Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ayam Masak Merah

Here is a red hot recipe which uses fresh chillies and tomatoes . A perfect dish for maintaining a healthy heart and cholesterol level.


600 gm chicken (a medium sized ayam kampung)
for marinade
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

to be grounded/blended
5 pips garlic
2 large onions
10 red chillies
1 cm ginger
2 red tomatoes
1 cup water

Cooking medium
palm oil for deep fat frying
1 cup water
4 tbs virgin coconut oil

Seasoning
1 stalk lemon grass
1 tbs tomato sauce
1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
1 tbs honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Garnishing suggestions
cashew nuts, coriander leaves, raw onion rings,

Steps :
Preparing the chicken and grounded ingredients
1. Clean the chicken and marinade with the seasalt, tumeric powder and coriander powder
2. Put garlic, onions and ginger into blender. Add water to required level. Blend till smooth
3. Strain out the blended ingredients into a bowl
4. Use the strained liquid and put back into the blender with the chillies. Add water if necessary Blend till smooth.
5. Strain out the blended chillies into another bowl
6. Use the strained liquid and put back into the blender with the tomatoes. Blend till smooth.

Ready to cook
7. Deep fry the chicken till golden brown. Take out and put aside.
8. Put 4 tbsp virgin coconut oil into a wok. Fry in half the gounded onions and garlic till fragrant.
9. Add into the fry chilli paste and crushed lemon grass. Fry till the chilli untul it gives a tingling effect to the nose. (somebody is sure to start sneezing) or when it blends well with the oil. Control the heat so that the chillies do not burn. Add in water if the paste becomes too dry.
10. Add in the the rest of the onion & garlic paste, the tomato paste. Simmer for about a minute. Add water if its too dry.
11. Add in the cinnamon powder, honey, tomato sauce and sea salt (to taste) and the fried chicken and simmer for about 3 minutes.
12. Put the cooked ingredients into a serving dish and garnish it with the suggested garnishing listing above.

Serves 3 to 4 to be eaten with cooked brown rice.

1 comment:

gerektua said...

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