 pieces of drumsticks - wash, drain dry

1 tsp serbuk jintan putih ( cummin powder )
1 tsp serbuk jintan manis (fennel powder )
1 tsp serbuk ketumbar ( coriander powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder * I used fresh turmeric instead
1 tbsp curry powder ( meat type )
1 tbsp cornflour * I used potato flour + cornflour
1.5 tsp salt

Blend into a paste
4 garlic cloves
6 shallots
1/2 inch galanggal (blue ginger)
1/2 inch ginger
4 stalks of lemongrass
3 tbsp water

1.  Marinate chicken pieces with all ingredients for several hours or overnight in the fridge

2.  Heat oil in wok ( sufficient to deep fry the chicken drumsticks at one go) over medium to low heat, put marinated chicken drumsticks into hot oil pieces by pieces. Deep fry till golden brown and cooked (15 mins )

3. Once done remove the chicken pieces and fried spiced crumbs using a strainer and keep aside to drain off excess oil.

4.  Serve hot.



  1. Love that marinade! Those fried spiced chicken legs look lipsmackingly delicious, Elin.

    1. Angie... it is and I hope you can find the ingredients to try out the recipe.. it is very Malaysian :)

  2. I love the crispy coating on your fried chicken Elin. And what a brilliant idea to plate your chicken on the woven pandan mat! The pandan leaves will definitely released the beautiful aroma.... Yum!

    1. Veron,the pandan leaves not only give us fragrance but also great for plating fried chicken :p esp when you have guests to dinner :)


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