Monday, November 5, 2012

PANDANG CHICKEN



This is an Indonesian chicken dish with aromatic, tangy flavour....taken from "Indonesian Cooking step-by-step Periplus Mini cookbooks". However I have made some changes to suit my taste and the availability of ingredients.


Ingredients:
Chicken fillet ... 250 gms ( cut into cubes)
Tomato Puree .. 100 - 150 gms
( If using home-made, take 3-4 tomatoes, blanch and puree them)
Lemon juice .. 3-4 tbsps
Sambal Oelek ( Indonesian Chilli sauce ) .. 2-3 tbsps (according to your preference) See Recipe ... HERE Ginger ....... 1 tbsp (grated)
Garlic paste ... 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp (original recipe has 1 tsp of fresh turmeric paste)
Lemon grass ... 1 stem 10 cms long ( I have not used it)
Cinnamon stick ... 1 inch piece
Coconut cream/milk ... 1/2 cup
Salt
Oil














Method:

1. Marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice and a little salt. (at least for 1 hour)
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic paste, grated ginger, cinnamon stick, lemon grass and the marinated chicken cubes.
3. Saute for a minute or two until the chicken changes its colour. Now add the tomato puree, sambal oelek, turmeric powder and salt.
4. Pour about 1 cup water and simmer to cook. It takes about 10 minutes. 5. Finally, add the coconut milk and stir it. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Remove the lemon grass before serving. Garnish with julienned ginger.


This chicken goes well with plain rice.

42 comments:

  1. It looks so flavourful and tasty. I would lick all the sauce clean!

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  2. Slurp..Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..

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  3. Hi....
    This Indonesian style chicken curry looks so flavorful...I like it! :)

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  4. very tasty curry...perfect with some plain rice..
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  5. just looks too enticing...mouthwatering!

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  6. it looks so full of flavours..

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  7. °`♥✿✿⊱╮
    ♡¸¸.•
    A cor desse frango já desperta o apetite... é tudo de bom.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ¸.•°`❤✿⊱╮

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  8. What a flavorful curry. Perfect side dish for anything

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    1. True Vimitha.. goes well with anything

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  9. Great!!! looks yummy
    thanks for sharing

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  10. You have my favorite chilly sauce in this chicken. I love that thru Google I met you.

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    1. I am glad we met through blogging Balvinder

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  11. Yummy!
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  13. Looks delicious and flavorful.

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