Friday, August 26, 2016

Ayam Goreng Berempah(Malaysian Style Spiced Fried Chicken) 【马来香料炸鸡】

This spiced fried chicken was made last weekend to go with some steamed rice and lentil soup, my all time favorite combination. This fried chicken is normally served back home with Nasi minyak or Nasi Lemak.

I made this mainly for me, hubby tasted it and loved it.  I ended up sharing a little more than half of my yummy fried chicken with him. 

这款炸鸡是我给自己做的午饭,它是椰浆饭 马来油饭很好的一个菜肴,是我自小很喜欢的一道美食。做这个炸鸡的小贩会把炸鸡时掉在油里的香料一起捞起来滴干油,这样的香料渣渣特别下饭,有的人还会特别要求小贩多给一些呢!


2 lb of chicken thigh or chicken drumstick cut into half palm size
1 tsp salt or to taste
2-3 sprigs of curry leaves
1 egg
2 tbsp of tapioca flour

Blend together into a coarse paste:
2 thumb size of fresh turmeric or use 1 heap tsp of turmeric powder
2 sticks of lemongrass (remove outer layer and use only the white part)
1 thumb size of galangal
1 thumb size of ginger root
2-3 cloves of garlic
2-3 shallot

Spices for marinating chicken:
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of chili powder
a pinch of black pepper powder

2 磅/ 450 克 鸡腿肉或整鸡切大块
1 小勺 或适量的食盐
2-3 根的咖喱叶
1 只 鸡蛋
3 大勺 木薯粉/芡粉

2 个大约拇指大的黄姜 或 1 tsp的黄姜粉代替 (Turmeric)
2 根香茅 去老皮只用白色部份 (Lemongrass)
1 个拇指大的 兰姜 (galandal)
1 个拇指大的 姜块
2-3 瓣 蒜瓣
2-3 只 红葱/Shallot

1 tbsp 芫荽粉 coriander powder
1 tsp 孜然粉 cumin powder
1 tsp 辣椒粉 chili powder
一撮的黑胡椒粉 black pepper powder

1. Clean and cut the chicken into 1/2 of the palm size, drained well. Place blended spices, dry spices, salt, egg, tapioca flour and curry leaves with chicken into a big mixing bowl, mix well and cover with lid, marinate it in the refrigerator overnight.

2. Heat up about 2 inches of oil in a cooking wok/pot, deep fry the chicken pieces and curry leaves until golden brown. Dish out all the bits and pieces of spices that drop off of chicken into the oil, those are very tasty to go with rice. 

1. 把鸡肉清理干净切块,滴干水份,香料用食物料理机搅拌成糊状。将鸡肉,干和湿香料,咖喱叶,鸡蛋,木薯粉和盐放在一个大盆里拌匀,加盖入冰箱腌过夜。
2. 在一口锅里热上两寸油,中火把鸡块炸成金黄色即可。记得把掉在油里的香料颗粒捞出来滴干油哦!它可是个下饭的好东西!

Serve with steamed white rice.



  1. Wow that looks so delicious! I have to try this one day, thanks for the recipe :)