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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fragrant fried chicken with lemongrass & spices

Happy April Fools’ Day !!

Today, my daughter made a fool of me by pretending she wants to discontinue her piano class. I was angry and told her that how much money I have spent on the piano bought for her, bla bla….And then she laughed at me said “ Mom, Happy April Fool’s Day “ , sigh, I was fooled by her, hahaha…

Come back to the dish that I want to share with you today, I always like Mamak style (Indian Muslims ) of fried chicken, recently I found a really good and yummy recipe, and this fried chicken is well received by my family. This recipe is really good, I’m not fooling you wor, hahaha..


-Curry leaves, cumin seed, aniseed and coriander seed


-Half-way through the deep frying, add in some curry leaves.

-Simply yummy!


Recipe adapted from Love2Cook, and I made little changes on the recipe. Thanks to Love2Cook for this wonderful recipe.

Fragrant fried chicken with lemongrass & spices

(printable recipe)

1kg chicken meat, cut into medium-size pieces

Use a mortar and pestle to pound the spices to a coarse paste:-
1tsp of Cumin seed (Jintan putih)
1tsp of Aniseed (Jintan manis)
1tsp of Coriander seed (ketumbar)

1 and 1/2tbsp chilli paste
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp tapioca flour / corn flour
1 and ½ tsp salt

Use a blender/food processor to blend to a paste:-
4 cloves of garlic
5 shallots
1” ginger
4 stalks of lemongrass
2-3tbsp of water

4 sprig of curry leaves

1. Marinate chicken pieces with all ingredients except Curry leaves for 1 hour or more.
2. Heat oil in a wok, put marinated chicken into hot oil piece by piece, deep fry till golden brown.
3. Half-way through the deep frying, add in some curry leaves.
4. Once done, use a strainer to drain excess oil.
5. Serve hot.


Happy Cooking !!


Bo said...

Thanks for reminding me tomorrow is April Fool's day...I had forgotten...This looks so delicious. I'm actually very glad you shared this recipe, because I just ordered two curry trees from a nursery so this would be a great one for me to try when my plants arrive.

chow and chatter said...

oh thats funny about your daughter! this looks so much better than KFC

WendyinKK said...

Oh yes yes yes!!!!!
There is this Mamak in USJ, Ali Berkat, who serves similiar ayam goreng, and it was so good.

Would really love to try this out, but I'll add some sliced onions the same time u added the curry leaves. Ali Berkat does that and it was really good.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Bo, at least you know now so you will not fool by any people, hahaha..great to know that you will have your own planted curry trees, for me, I usually get "free" curry leaves from wet market that I use to buy veggie from them..

Rebecca, ya, this is better than KFC, hehehe..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Wendy, Thanks for the tip, next time I want to add sliced onions too. Have a great day.

noobcook said...

one look and I can tell it's good. I like mamak style too. this recipe is bookmarked :D

Kelly said...

It looks really yum. I have to try it one day.

Sook said...

Oh that looks delicious! I am so glad that you came over to "My fabulous recipes" and now I know you! :) Happy cooking!

Jane Chew said...

i am very very hungry now! Sonia, u r just marvelous!

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a delicious recipe; I love the fragrance of lemon grass and curry and of course garlic and all the other spices! Thanks for a great find!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Wow, the flavour must be fantastic! Your daughter is so cute!

ann low said...

Mmm...yum..yum...I can already smelled from here!

My Little Things Corner said...

Happy april fool!
Really look very good wor, yummy yummy.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

noobcook, yes, this is good, quickly try it.

Kelly, you should.

Sook, nice to know you too. Happy blogging!

Jane, quickly try this, really good.

tasteofbeirut, Thanks for stopping by,ya, this is full of spices aroma.

Ju, Thanks.

Anncoo, yes, this is yum yum..

MaryMoh said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I love all the spices. Need more rice to go with this dish.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Yummy yummy!!!

choi yen said...

I can't resist fried chicken!!!!

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

ReeseKitchen said...

Wa Sonia, it looks so delicious.
You have a wonderful and delicious blog and so...
I have a gift award for you , pls drop by and collect them at your convenience.

Tina said...

Sooo tempting and flavourful chicken dear..Pass that plate to me..

