Buah Keluak Chicken Cooking Recipe

Buah Keluak Chicken Cooking Recipes

Ingredients :



50 g

4 tbsp

20 g

4 cm




20 g


2 tbsp

1 tsp

chicken, cut into 16 pieces

buah keluak, soaked overnight and scrubbed with a brush

minced pork

tamarind, soaked with 1 liter water and strained


piece fresh turmeric

candlenuts, washed well

shallots, pounded

fresh red chilies, sliced

shrimp paste

stalk lemon grass, bruised



Method :
  1. Chip off the smooth part of he buah keluak at the thicker end of he nut with a pestle and mortar.
  2. Using a fork, dig out the whole of the black pulpy nut.
  3. Put aside the empty shell but discard if it smells rotten.
  4. Pound the nut pulp until it is all mashed up.
  5. Add in the minced pork, 2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.
  6. Pound again until well mixed.
  7. Fill the shells with the buah keluak mixture and keep aside.
  8. Pound the candlenuts, galangal, turmeric, chilies, shrimp paste in that order.
  9. Add in the shallots and pound to bind the ingredients.
  10. Heat oil in a wok and fry the pounded ingredients until fragrant.
  11. Stir fry for 2 - 4 minutes until the spices are cooked.
  12. Add in the tamarind juice, chicken, buah keluak and lemon grass.
  13. Season to taste.
  14. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is tender.
  15. Serve with plain boiled rice.

Serves 6 - 8

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