Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ayam Masak Lemak(Chicken in Creamy Coconut)

Ayam Masak Lemak is a typical Malay dish that is easy and simple to cook.We can easily find this dish in any Malay food vendor or stall in Malaysia..The most important key ingredients of this dish is coconut milk,turmeric powder and lemongrass..These day we can easily find "ready made" Ayam Masak lemak paste on supermarket shelf .If you are up to challenge you can make this dish from scratch.Actually it's quite simple nothing elaborated. Some Cook like extra hot and spicy for this dish.You can add in blended chili to infused the fiery flavorful in order to bring extra kick to our taste bud.Again it's up to individual tastebud ,some people like it mild and some people like this dish hot and so on...As for me I like spicy plus extra gravy that will bring flavorful creamy pleasant coconut aroma to this dish.There is no hard rule to follow when cooking this dish..

1 whole chicken,about 3-4 lbs,wash and cut to small pieces
1 can coconut milk,400 ml
1 cup milk

1 stalk lemongrass,sliced
1 bulb garlic,peeled
4-5 chili pepper,removed seed or Thai's chili
4-5 tbsp oil
*blend or pound (B) until fine*
2 tbsp brown sugar or regular sugar
2 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp turmeric powder
1:Prepared large deep skillet at medium high heat with some oil.Add in (B) sauteed until fragrant,then add chicken,turmeric powder and coconut milk.
2:Simmer chicken for 30 minutes,if it's too dry add in extra water or milk(1 cup or more).Add in chicken bouillon powder,sugar and salt to taste.Simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until cooked.
3:Check the seasoning before remove from heat and serve warm with rice or noodle.


ann low said...

Me too! I love spicy and extra gravy so I can eat this with bread.

tigerfish said...

I rules to follow! Just follow the heart!

petite nyonya said...

I'll sure add more rice with this dish! I like anything lemak and spicy!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you ladies for your comment,appreciated:)

Shareena said...

I am so going to try this tomorrow! Thanks!

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