3 hungry tummies said...

OOO you got fooled haha!
I love your mamak style chicken, a wonderful way to make use of my curry plant!

tigerfish said...

Hey, I like it Mamak style too! Next time, I will add in some lemongrass and curry leaves to enhance the taste of my current Mamak chicken dish!

Angie's Recipes said...

LOL She got YOU! I forgot today is April Fool.
The chicken dish looks so lovely.

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My!!!!
I have a similar version coming soon..This is terrific chicken dear...love it...yummyyyy

Big Boys Oven said...

I can imagine the smell over here now, hmmmmm snell so nice! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Happy April Fool Day to you too :)Kind of reminds me during school days we love to play tricks on the teachers. I too love the mamak style fried chicken. They are the best. I saw this recipe at Love2cook too and already bookmark it to try out later.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simply awesome fried chicken. I usually buy my curry leaves from Indian store and they gimme a bigg bunch for a buck! I can almost smell the aroma from the screen..

ann low said...

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La Bella Cooks said...

I have been fooled several times so far this morning! Wow, the flavors in this dish sound amazing and it looks so delicious.

Jo said...

This looks so, so good. I love the spices and the curry leaves in this dish. I can already smell the chicken.

Cheah said...

Yummy, yummy and what lovely pics, Sonia!

Rachel Hei said...

I am so hungry to look at your dish here.. yum yum!!
Dear, please drop by my blog when you are free, i got 2 awards for u..^^

PranisKitchen said...

owe some fried chicken..feel to take one piece..so yummy.
ur daughter did a good job...kids are always funny

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Okay, already bookmarked, will give this yummy dish a go soon!

Jhonny walker said...

As perfect as it gets...bookmarked!!

Colin Woon said...

Happy April Fool! Your daughter is good, she can fool you!

Anything fried is good in my book!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

somewhere in SG, why not you try to cook this.

mimid3vils, me too.

Emily, Thanks for stopping by.

Reese, I will collect it soon.

Tina, thanks for your lovely words

3 hungry tummies, did you fool by anybody? hehehe..

tigerfish, yes, you should.

Angie, Thanks.

Sarah, looking forward to your post, I can't wait to check it.

BBO, yes, it smell really good

Gert, yes, this is good, I bet you will love it.

Cool Lassie, I got is free, hahaha..

Anncoo, Thanks, I will collect later ya.

Bridgett, you got fooled too, hahaha. Thanks.

Jo and Cheah, Thanks.

Rachel, got two awards for me, okok, collect now.

pranis, ya, they are creative

Bee Bee, hope you will like this.

Jhonny walker, Thanks.

Colin, ya, I like fried chicken too.

Jane Chew said...


hjn said...

Simply Yummy is right!!!!

Pete said...

This one, eat with nasi lemak, damm nice! Yum yum!

Barbara said...

Why do we always get tricked by our kids on April Fools Day? I fall for it every year!

Delicious recipe! I love all the flavors and yes, you're right: simply yummy says it all!

Happy Easter to you!

Bakeling said...

When looking at the ingredient you use in this chicken , I know it is a delicious dish !

Stella said...

This looks so perfectly fried and delicious, Sonia. I wish I could get good curry leaves like that. Either way, I'm saving this to my files...

Namitha said...

that's a chicken dish so full of flavors...yummm

Sook said...

Oh wow, the chicken looks delightful! I have looked for lemon grass everywhere but can't seem to find it. Now at least I know what they look like. I will have to try this dish soon! Thanks!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sonia, this looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pei-Lin said...

Wah! This is a mouthwatering post! Look at those plates of food!!! You're driving my tummy and brain nuts at this time of the day, after dinner!!!

Thanks for sharing the award with me, too! Have a great Sunday!

Simply June said...

Looks yummy! =)

hjn said...

Posted you up today!! Sending you some link love!!

Anonymous said...

Its sooo yummmy ! i made it twice and its my star dish!!

LEY said...

Hi Sonia,

I truly enjoy reading your blog, especially the chinese new year dishes, bravo and well done Sonia

Somehow now only i saw your this version of fried chicken that well compliment Nasi lemak, should have it during my last weekend home made nasi lemak..wil keep and try next round

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