Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Galangal Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Lengkuas)

Galangal Fried Chicken Ayam Goreng Lengkuas

1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (or as desired)
1 stalk of Lemongrass (Sereh/Serai)
2 Salaam leaves (Indian Bay Leaves)
4 tablespoons shredded Galangal

Spice Paste (blend)
3 cloves of Garlic
5 Shallots
3 Candlenuts (Kemiri), or substitute with 6 Almonds, pan-broil
2 teaspoon fresh Turmeric
1 teaspoon Tamarind (asam jawa) juice
Salt and sugar to taste

Grind or blend the spice paste, use to marinate the chicken together with shredded galangal.

Then take deep fry pan and use to cook the marinated chicken and add some water, salam leaves and lemongrass until chicken is cooked and sauce is almost dry. Leave to cool.

Fry the chicken and the spices into deep fry pan with lot of oil until crisp and golden brown. When it's done, use the tissue to absorb the oil.

Set aside and serve with the crumb from the spices.

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