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Indonesian Chicken Rendang (Padang Style)

Indonesian Chicken Rendang
1/2 Kg Chicken
200ml Coconut Milk
1 Tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
7 Cloves
3 Cardamom seeds
2 Star Anise
1 Turmeric Leaves
3 Salam Leaves
7 Kaffir Lime Leaves (for garnish)

Items to be blended into a paste:
8 Medium Shallots
30 Dried Chillies (soaked in warm water, deseeded)
6 Candlenuts
1/2 inch Fresh Turmeric
1/2 inch Galangal
2 Lemongrass (thinly sliced)
1/2 inch Ginger
5 Cloves Garlic

Lastly season with Sugar and Salt
(If you prefer this dish to be more spicy, do add fresh bird’s eye chillies into the paste)

Thank you for tuning in! This recipe definitely takes a little bit more time, nevertheless, the end result is worth the effort! A truly traditional Indonesian dish! Malaysian’s version is to add “kerisik” to their rendang. The whole house smells of Rendang now! =)
I do hope you give this recipe a try! Let me know any ideas, feel free to comment!
Till next time!