Galangal Fried Chicken
(Ayam Goreng Lengkuas)

Galangal Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Lengkuas)

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up into 8 pieces
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 salam/bay leaves
  • 4 Tbs. grated galangal (laos/lengkuas)
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Spice-Paste Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 small shallots
  • 3 candlenuts
  • 1 tsp. tamarind
  • 2 tsp. fresh grated turmeric
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • Marinade the chicken pieces with the spice paste.  Set it aside for 15-20 minutes so that the chicken absorb the spice flavor.
  • In a wok, mix the chicken pieces with salam leaves and lemongrass.  Cook it with low heat and cover the wok until the chicken is half done.  If needed, add a little water.  Remove the chicken.
  • Heat lots of oil with medium high temperature for deep frying.  Deep fry the chicken pieces until the chicken become brownish.  Drain and remove.
  • Serve it with the fried grated galangal on top of it.

Makes 3-4 servings.


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