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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fried Chicken in Garlic Ginger Cekur Sauce

Tried several fried and roast chicken in Thailand. All looks simple yet there is a very unique flavour and taste. I think it is like garlic and ginger. So when I saw this recipe, I gave it a try with some modification. That is I added fresh Cekur roots and leaves. Hmm... this chicken dish has this unique aroma and flavour. 
Verdict – fragrant fried chicken with a unique flavour. There is some gravy in this dish but if fried a little dry, it would be perfect. 
Recipe Source – Yum Yum Magazine No. 78 with modifications
2 cooked chicken whole legs [I used 3 chicken thighs] – cut into small pieces
2 tbsp oil
1-2 tbsp chopped garlic
1-2 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped cekur roots [optional]
1 spring onion – cut slantwise 1 inch length 
A few fresh cekur leaves – shredded or break into pieces [optional]
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
50 ml water
  1. Heat up oil in wok. Saute chopped ingredients until fragrant and brown.
  2. Add in cooked chicken, seasoning and stir fry over high heat until sauce has dried up.
  3. Add in cekur leaves and spring onions. Stir fry to mix.
  4. Dish up and serve.
I'm submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #19 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this dish must be delicious! I am not familiar with cekur leaves. Have heard of it but never seen.

Cheryl - Bakingtaitai said...

Sorry for not visiting for quite some time as just returned from a long vacation. Love to have this chicken dish with a bowl of rice, yum!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, Oh, this is an ingredient very popular with peranakan cooking like their Chien Bak, Perut Ikan, Rempah Chin, Nasi Ulam, Kuih Rempah Udang etc. The roots can be dried and stored for later use.

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheryl, not to worry. Me too haven't been visiting most of our blogger friends while on long holiday in November. Managed to keep in touch through FB but very busy organising holiday photos. Now busy putting on record my holiday experiences in my travel blog. Hope to finish it soon. Anyway, let's take it easy for the rest of the year and have a good year ahead.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Such a delicious dish! Perfect with a bowl of rice!
Thanks for linking with CYB!
Sorry for stopping by so late, just came back a few days ago from my break! Happy New Year!

Kimmy said...

Happy New Year Joyce. I can understand, even on holidays we can be even more busy than at home. When I was on holiday, I was out of the hotel from 8 until at least 10 pm, hehehe! But it is relaxing though.

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