Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api

by Sjaiful A. on Wed, May 16, 2012

Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api is deliciously rich and spicy. The yellow colour of the gravy comes from the addition of fresh turmeric. Chillies give this dish plenty of heat. Eat it with rice for a satisfying lunch.

turmeric-rich gravy...

Serves 4 people

Bird's eye chillies pack plenty of heat in this dish making it a great accompaniment to rice.

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Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api


  • Preparation
  • Total
    1 whole Chicken, Cut into 8-10 pieces
    3 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
    4 Potatoes, cut into wedges
    1 Turmeric Leaf, tied
    1 Lemongrass, bruised
    2 Green Chillies, halved
    1.5 L Coconut Milk

    Blended Ingredients

    8 Red Chillies
    6-8 Bird's Eye Chillies
    6 Shallots
    2 Cloves of Garlic
    An inch of Ginger
    An inch of Fresh Turmeric
    2-4 tbs Oil
    Salt and Sugar for seasoning

1. Heat the wok with oil, saute' the blended ingredients until fragrant.

2. Add in lemongrass and tumeric leaf. Continue sautéing.

4. Add chicken and potatoes and let it ¼ cook. Mix well to combine with blended ingredients.

5. Reduce heat, add in coconut milk and green chillies.

6. Simmer gently for 10 minutes.

7. Then, put the tomatoes in and season well. Cook for a further 5 minutes and it's done.


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