Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • ½ chicken, cut into chunks (substitute with chicken breast or thigh)

  • 1 onion (sliced)

  • 5 shallots

  • 1 pc 2 cm ginger (peeled and sliced)

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 pc 1 cm galangal (blue ginger)

  • 2 cloves

  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp chili sauce

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • salt (to taste)

  • 120 ml water

  • lime water

Ayam Masak Merah
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Ayam Masak Merah

This chicken in spicy tomato sauce (with a name that directly translates to ‘red-cooked chicken’) is a popular dish in Malaysia, and is a staple dish at many large gatherings or events all year round!
  • Easy
  • 15 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 15 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 15 Ingredients
  • 15 min
  • 20 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Marinate and deep-fry chicken

    • In a bowl, add chicken, 1 tbsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt. Coat chicken well, then set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
    • In a pot half filled with hot oil on medium heat, deep-fry chicken pieces a few at a time, until golden brown. Leave to drain on paper towels.
    Marinate and deep-fry chicken


  2. Blend chilli paste

    • In a blender, add onion, shallots, ginger, 1 tsp coriander seeds, galangal and cloves. Blend into a smooth spice paste and set aside. 


  3. Cook ayam masak merah

    • In a pan on medium heat, add chili paste and fry until fragrant.
    • Add 3 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp chili sauce and 120 ml water. Mix well and simmer.
    • Add chicken and lime leaves and continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, remove from heat.


Plate and Serve!

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 2 people
  • ½ chicken, cut into chunks (substitute with chicken breast or thigh)

  • 1 onion (sliced)

  • 5 shallots

  • 1 pc 2 cm ginger (peeled and sliced)

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 pc 1 cm galangal (blue ginger)

  • 2 cloves

  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp chili sauce

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • salt (to taste)

  • 120 ml water

  • lime water

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