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Monday, February 13, 2012

Ayam Berumpah - recipe

               This is something very simple & tasty.  I based the ingredients on what my Peranakan MIL used to do; only difference I do not fry the chicken with the rempah.  I merely boil the chicken with water for 15 - 20 minutes then I pour the rempah & let it simmer till chicken is cooked & rempah thicken & for those who try to lessen the amount of oil in your cooking, like yours truly, you should try this.  It is almost like having your "cake" & eating it!!!"


                "A"


                180 gm              Fresh Red Chillies approximately 8 fat Red Chillies
                    4                   Chilli Padi
                150 gm              Shallots
                    6 pips             Garlic
                    3                     "fat" Serai
                    3 pieces           Lengkuas
                    2"                    fresh Kunyit
                    5                     Buah Keras
                    3                     Daun Limau Perut

                   "B"

                   1.3 kg               whole Chicken legs, chopped
                                            sufficient water

                   Seasoning -      Adequate Salt & a small dash of Ajinomoto [opt]

               Method

  1. *Pound/Blend "A" not too fine.
  2. Put chopped chicken in frying pan. Pour water [slightly below height of chicken] & braise for 15 - 20 minutes on medium low fire.
  3. Add in the rempah, the Salt & a small dash of Ajinomoto & continue to braise on medium low fire for about 10 - 15 minutes; stirring occasionally till chicken is cooked & rempah thicken & moist
             Tips:-

              (a) Pounding the ingredients is better than blending; somehow it taste much better & DON'T pound it until it is so fine like baby food!!!  My hubs always say it is much nicer to pound rather than blend; it sort of have an edge to it & if I am pressed for time; he is ever willing to pound same!!!

                (b) I dont usually add Ajinomoto but adding a wee bit here is, I feel, necessary.  Try it & compare whether it makes any difference but remember it is just a very small dash yah!!! Do leave a comment here if you tried this recipe as this one is for keeps.





                    Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia 

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