Saturday, April 15, 2006

Spicy Assam Chicken

This recipe is taken from cwl at kc. This dish is quick, easy to cook and full of flavour.

spicy assam chicken
marinate for at least 1 hour (overnight is best) :
1.5 kg chicken , cut into fairly large pieces
1 Tbsp Tumeric Powder
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 teaspoon salt



Grind :
5 shallots
3 cloves of garlic
1 dried chili
2 red chili

1 cinnamon stick
1 stalk lemon grass, slightly crushed
½ onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
Juice from 1 lemon *
½ cup water
3 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt, or to taste

Method :
1. Put oil in wok and fry cinnamon stick and lemon grass for a minute or so.
2. Add in onion, fry until fragrant, then add in your ground chili. The chili should come up to about 2 tablespoon. Add or minus according to your level of spiciness.
3. Add in marinated chicken and fry until chicken is slightly brown.
4. Add tomatoes, lemon juice, sugar and water.
5. Cover and cook over medium flame until chicken is cooked, and sauce has thickened.
6. Dish and serve with rice or bread.

Note:* you can substitute juice from 1 lemon with juice from 1 Tbsp of tamarind paste. Just increase water to about 1 cup

Recipe : cwl @kitchencaper

4 Comments:

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thank you for this recipe. I used pork loin instead, and it turned out great. Thanks again!:)

Sinner said...

east meets west kitchen,

Thank you for your feedback. Am glad you liked it.

aini said...

where got assam in this? or is it just sour-ish?

love ur blog, btw. its awesome... miss singapore/malaysian food so much.

Olivia said...

i can't wait to try cooking this dish... thanks for sharing

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