Monday, March 18, 2013

Ayam Masak Merah / Malay Red Cooked Chicken




Ayam masak merah  a delicious dish from Johore. The spicyness of this ayam masak merah just nice/right, even my youngest daughter, who can't take spicy dish also  love it !
Prepared this dish 2 weeks ago, but  now only I post it up....haiz....lazy lazy bugs please go away!!!
The recipe from Wendy .

Ingredients:
4 whole chicken leg
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Dash of pepper

3 shallot
2 cloves garlic
1 cm ginger
2red chillies

2 inches cinnamon
3 cloves( bunga cengkih)
3 cardamoms ( buah pelaga )
1 red onion, sliced

1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup canned green peas

Method :
Marinate chicken with salt. turmeric powder and pepper at least 30 minutes.
Mill shallots, ginger, garlic and chilli.
Heat up wok and put in 1/2cup of oil.
Pan fry chicken pieces until the skin turns golden. Dish up.It's ok if the chicken is not cooked thoroughly and oozes some blood.
Pour away some oil, leaving behind about 2-3 tbsp of oil.
Saute the milled ingredients on medium heat until it looks glossy, put in dry spices and sliced onion.
Continue to saute until the onion looks translucent and wilts.
Put in the rest ingredients , except peas.
Return chicken into the wok and cook until the gravy reduces to prefered amount.
Put in peas and let it cook for a while.
Dish up and serve.


I'm submitting this dish to Malaysian Food Fest Johor Month hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food.


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4 comments:

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com said...

Sedap sangat!

Mel said...

Ayam Masam Merah is one of my favourite! I cooked this once but I used tomato soup instead of ketchup.

Phong Hong said...

Delicious! Everyone should taste this dish :)

Janine said...

This looks delicious! Although I don't have little ones, I know that some of my friends would love a less spicy version of this!