Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi

This is one of the famous Malay dishes.... Chicken In Spicy Yellow Coconut Milk. Negeri Sembilan origins, one of the fourteen states in Malaysia located about 1 hour journey from Kuala Lumpur... Negeri Sembilan cuisines are well known with pungent and chili hot tongue biting... A lot of chilies, but i really like it...
Thanks to Aunt Hamidah, Sera's mom... My childhood friend and a very good friend. They have taught me this very delicious chicken dish. Very simple and absolutely finger liking good!
Not necessary with chicken only, it goes well with fish, beef and even prawn... the smell of fresh turmeric and lemongrass gives a lot of authentic taste and tangy aroma. And It is just irresistible.. YAYY..... I can't help myself from eating double as much as than usual.... Dealing with it, I am lacking of self control.... YAY....
Traditionally adding in coconut milk, nowadays will be more convenient with packed and pasteurized coconut milk... 250 ml in a packet is equivalent to 1 thick coconut milk... In my cooking, if I am using ready-to-use coconut milk, I love to mix in evaporated milk to add more milky taste into the dish...

Ingredients :
1/2 bird of chicken

1 packet of coconut milk

Evaporated milk


Fresh turmeric
Turmeric leaves

Garcinia rind

  • Blend turmeric and chilies
  • Pound lemongrass
  • Add in with chicken and coconut milk
  • Add in potato and evaporated milk
  • Simmer till tender
  • Add in garcinia rind and turmeric leaves
  • Add in salt and ready to serve


Chicken Karahi

My Jackel is being too much baby... She always want to be pampered, she loves me to baby talk her... Jackel eats a lot and plays a lot too, the weather isn't that hot.. otherwise she will be making noise.... maybe feeling uncomfortable.... My sweet little Jackel... She has been living with me for the past 4 months.... ever since I found her by the road side... Petite with naive looks in the eyes.... but smart and sweet....
MEOOOWWW..... she comes with a greeting every time I got to mom's house.... a loyal friend and a very good listener. A fun traveler as well, she was with me up and down from Kuala Lumpur to Jitra and from Jitra back to Kuala Lumpur again...
Today, my Jackel got very excited with something that i brought from home.... I packed some of my Chicken Karahi which I cooked last night to mom's house... Some food for my brothers to try..... the smell from the chicken was driving Jackel crazy.... she couldn't stop making noise... I guess she can sense how good the cook is.... the smell tells everything.... :p YUMMMY....
This dish is nice with chapati and even with rice, make it a little soupy by adding more liquid... add in shredded cooked chicken breast instead of whole chicken and sprinkle with chopped parsley, then it will be very nice with French toast...! Even me will start MEOOOWING too.... MEOWWW....
Chicken Karahi is very similar to Chicken Caldareta from the Philippines... Chicken Caldareta has more ingredients such as potato, carrot and bell pepper... but the taste is almost the same, except for Chicken Karahi is slightly pungent with chili powder and green chili..... Asian Fusion....

Ingredients :
1/2 bird of chicken
2 onions
5 garlic
1 inch of ginger
Tomato and green chili
Chili powder
Cooking oil
  • Heat oil and saute onion
  • Add in salt, garlic and ginger
  • Add in chicken and simmer
  • Add in tomato and green chili
  • Simmer till tender and ready to serve


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