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SPICY HONEY CHICKEN SAMBAL & HELLO AGAIN! :)

Back again after 2 weeks. Sorry for my absence as I was away due to cold and frequent headache. Guess I shouldn't be sitting infront of my laptop or G-Note longer...lol! Btw, my new iPad has a new owner now...none other than my lil princess, Ashika ;)

Before I continue, a heartiest welcome to new and old followers, readers and visitors...thank you very much for coming over and leaving all your precious views and also for those wonderful mails!!!

So sad my Guestbook is no longer active coz Slide.com has been shut down and there goes my GB!!! Whoever signed it...I lost all of 'em!!! Grrrr...

Alright, let me share yet another chicken dish from my kitchen. It's just like my any chicken sambal...but here...it's added with honey and coconut milk.


SPICY HONEY CHICKEN SAMBAL

Ingredients :-
  • 1 whole chicken - cut into medium pieces
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • *8 shallots
  • *6 cloves garlic
  • *1 inch ginger
  • *1 large onion
  • *2 stalks of lemongrass
  • *1 inch turmeric
  • 6 tbsps dried chilli paste
  • 1 cup water (depends on how thick you prefer the sambal to be)
  • 50 ml thick coconut milk
  • 1 dried tamarind slice
  • 2 tbsps pure honey
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves ~ shredded

Preparation :-
  1. Firstly, rub turmeric powder and some salt over the chicken pieces. Allow to marinade for 15 minutes.
  2. Deep fry the chicken in oil until cooked. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric blender, smooth all ingredients marked *.
  4. Stir fry the blended ingredients and dried chilli paste in oil until the oil parts. Stir for almost 15 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add coconut milk, water and tamarind slice, stir and let gravy to boil.
  6. Add salt, brown sugar and honey. Mix in the chicken pieces and kaffir lime leaves. Stir evenly.
  7. Allow the gravy to simmer for another 5 minutes and dish out :)

WISH YA'LL A SPLENDID WEEKEND!







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33 comments :

  1. LOveeee sukanya tengok ayam sambal love ni masuk list heheheh welcome back dear

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  2. Hi! Dear.. thank you so much sebab sudi singgah my dapur and became one of my fav neighbours.. i follow you last month already..:)) only just today i drob my coments...:))) wahh.. your cooKING really like KING! cayalah! sedap and mengecurkan i heehhh.. and cute sangatlah your son and daughter tu! macam hero and heroin dalam Movie..:))) muahzzz

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  3. Dear, hope you are fine by now, ya , too often sitting in front of pc, not good for us. This sambal is sweet, spicy and flavourful,sound really good. Wish you a Happy Mother's day too.

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  4. hi dear, how are you. not well but still cooking this delicious looking chicken- i guess time consuming too with many ingredients added... but in the end it tastes so great, that it becomes an appetizer when you dont feel well and no appetite to eat. have a great weekend

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  5. hope ur doing fine now... glad to have u back again, have a great weekend :)

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  6. Hope all is well at your end...WE missed you...So Ashika is enjoying her new toy ;-) Looking at the ingredients I am imagining the taste of this superb looking dish...

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  7. Hope you are doing great now... delicious chicken...

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  8. hii love.hppy mother day for u..and that sambal chicken look sumting special la.hope u fine now.:)

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  9. Happy Mother's Day! What a lovely spicy chicken dish - all the time favourite in this hs!

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  10. hope u're ok now...

    ohhooo... love this one.. thaaaannnkk you for sharing d recipe..!!

    take care..!!

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  11. hai LOVE...happy mother,s to u..welcome back dear..sedapnya ayam sambal tu...fav QH tu tau...hihihi...kebetulan singgah sni..tgh mcari2 recipe dr sni...hehe...tq for sharing the recipe...take care dear....

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  12. Tersangatlah mengancam ayam pedas madu ni..masu list dulu..nanti nak try la..

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  13. Delicious and mouthwatering chicken..yummmy

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  14. irresistable n so tempting..very well done
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. waaah..sedap ni,lawannya nasi panas2 arrr..

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  16. Hope all iz well at ur end, yummy droolworthy chicken sambal sis.

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  17. Hi Love!..looks delicious chicken sambal..:)

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  18. I really want to try this recipe but what is that dried chilli paste. dont know if I can get it here in the UK... Do you think I can make my own? Do you know how to make it? Thanks for your answer.

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    1. Hello Jamila, we use dried chilli paste to make sambal here. So, we prepare the paste in large quantity and will store it in refrigerator for next use. Here's how to prepare it;

      Add 2 cups of dried chillies in a pot.
      Add water until the chillies covered and a spoonful of salt.
      Boil them until the chillies soften.
      Strain excessive water and allow the chiilies to cool.
      Using a food processor, blend the chillies with little water until smooth. This is the paste.
      Use only required amt as per recipe. The balance can be kept for later use.

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    2. Thanks a lot for your reply. I think it is quiet similar to the "harissa" paste . In Morocco, we make this with dried red chillies as well and it is very very very hot! Do you remove seeds or do you keep them?
      Thanks for your time
      xx
      Jamila

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    3. Hi Jamila, I googled Harissa paste and you are right. It's similar. Well, I keep the seeds and will blend them thoroughly. No mention! :)

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    4. Hi dear, I just want to let u know that I made this recipe and it was awesome! It was still spicy for us even if I reduced the amount of dried chilli paste but my husband and i loved it. I really enjoyed that combination of sweet, sour and spicy. Thanks a lot for sharing! xx

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    5. Hello again Jamila!!! Wow thank you so much for trying the recipe. Some chillies are really spicy..some not. I love spicy but my hubby and kids don't take much spicy. :)
      Again, thanks..and glad you both loved the dish. Keep in touch and take care! ;)

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  19. Aww...so sorry to hear that you were down with cold and your guestbook got lost. Hey, this chicken sambal looks so stunning!! Loved the recipe and saving this recipe for the weekend. :)

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  20. This Chicken Sambal looks so delicious! Glad to see you back. Take good care of yourself!

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  21. Hi Love dearie! Miss you too...Uisshh, what a tempting chicken sambal you had there.. Btw, here wishing you Happy Belated Mother's Day and take care....muaaahhh!

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  22. Yummy! I have been looking for Malay recipes & I know where to look for now. Thx for sharing.

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  23. Splendid mouthwatering dish... am KIV-ing this ...as this would be delicious served with Nasi Tomato, come this Raya :D, Plan awal2 :D

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  24. Chicken looks very tempting with sambal coated all over it .. love its color very much

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