Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rendang Daun Kunyit/Turmeric Leaves Rendang

I got this Rendang Daun Kunyit/Turmeric Leaves Rendang recipe from a friend , about 10 years ago.This rendang is very easy to cook. Just add everything in a pot and cook.It's also not oily, cause we didn't use oil to stir fry the pounded ingredients.Taste delicious too.
The recipe here was not spicy enough ( cooked according to my youngest daughter taste,she can't take too spicy).You can use dried chillies to replace the fresh chillies for spicyness, or add bird chillies(chilli padi).You can add kaffir lime leaves too.
Here's the recipe:

3 chicken thigh  and drumstick , separate the drumstick and thigh, become 6 pieces.
2 -3 pieces tamarind peel
3 cups coconut milk ( semi thickness) 
2 pieces of turmeric leaves,slice thinly
Salt and sugar to taste
1/2 cup of kerisik

For pounded:
140 gm shallots
60 gm garlic
160 gm chilli, I used fresh chilli
4 candlenuts
4 cm of ginger
2 cm of galangal
6 lemongrass
3 cm turmeric
2 pieces of turmeric leaves ( I omitted this,cause I only had 2

Add pounded ingredients,  turmeric leaves and coconut milk in a pot.
Let it boils, then add in chicken.
Cook until the the chicken cooked and the gravy becomes thick.
Add in tamarind peel.
Add in salt and sugar to taste.
Lastly add in kerisik.

How to make kerisik:
Stir fry 1 cup of coconut in a wok until golden brown and fragrant.Pound or grind the fried coconut.


Jeannie said...

Must be delicious with so many ingredients!

Nava.K said...

like this rendang, delicious with nasi lemak although I will tambah more dried chillies inside since we at home are very high on spicy food.

Juliana said...

This chicken dish sounds delicious...I love all the spices and the lemongrass.
Hope you are having a fantastic week Cindy :-)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful flavourful dish

Aarthi said...

That looks yummy and perfect..I love this….Should give it a try soon…Thank you so much for the recipe...

Cheah said...

This is one of my favourite dish. Love the daun kunyit.

Dmarie said...

I'm getting to where I love turmeric, so I bet I'd love this, but I never heard of galangal. ps: making your marmite pork today...finally getting around to it. thx, YLC!

yummylittlecooks said...

Thank you for trying the marmite pork, and glad that you like it.

yummylittlecooks said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comment :)

Rendang Connection said...

Nice blog!

Rendang is one of the most popular dishes from Padang, West Sumatra. Padang is known by their delicious meals made from coconut milk. You can make it spicy or mild, depend how you like it. :)