Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hazizah Baba's Javanese-Style Chicken Simmered in Soy Sauce

Over a year ago, a lovely lady Hazizah Baba, shared this recipe with me, which belongs to her mother-in-law. Today, I finally tried cooking this and it turned out absolutely beautiful. My only regret is not having cooked it earlier.....

  • 8 pieces chicken, marinated with salt & turmeric, then fried till half cooked
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 large red onions, sliced
  • 6 garlic, sliced
  • 1 inch ginger, julienne
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup of the cream of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup thick, sweet soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup tamarind juice
  • 2 potatoes, cut into wedges, sprinkled with a pinch of salt & deep-fried till golden brown

For garnishing:~
  • 1 red chilli, cut lengthwise
  • 1 green chilli, cut lengthwise
  • 1 handful, deep-fried crispy shallots

  1. In a pot, heat the oil on medium flame.
  2. Sautee' the onion, garlic & ginger. Sprinkle the cinnamon powder over.
  3. Put in the semi-fried chicken. Toss the chicken around to combine the flavours.
  4. Pour in the soy sauce & the tamarind juice.
  5. When the gravy begins to boil, pour in the cream of the coconut milk. Mix well.
  6. Put in the red & green chillies.
  7. The potato wedges go in next.
  8. Allow to simmer briefly.
  9. When serving, sprinkle with crispy-fried shallots.
  10. Perfect with white rice. Also wonderful with compressed rice/ketupat! Yummy!


Hazizah Baba said...

hehehehehe...thnak you marina....am blushing now.....

Cooking with Marina Mustafa said...

I must thank you Hazizah for this wonderful recipe :-)


authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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