Thursday, 19 April 2007

Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi

This is my personal favourite dish. When I was small my mother used to cook this yummy Masak lemak Cili Padi. It is something like stew but it is super hot. With creamy coconut milk gravy & the chillies definitely challenge your taste buds! Let me warn you that this dish carries quite a high level of cholesterol. So, it should be alright to serve this only once awhile.

For the first time in this recipe blog, no sauteing required. I use sliced shallot this time, sliced garlic half the amount of the shallot, lightly pounded lemongrass, sliced ginger & the most importantly is the chilly paste. The paste is homemade. Consists of chillies, about an inch of fresh tumeric & a bit of water blended together. You can use any chilly you prefer but I always opt for bird eye chillies.


Bird eye chillies.


You can cook either chicken or meat with this recipe. Put all the ingredients above in a pan together with the chicken. Keep stirring until the chicken produces some juice & you may add a bit of water if necessary.


Once the chicken is half cooked, add in diluted coconut milk. Keep on stirring. That's the only thing to make sure that you won't mess up this dish. Stirring is highly important.


Next join in cut potatoes in the pan. Wait until the potatoes tender.



Add the remaining coconut milk into the pan, just nice to cover the chicken & potatoes.


Complete the taste with salt, according to taste & there you have it Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi. Great to serve with hot rice or bread.

6 comments:

jemir said...

the hotter it is, the more kick u'll get (not on the butt obviously...LOL)

Anonymous said...

asal tak letak khasiat lauk lemak???

UniSYd said...

thanks i have tried it and its not bad.

jabishah said...

UniSYd, no problem at all.

Ira Noor Lailee said...

hola..never try cooked masak lemak cili padi wif potato laa....and never try eat them too.mak kita orang nogori...thee best ingredients for masak lemak cili padi, katanye...cili padi,bawang merah,serai gan daun kunyit jer...nak lagi pekat tarukterung pipit.chun........btw,the recipe is not bad @ all.will try.Adios.

Ebb said...

nice recipe you got there. i found it strange someone said nogoGHI ppl dont eat lemak masak cili api(padi) without potato. to make it strange, terung pipit?

your recipe is close enough. and i'm from NS, so does my parents, and NS is my hometown, and i've seen ppl put nangka, potato is highly common, but terung pipit is for green curry, not for this.

try to add wee bit cili kering in the blended ingredients, should have the kick taste to it. :)