Hi today I going to share with you another one of my family all time favorite dish; Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken cooked in tomato and chili paste). This dish is serves as side dish companion to Nasi Beriani Gam. You'll find the dish will mostly served along side with dalcha and acar buah (spicy pickle). These cooking combination are regularly served during a Malay wedding celebrating the bridegroom as the Raja Sehari (a day as a King). Literally the foods serve is fit for King of the day.
Okay this chicken recipe is easy to prepare ready to serve within 30 minutes. Lets move on with the recipe. Ready made pastes are available here save cooking time by half:
b. Whole chicken cut into 6, 8, or 12 pieces, half deep fried
c. Tomato puree
d. Canned green peas
e. Evaporated milk
f. Blend dried chili
g. Blend onion, garlic, ginger
h. Carrot, Potato, Fresh Tomato
i. Spices: Pelaga, kayu manis, buah keras (cardamon,cinnamon, candlenut)
j. Fried onion
k. Salt and sugar to taste
a. (optional) Deep fry chicken half cooked
b. Fry spices with ghee in small fire to until you smell the aroma
c. Add and continue to fry blended onion, ginger, garlic, tomato puree and blended chili
d. Add 4 cup of water and evaporated milk, continue cooking in medium fire.
e. Lastly add potato and chicken. Let it boil for 15 minutes.
f. Garnish with fried onion leaf, parsley leaf and green peas.