Ayam Masak Serai



850g chicken pieces

4 stalk lemongrass (white part only, flattened)

2 pieces tamarind slice

Adequate cooking oil


½ tsp salt

½ tsp turmeric powder

Blended ingredients:

1 big onion (peeled)

6 shallots (peeled)

4 cloves garlic (peeled)

2-inch young ginger

10 dried chilli (soaked)


1 tsp sugar

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Rinse, drained and pat-dry the chicken pieces with paper towel.
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a non-stick skillet with adequate cooking oil for pan-frying.
  4. Add in marinated chicken pieces and pan-fried until golden brown. Remove, drained and set aside.
  5. Leave 3 tbsp of cooking oil in the skillet.
  6. Add in blended spices, flattened lemongrass and tamarind slice. Saute until fragrant.
  7. Season with sugar.
  8. Add in pan-fried chicken pieces, constantly stirring until dried and fragrant when the spice paste absorb into the chicken pieces.
  9. Dish out and serve.

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