Fried Chicken (Nyonya Style) Cooking Recipe

Fried Chicken (Nyonya Style) Cooking Recipes

Ingredients :


1 tbsp



3 cm

2 cm

1/2 cup




3 tbsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

3 cup

chicken, cut into 14 serving pieces (the legs and neck are to be used for stock)

coriander seeds


red chilie

piece galangal

piece fresh turmeric or 1/2 tsp powdered turmeric


bay leaves

stalk lemon grass

grated coconut

tamarind pulp mixed with 11/2 liters water




Method :
  1. Pound the coriander seeds, galangal, chili, turmeric, candlenuts in that order until finely mashed.
  2. Add in the onions bit by bit but the onions need not be too fine.
  3. Squeeze out the tamarind juice, strain and keep aside.
  4. Clean and crush the lemon grass and add to the tamarind juice together with bay leaves, the pounded ingredients, chicken pieces, salt and sugar to taste.
  5. Bring to boil in a pot and simmer for 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  6. Add the grated coconut and bring to boil again.
  7. Allow to cool before storing in the refrigerator overnight.
  8. The next day, 2 hours before serving, take out chicken from the refrigerator and bring to boil again.
  9. Drain the gravy from the grated coconut, taking care not to have the coconut clinging on to the meat.
  10. Drain till dry.
  11. Drain the gravy from the grated coconut over a sieve and press down hard with the back of a spoon to remove all liquid.
  12. Let the grated coconut dry too.
  13. Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces one by one.
  14. Turn the chicken pieces occasionally until they are golden brown.
  15. Drain.
  16. Lower the flame and add in the grated coconut and stir fry constantly for 5 minutes until golden brown.
  17. Sprinkle over chicken and serve.

Serves 6 - 8

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