Spicy Chicken Rendang...

Seeing you again after few weeks! Hope everything is well at your end...

Well, time for blogging is very limited lately...thanks to the laziness which overtook me! But then, no worries at all...my blog will still remain as it is for my loyal readers cum friends. Thank you for trusting my recipes and trying them without any hesitation... ;)

Today, I'm sharing the famous Spicy Chicken Rendang recipe... let's start now!


Ingredients :~

1 kg chicken ~ cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
1/2 tbp turmeric powder

(B) To blend together 
6 tbsp dried chilli paste
7 shallots
5 cloves garlic
1 large onion
1 inch ginger
10 bird's eye chillies
5 stalks lemongrass
2 candlenuts (buah keras)
1/2 inch fresh turmeric
2 inches galangal
sufficient water to form a paste

200ml coconut milk
2 pcs tamarind pulps
2 stalk lemongrass ~ slightly bruised
5 pcs kaffir lime leaves or 2 pcs turmeric leaves ~ thinly sliced
2 tbsp kerisik (toasted and pounded coconut)
salt to taste
cooking oil

Method :~
  1. First of all, marinade chicken pieces with turmeric powder and salt for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, blend ingredients (B) until smooth.
  3. Heat oil in wok and fry the chicken pieces until 3/4 cooked. Set aside.
  4. Use same oil to saute the blended ingredients together with the bruised lemongrass.
  5. Stir the gravy and cook covered for 25-30 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid burnt bottom.
  6. Once you see the oil separates from the gravy, add coconut milk, tamarind pulps and salt.
  7. Stir and allow to boil a few times. Add fried chicken pieces and kaffir lime leaves.
  8. Mix well and cover the lid for another 10 minutes. Stir.
  9. Add toasted coconut, mix evenly. Check for salt. Dish out.

Note:~ You can add more coconut milk or water to make the gravy a little runny. As for me, the gravy must be thick ;)

And to my readers who are really missing my kids...here's a pic for you! They are doing very good, touch wood! Actually I've been updating their pics on my personal FB too...hehe ;)

 Thank you so much for your unconditional love, all! 

See ya'll again!



  1. The Chicken Redang looks good. Love the clicks :)

  2. omg this curry makes me drool shri ;) love how u tempt me with your clicks ;)

  3. Wow..oozing out chicken gravy makes me hungry here..love it Sri!

  4. Cutie pies they are, both ur kiddos :) And this recipe is an Indonesian special right?? Cooked on slow fire for about 4 hours.. That's what my friend told me, not sure if I am confusing with something else !! This looks awesome & I am ready to plunge on to that with some hot soft rotis :)

  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Sri, just the gravy itself is killing me! Oh no, I need extra rice for this rendang. How to go on diet leh?

  6. Hai Rishi..Hai Ashika :)soooo cute ..sooo comel and hensem hehe.

    Nanti nak cuba masak rendang yang pedas begini baru ada Ummphh :)

  7. Super tempting chicken curry. Very cute kids

  8. That's a tempting curry... n the pic of ur kids, lovely!!! :)

  9. Super delicious and inviting chicken curry Veni, cute little kids...

  10. I am drooling here... Ur kids look so cute

  11. Hi akka!! Good to see u back!! Really miss your postings and pictures of your "oh-so-mouthwatering" dishes and "oh-SO-adorable" kids!!
    Just a question, in Part B, you mentioned using dried chili paste..is it like sambal tumis? Or jst any regular chili paste? Sorry if it sounds silly. Hehe
    I was actually just thinking to myself, when la this akka going to make rendang, and there u go! Ur a charm akka!! Hugs

    1. Hi Shailaja! Hru ma??? Ahhh couldn't find you on FB!!! ;)

      Hihi thank you for your kind comments...I've posted Dry Chicken Rendang before ma...without the chilli paste. Yes, dried chilli paste is cili boh ;) You can make at home by soaking some dried chillies in hot boiled water and blending them smooth. Can refrigerate for 1 week, or keep it frozen. :)

      Cheers ma! ;)

