" Vegetables are the food of the earth, fruit seems more the food of the heavens." (Sepal Felicivant)

October 5, 2008

Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy)


1 free range chicken or organic chicken, clean and cut into 8 parts
3 cloves garlic
8 shallots
2 teaspoons of coriander seed
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 lemongrasses, crushed
A pinch of caraway powder
2 cm galangal root, crushed
2 Salam leaves
4 Jeruk Purut leaves
300 ml thin (light) coconut milk
200 ml thick (heavy) coconut milk


Grind coriander seed. Add salt and garlic. Then add shallot
Sauté grinded spices, salam leaves, galangal root, lemongrasses, jeruk purut leaves, and also a pinch of caraway powder
Whenever it smells good, add the chicken, stir
Pour the thin coconut milk, lower the heat. Stir until it boiled. Then add the thick coconut milk. Stir it until boiled
Then…ready to serve

Ibu Djoko Sutrisno’s, my mother’s recipe
(for 4 peoples)

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