Ayam Masak Merah


(Chicken in Thick Red Sauce) Serves 6 - 8

Ingredients

  • 400 gm chicken drumsticks
  • 7 shallots - slice three
  • 3 cm piece ginger - pounded
  • 7 cloves garlic - slice four
  • 2 cm piece ginger - sliced
  • 3 almonds - blanched and skinned
  • 8 tbsps curry powder
  • 1 medium sized tin tomato pieces
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 tbsps corn oil
  • salt and sugar to taste

Method

  1. Put the chicken drumsticks into a pan with enough water to cover and add sliced shallots, ginger and garlic. Cook till chicken is nearly done.
  2. Pound the remaining shallots, garlic and ginger with almonds. Mix in curry powder blended with 4 tsps water. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil and fry the cinnamon and cloves until fragrant.
  4. Pour the fried ingredients into the chicken mixture. Add in the tomato pieces and cook until the chicken is tender and tomato is done.
  5. Add in milk, sugar and salt. Simmer till the gravy thickens.