Baba Ayam Goreng (Baba’s Fried Chicken)

Tested Recipe with Slight Adjustment Adapted from Peranakan Cuisine “Baba Nyonya Culture Dishes”


700g chicken (chunked)

1 egg

3 blade pandan leaves


50g young ginger

20g galangal

3cm turmeric

10 red shallots

1 tsp meat curry powder

2 tbsp cooking oil


2 tsp salt

½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper

2 tbsp corn flour

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Place all the spices ingredients into food processor and blend into paste.
  2. In a bowl, add the spice paste, seasoning and egg, and add in chicken pieces, mix well, marinade in the fridge overnight.
  3. Heat up adequate cooking oil for deep-frying, add in pandan leaves and the marinated chicken pieces, deep-fry until cooked and golden brown over medium heat. Dish up, drained and serve hot.

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