Grind finely the cekor root, small
onions and ginger.
Heat oil in a wok and fry the
ground ingredients until fragrant.
Add in the chicken meat and enough
water to cook it.
Simmer until dry and add salt to
Mix well and serve hot with rice.
Serves 6 - 8
Cekor root is a small fragrant white
ginger. It is used only in Nyonya cooking. The leaves, which are just as
fragrant, are used in certain Nyonya dishes. The Malays use the root as
a herb for a new born baby during the first 44 days of its life, which
is also the confinement period of the mother. The root is mixed with
some other herbs, wrapped in a cloth, heated and used to warm the baby's
body after his morning bath. This is supposed to prevent wind or colic.