Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spicy Red Chicken

Spicy Red Chicken /  Ayam Masak Merah

2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon

1 whole chicken (about 1.2kg), cut into 10-12 pieces
3 inches ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 large bulb garlic, peeled
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
2 large onions, sliced thinly
2 stalks lemongrass, crushed
2 large tomatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons chili sauce
1 cup fresh coconut milk,
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
1 stalk coriander leaves, roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
enough oil for deep frying chicken

Clean and drain chicken pieces well. Mix together with all the marinate ingredients and let stand for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, blend the ginger and garlic into a paste and prepar the other ingredients.

In a large pot or wok, heat up oil well and deep fry marinated chicken till just golden brown. Remove oil from wok, safe about 2-3 tablespoons and return wok to medium high heat. Add in cinnamon stick and star anise, fry till fragrant. Add in onions, fry till softened and slightly browned. Add the blended ginger and garlic paste and the lemongrass. Fry for about 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add the chili powder and chili sauce. Stir for about 5 minutes, and then add in coconut milk. Cook till mixture come to a boil, then add salt and pepper to taste. 
Reduce heat to medium low then add in yogurt and stir well. Add in the chicken and stir thoroughly to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, till chicken is done and gravy reduced, about 6-8 minutes. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and coriander leaves. Mix well, check seasoning and garnish with more coriander leaves before serving.

Yours sincerely..
Ady Greatsword Empire Kitchen Recipes,,


  1. Cantiknya Ayam Masak Merah! Warnanya begitu menyerlah.... sangat membangkitkan selera!

  2. As'salam Ady, memang fav kak ct sekeluarga ayam masak merah ni. ada pulak gandingan nasi tomato memang bertambah2 nasi tu nanti.

  3. salam Pakcik Ady....mak aiii merahnya makngah ayam nie, mesti sedap dan pedas secukup rasa kan. Makcik memang suka benda yang kaler2 gini, simpan sikit nak isi dalam mangkuk tingkat

  4. Bestnya ayam masak merah begini...anak2 mmg suka...

  5. sangat cantik pasti nya sangatttttttttt sedappp

  6. gandingannya dengan nasi putih pun sedap ni...

  7. ni baru betul nama ayam masak merah... menyerlah sungguh

  8. Assalam Ady, ayam masak merah menu favourite my eldest son...suka dia lauk ni..kalau masak mesti bertambah nasi..