March 2, 2012

Special Chicken Rendang

I have always love eating rendang. As I grow older and older, I start to be more health conscious , if you know what I mean. LOL. So I have stop eating rendang unless I am attending some Kenduri or so . One fine day , my friend actually " ta pao " / packed Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam , which she claims to be different from the normal rendang. Guess she really meant it , I mean she is serious man. LOL. It turns out to be the most delicious rendang I ever tasted. Heehee....
I have been around searching for this special rendang recipe. I was really lucky when I stumble upon one recipe which I think its the same one that I have tried. The rendang turns out to be a hit . Everyone licking their fingers as if they actually use their fingers to hold the chicken rendang instead of fork and spoon. LOL.
Honestly , I really so love this recipe I dun think I will ever change my rendang recipe ever. 

Special Chicken Rendang 
1kg        Chicken cut into desire size 
2 pckt    Kurma Spice [ Rempah kurma in small packet ] mix with 1/2 cup water 
1/4 cup  Kerisik 
1 cup     Evaporated Milk [ Original recipe calls for coconut milk ] 
A pinch of Salt 
1tbsp    Tamarind juice 

Ingredients A 
2              Big Onion 
5 pips      Garlic
5 stalks    Lemon Grass 
1 1/2cm   Ginger
1 1/2cm   Galangal
 15-20     Dried Chilli [ soak in water for 1/2 hour , drain and set aside ] 

2            Kaffir Lime Leaf [ sliver ]
2            Fresh Tumeric Leaves [ sliver ] 

1.    Place all ingredients A into a blender and blend till become fine paste . 
2.    Add 1 tbsp oil to wok and saute the chili paste till fragrant
3.    Add in kurma paste and continue to saute till fragrant
4.    Add in the chicken pieces and continue stir frying at medium heat for about 2-3 minutes . Then add in 1/2 
      cup of water and leave to boil.
5.   Once boil, add in evaporated milk and let it simmer at low heat for another 5 minutes 
6.   Season with soya sauce and sugar according to your own taste. Add in tamarind juice. Simmer for further 
      3 minutes 
7.   Stir in kerisik and stir fry till well combine 
8.   Lastly , add in kaffir lime leaves and fresh tumeric leaves and stir fry till thicken . Dish up and serve with 
      steaming hot white rice . Enjoy !!

Recipe adapted from Myresipi 


  1. Hey, it is 12.23am and you are making me hungry! Dinner was five hours ago!! Help! Time for bed, cannot think about food and here we are blogging about it past midnight! LOL! Looks delicious, never tried cooking it with kurma paste before! Yum!

    1. LOL.... now u know, I was shock to see u posting up recipes at this hour too ... LOL

  2. wow wow..i need one BIG pot of rice to eat with these..oh, maybe 2! I will eat that with my hands too!

    1. Hey babe, I wish I can eat with as much rice as I wanted too.... unfortunately ........... I happen to be on of those creature that will grow sideways bigger when I do so ... LOl

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