Monday, April 6, 2015

Turmeric Chicken ~ 黄 姜 鸡


I used both fresh Turmeric aka 'kunyit' and Galangal aka 'lengkuas' in this Turmeric Chicken recipe and together with crushed lemon grass and a sprinkling of kaffir leaves, this chicken dish was extremely delicious and fragrant.  It was indeed a good accompaniment with white rice, roti pratha or even plain bread.  Above all, this chick dish was very easy to whip up without much fuss.








Recipe for Turmeric Chicken  ~    


    Ingredients

    • 2 chicken legs, cut into two
    • 10 shallots
    • 10 gm fresh turmeric
    • 3 to 4 cm galangal
    • 3 stalks lemon grass, crushed
    • 1 fresh chilli
    • 5 pieces fresh kaffir leaves
    • Salt and sugar to taste
    Method
    1. Blend or pound the shallots, turmeric, galangal and lemon grass.  Add in some salt, sugar, mix well.
    2. Marinate the chicken pieces with the above pounded ingredients, preferably overnight.
    3. In a pan, place the marinated chicken pieces, add in about 1/2 cup water, bring to the boil, lower heat to simmer.  Cover and cook the chicken till tender and almost dry.
    4. Fine tune to taste.
    5. Add in the kaffir leaves, mix in well.
    6. Toss in the sliced chillies, dish out and serve.




    I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up, organised by  Bake for Happy Kids, 
    My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by  Diana of  Domestic Goddess Wannabe and the theme for April is 'chicken'.




16 comments:

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  1. Cheah, Sounds really easy to cook this chicken dish. Looks delicious too!

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  2. Love turmeric! I wish I could get fresh one over here. The chicken must be very very tasty and flavoursome, Cheah.

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    1. Yes, it tastes much better with fresh turmeric. Perhaps you can make do with dry turmeric if fresh ones are not available.

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  3. This is definitely a very aromatic curry. Healthy too.

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  4. Must be very flavorful! Makes me so hungry! :D

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    1. Ha, ha, perhaps you can give this recipe a try!

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  5. Hi Cheah,
    Slurp ! yummy! Agree this curry of yours a good accompaniment with bread too ... I love dipping bread into curry gravy !

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    1. Yes, less dishes to prepare for a meal :)

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  6. This dish looks very exotic! I would like to find out where I could get some of the ingredients you listed above...love to challenge this recipe!

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    1. Perhaps you can get the ingredients from the Asian grocers in your area.

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  7. Cheah, yoru turmeric chicken looks so good! All those ingredients are so aromatic and I would imagine that this dish stirs up the appetite and everyone will be digging in with gusto!

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  8. This would easily be a favourite in my home! ❤ ❤ ^.^

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  9. Yummy Yummy Yummy!!! Love colour and lovely flavours too!!

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