Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rendang Ayam Goreng/Fried Chicken Rendang


When I saw this in My Kitchen Snippets,I said "wht ? chicken rendang without coconut milk?"As I know, we cook chicken rendang need lots of ingredients like coconut milk, kerisik(toasted coconut),rempah(spices)......, at the end felt so tiring.So, as promise, I gave it a try.hhmmm...sooo delicious, we do enjoy it even without coconut milk,or kerisik(toasted coconut), rempah(spices)..... You should try this also.If you want it more spicy , can add some bird chillies.Here's the recipe I copied and modefied a bit from My Kitchen Snippets :

2 drumsticks and 3 chicken wings,chopped 
3 stalk lemongrass – smash it
3 kaffir lime leaves
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp kicap manis/sweet soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp tamarind pulp + ½ cup water
Sugar and salt to taste

 Marinate for chicken:

1 tsp turmeric powder(I use 2 11/2inch fresh turmeric,grated)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Ground into paste:

4 green chili – cut in chunks
1” ginger
4 cloves garlic,peeled
10 shallots,peeled

Clean the chicken. Cut into small pieces. Drain dry and marinate it with turmeric powder, salt, pepper and set it aside for half an hour.
Soak the tamarind pulp in water for 15 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind pulp constantly to extract the flavor into the water. Drain the pulp and save the tamarind juice. Set it aside
Heat up some oil in a wok over medium heat and shallow fried chicken until cook and golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain the oil on paper towels.
Remove some of oil from the wok and leave about 3 tbsp of oil. Sauté the ground paste, kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass until lightly brown and fragrant. Add in the tamarind juice, soy sauce, kicap manis(dark sweet soy sauce), salt and sugar. Continue to stir until the sauce boiled.
Add in the chicken, toss and turn until it is well coated with the sauce. Check seasonings. Dish out and serve it with rice.



Jeannie said...

Yours look very delicious too! I will try this soon!

Anncoo said...

Yum..yumm..I must try this..looks very delicious!

Nava.K said...

There's contradicting findings on coconut milk is good or bad for health. Just read on that its not last week by a professor.

I have also done away with coconut milk and must agree that without it,
the taste is still there, just like your tasty looking rendang.

Aarthi said...

i love this dish...very yummy will try soon

Angie's Recipes said...

The chicken looks like loaded with flavours!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

yum yum, so delicious. Me very hungry now.

ICook4Fun said...

Thanks for trying this dish out.

Suparna said...

looks flavorful and well prepared :P thanks for the easy recipe, nice neat click :P

aipi said...

that is a great fusion of flavors :)
US Masala

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hmmm, love the way you prepared it, very delicious. I'm bookmarking your recipe.

Dmarie said...

I've just read that lemongrass makes a lovely, edible ornamental plant to add to a flower garden. will definitely be looking for it at the garden centers, and then it looks like I should come back here to learn what to do with it. Thanks, YummyLC!!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cindy, that sure looks sinfully delicious. Its a sure 3 plates of rice disappearing trick, ha ha.
Can see you have a black belt in cooking.
Have fun and keep a song in your heart.

Zoe said...

I wish that I can have this dish for my dinner...