Relieved!! After hours of cooking, and my back was hurt, I'm happy because the results were very satisfying. I guess nothing can beat Indonesian food.
Like the title, today we cooked "Ayam goreng bumbu kuning". I also cooked "Sayur Asam". Together, they are really really good combination. Let me tell you how I do it.
Ayam Goreng Bumbu Kuning
Preparation: 60 minutes
Cooking: 75 minutes.
- 1 whole chicken, cut it to 8 pieces (breasts, wings, and thigh).
- 2 stick of lemon grass
- 3 bay leaves (Salam leaves)
- 25 gram of coconut milk powder or 100 gram of thick coconut milk
- 3 lime leaves
- 1 liter of water
- 3 cm of ginger
- 6 clove of shallots
- 6 clove of garlic
- 3 candle nuts
- 2 cm of ginger
- 4 cm of yellow ginger/turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of Corriander
- 2 cm of galangal
First, grind the crushed ingredients into a paste. After finished, heat the wok with 2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Stir fry the crushed ingredients for about 2 minutes with medium heat.
Put the bay leaves, lime leaves, ginger, and lemon grass. And add water, mix it, and let it boil. Add about 2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoon of sugar, and a cube of beef stock.
After boiled, pour the coconut milk, slowly with continuously steering. Wait until boiled, and put the chicken pieces inside.
Let it cook for 75-90 minutes (until dry or thick).
When its done, they are ready to be deep fried :)
Heat the cooking oil(a lot) to deep fry the chicken. Set on medium-high heat. The deep frying only for making the chicken more crispy, because the chicken already done (not raw). Fry it until the skin become golden brown (about 5-7 minutes).
Rice is the perfect match for the dish.
We need chili paste to make it more delicious.
Making the chili paste is very easy.
Chili paste (Sambal)
- 10 thai red chilies
- 1 clove of garlic (Peel only, don't crush it)
- lime juice
- soy sauce (Kecap manis)
Heat a wok with 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir fry the chillies and garlic on medium heat for 1 minute. And then crushed them with some salt and about 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Mix with soy sauce. The chili ready to be served.