Ayam Percik

(Grilled Chicken with Gravy) Serves 6 - 8


  • 1 medium sized chicken
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 shallots
  • 5 cm piece ginger
  • 1 tsp salt

Gravy Ingredients

  • 2 coconuts
  • 2.5 cm piece ginger
  • 15 shallots
  • 1 tsp aniseed
  • 1 slice lime


  1. Cut the chicken into two. Clean and drain it.
  2. Pound the shallots, garlic, ginger and salt.
  3. Marinate the chicken with the pounded ingredients for 20 minutes.




  1. Squeeze coconut to get the milk. Do not use water for the first squeeze. Use some water for the second.
  2. Pound the shallots, ginger and aniseed until fine. Add into the coconut milk. Heat the mixture over a medium heat adding salt and sugar to taste.
  3. Squeeze in lime juice. Stir until the mixture thickens.
  4. Roast the chicken over a low charcoal fire basting with the gravy. Turn the chicken and baste with gravy again.
  5. Repeat until the chicken is cooked.