Kare Ayam

Kare ayam recipes

1 whole free range chicken, cut into 8 pieces
2 cm galangal, smashed
2 bay leaves
250 ml cocounut cream (450 ml light coconut milk)
2 tbsp chicken stock powder
1/2 tsp white sugar

5 Asian shallots or 1/2 small red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander ground
1/2 tsp turmeric ground
1 tsp salt

- Boil chickens until are just tender, discard the excess fat
- Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in small fry-pan, stir fry paste until fragrant
- Add paste, galangal and bay leaves into the soup
- Add chicken stock and salt, adjust the taste
- Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Remove from heat

- Cabbage, thinly slice
- Bean sprouts, soak in hot water about 30 seconds, drained
- Emping crackers
- Spring onion, thinly chopped
- Celery leaves, thinly chopped

Chili Sauce :
5 red chillies and 1/2 big tomato, cook in boiling water for 1 minute
using food blender, process until smooth (mortar and pestle will do the best)
add a little bit hot water, 1/2 tsp vinegar and 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap manis)
stir well, ready to serve.

Serving Suggestion:
- Put veggies into serving bowl
- Sprinkle with spring onion and celery
- Spoon chicken and soup into the bowl
- Serve with emping crackers and chili sauce

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Besengek Ayam

Besengek of Chicken

1 broiler or fryer
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp vegetables oil or margarine
2 clove garlic, chopped finely
2 red chilies, crushed
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of ground cumin
1 tsp ground laos
2 candlenuts, grated
1/2 tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp coconut, desiccated or freshly grated
2 cup coconut milk from 1 coconut
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp tamarind juice

1. Cut chicken into serving portions. Wash thoroughly. Rub thoroughly with salt and fry in oil until light golden brown.
2. Add onion and garlic to chicken and fry until onion turns medium brown.
3. Now add chili, coriander, cumin and laos and fry again for about 1 minute. Add candlenuts to mixture and stir well. Add shrimp paste and grated coconut. Fry an additional minute. Then add coconut milk and brown sugar. Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Finally add in tamarind juice. Serve.
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Ikan Asam Padeh

Fish in Sour Sauce

1 1/2 pounds Fish Fillet
2 Shallots
Ginger 1 piece
2 Thai Chiles
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Tamarind
2 tsp Soy Sauce (Dark)
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Pepper, black to taste

1. Remove all skin from fish fillets, ensure that no bones remain and cut into serving-size pieces.
2. Chop very finely the shallots, ginger, garlic and chiles, and pound these together with the turmeric powder, tamarind and soy sauce (or use a food processor).
3. Heat the oil in a shallow pan and stir-fry the spice-paste for four to five minutes, then add the fish, cover with approximately one cup of cold water and bring to a boil.
4. Lower heat, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook over a very low heat until the fish is done.
5. Serve with fresh vegetables and rice.
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Ayam Panggang Bumbu Kuning

Yellow Spice Grilled Chicken

1 whole chicken, cut up into 2-4 pieces
500 cc thick coconut milk
1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
3 kaffir lime leaves
2 cloves
2 cardamom, bruised
1 Tbs. tamarind juice
3 Tbs. vegetable oil

Spice Paste Ingredients:
3 cloves garlic
8 small shallots
5 candlenuts, dryly fried
3 tsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. aniseeds
½ tsp. cumin seeds
½ tsp. nutmeg
¼ Tbs. galangal
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 Tbs. salt

- Stir fry the spice paste over medium heat with 3 Tbs. vegetable oil for a minute or two and then add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cloves and cardamom until fragrant.
- Add the chicken pieces and stir well until the chicken is half done.
- Pour in the coconut milk and tamarind juice.
- Cook it until the chicken is almost done and the sauce is thickened, remove.
- On a barbeque grill or in an oven over moderate heat, grill the chicken until done while brushing it with the spices.
- Ready to serve.
- Makes 3-4 servings.
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Pindang Bandeng

Brasied Milk Fish with Sweet Soy Sauce

3 sliced Shallots
3 slices Garlic cloves
2 tsp. (10g) Tamarind (soaked in 1/4 cup hot water)
2 cups (500g) Water
1 bruised Lemon grass
2 tbsp. (30g) Oil
salt (as needed)
1/4 cup (62ml) Sweet soy sauce
1 Salam leaf
3 Holland red peppers (cut into 1/4" rings)
10 birdseye chilis
1/2 inch Galangal
3 lbs. Milk fish (or 2 whole)

1. Cut each fish into 2 crosswise.
2. Rub each piece with salt and some tamarind juice and let them marinate for 15 minutes.
3. Heat in a wide saucepot, add oil. Saute shallots and garlic until shallots are softened.
4. Add birdseye chilis, Holland red peppers, lemon grass, salam leaf, and galangal.
5. Stir for a minute then add water, sweet soy sauce, tamarind juice, and milk fish pieces.
6. Simmer until fish pieces are cooked and tender.
7. Serve hot with rice.
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Martabak Telor

Deep Fried Beef Rolls

450g plain flour
175cc water
1/2 tsp salt
120cc oil
4 cloves garlic
750g minced beef
2 shallots
1 onion
2 tbs chopped chinese celery leaves
1 tbs curry powder
4 eggs
1 leek, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1. Mix all the dough ingredients and knead them into an oily elastic dough.
2. Cover in a plastic wrap and leave in room temperature for 2 hours.
3. Divide the dough into four and roll each piece into a ball. Roll them out with lightly oiled rolling pin to make a large thin circle.
4. Heat the oil, fry garlic and shallot until fragrant, add minced beef and saute over high heat until the meat browns..
5. Add onion, celery leaf and curry powder stirring until well mixed.
6. Put aside to cool it.
7. Add 3 eggs, leek and pepper to 3 and mixed thoroughly.
8. Heat 2 tbs oil, spread one rolled dough, put 1/4 of filling on the center of the dough circle and, fold in the sides and ends to comletely enclose the filling.
9. Fry until browns, flip and fry the other side.
10. Cut into pieces and serve.
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