Spicy Sweet Ayam Percik



Spicy Sweet Ayam Percik

Ayam Percik is a grilled or roasted chicken spiced in flavorful rempah is simply irresistible. This Malay chicken dish is usually found in pasar malam or night markets.

Recipe for Ayam Percik
Ingredients for Ayam Percik:
  • 1.5kg Fresh chicken, cut into 6 pieces, cleaned and drained
  • 5 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 4 Lemon Grass, bruised
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Thick Coconut Milk
  • 1½ Tbsp Sugar
  • Salt to meet taste
Chicken Marinade:
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Rempah to blend:
  • 4 Candlenuts,  (buah keras)
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 10 Dried Chillies, soaked in Hot Water
  • 3 Red Chillies, seeds removed if you like
  • 2 cm, ¾ inch Ginger
  • 6 Shallots
  • 1 inch galangal
How to make Ayam Percik:
  1. Mix well until the chicken is coated with the marinade and set aside for at least 1 hour or preferable overnight.
  2. In a blender, blend rempah ingredients and ground finely.
  3. Over medium heat, fry the spice paste, tamarind and lemon grass stirring continuously to prevent sauce from burning until aromatic.
  4. Add water and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in Coconut Milk, sugar and salt and simmer over a medium fire for 5 minutes.
  6. Grill the chicken over a low charcoal fire or under a grill (griddle pan or charcoal grill), basting frequently and  repeat this process of coating the chicken with gravy, until the chicken is cooked.
  7. Serve Ayam Percik while hot with steamed rice.
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