Rendang Ayam


(Chicken Stew) Serves 6 - 8

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken
  • 16 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsps chilli paste
  • 8 cm piece galangal
  • 4 screwpine leaves
  • 4 lime leaves
  • 4 turmeric leaves
  • 20 shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 8 cm piece ginger
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash the chicken and cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Pound together the shallots, garlic and ginger.
  3. Mix the pounded ingredients with the chilli paste.
  4. Put the chicken, coconut milk, chilli paste mixture and the rest of the ingredients in a pan and cook over a very low heat until the gravy is dry and the chicken tender.

Rendang is a favourite during Hari Raya (Special days).