    2. Thank you so much ka! Im doing good, so far, surviving, final year ka, haiyoooooo...
      I will surely try ur dry chicken rendang for sure *oops my bad, i forgot..hehe*. my youngest sister is a hard core malay food lover...since we dont get the real deal over here in Australia, I have to make *ellam vithi ka..haha*
      ya, i've been away from FB for abit, will be back soon...viduvoma naggeh..haha..
      Always have, and always will LOVE all ur postings! just so you knw, ur version of the Prawn Masala is a BIG hit among my friends and family here in Australia..did it with lobster instead of prawns once and it turned out absolutely pan-licking good!!.famous aitinggeh ka! =p
      big hugs!! =D

    3. Hi dearie..all the best for your finals ma! Oh really, my Hi5 to your sister...I'm a hard core Malay cuisine lover too ;)
      Okie dear...fb'ku vanthoneh enakku oru msg pannungo. Thank you so much for being a wonderful and sweet person who've been supporting me for many years now ma. Love ya!!!
      Aatha, naan famous ayitten!! Hahaha...thanks dear. Lobster will do justice for the recipe too.
      My best wishes and regards to all your friends and family there, dear. You take care ya...big hugs for you!!! :)

  12. Simply mouthwatering and awesome looking spicy chicken. Wonderfully prepared.

  13. Luks very spicy n hot...nice clicks n tempting chicken..

  14. yummmm... I am just feeling like having a plate of white rice with this now!

  15. Such a drool worthy dish,chicken rendang looks superb...must try this recipe,thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Sri. Try my Kelantan Chicken Rendang. Very simple to cook, using very little ingredients but very delicious. http://www.dapurkakjee.com/2013/06/rendang-ayam-kelantan-yang-mudah-lagi.html

  17. super good creamy rich dish...love the colour

  18. Sri, two plates of rice, please! Your children are getting more handsome/gorgeous all the time!

  19. Omg dont kill me like this...wish i get that whole plate with some rice...

  20. love rendang tu kan look soooooo yummy

  21. This rendang looks so awesome that I have to bookmark it to try. Is it spicy?

  22. Owhhhh Myyyy Goddd...the picture looks so yummilicious! Tak tahan..buat mieza meleleh..makan dengan ketupat on an open house is perfect ni dear? I nak bookmark this page..so sedap!

  23. Hi Love, how are you doing? Waaaa, miss you and your lovely kids so much!! Tengok your rendang pun, fuuuhh dah terliur sangat la Love...nampak cukup mengancam!! Kena kukus pulut kuning dulu...thanks for sharing dear, bookmarked!! ^___^

  24. Hello,
    Awesome rendang.Lovely kids.
    Thanks for sharing


  25. I am salivating over your rendang, Sri, this is the best dish for Hari Raya! keep updating, your recipes are awesome , and Ishika is such a cutie!

  26. I love rendang but have never made it from scratch. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Your babies are adorable!:)

  27. Hi,
    Yup, it's been a long while since I stopped by too! :)
    Your chicken rendang looks delicious! Very good with nasi himpit!

  28. Looks interesting, I'll try this recipe soon :)

  29. les photos parlent d'elles mêmes ton poulet a l'air délicieux bien épicé bravo
    bonne journée

  30. The chicken looks so very delish Sri! Looks like a must try :) I don't think I have candlenuts here though. And the kids are so adorable. Lovely click :)

  31. Its definitely a all time fav dish especially among every other Malaysian. I can eat rendang very often yet it will still tempt me again and again.

  32. your kids are so cute...and the chicken rendang looks amazing,too good to resist

  33. Wow! this looks so delicious dear. nice clicks

  34. Gosh, your food pix makes me drool! Thks for connecting in FB & I'm glad to meet another foodie! Looking fwd to sharing our love for food & hope to see you @ Luxury Haven too!

  35. drool worthy curry, tempting me badly :-)

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  37. Glad I stumbled across your website here. Thanks for sharing such a delicious looking rendang recipe! Very impressive clicks and simple recipe.. I am sure trying this on the weekend.


  38. Hi dear,
    I have tried a few recipes of yours and they turned out so well. My husband's praised me for that. Thank you so much for the share. May God bless you and your beautiful family.


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