Recipe courtesy of Hardena

Ayam Kalasan (Ginger Fried Chicken)

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 10 servings


Sambal Terasi:


Special equipment:
a wok
  1. Blend candlenut, galangal, ginger, fresh turmeric and turmeric powder together into a paste in a food processor.
  2. Fill a large stockpot halfway with water with the lemongrass, ginger paste and salt to taste and bring to a rolling boil, then add the chicken.
  3. Cook on medium heat for 1 hour, then add the coconut milk and cook another hour.
  4. Remove chicken and strain the solids from the stock. Save stock for soup!
  5. Add oil for deep frying to a wok. Heat oil, then fry chicken and ginger paste until crispy golden brown. Sift out crispy ginger flakes and serve with the chicken.
  6. Serve with jasmine rice and Sambal Terasi.

Sambal Terasi:

Yield: 20 servings
  1. Blend peppers, chiles, lime leaves, shallots, tomatoes, sugar, paprika, shrimp paste and salt into a chunky paste in a food processor.
  2. Cover a pan in oil, then heat and saute paste until it becomes thicker and darker, 4 to 5 minutes.