Friday, July 20, 2012

Ayam masak kicap or Chicken in soya sauce malay style ala Zu

One of my kids favourite is chicken in soya sauce gravy.  There are many version of chicken in soya sauce, some are more savoury with spices like cinnamon, cloves etc, some are very simple no spices at all and some like what my late mom used to cook is added with tomato ketchup/puree for added flavour like this one.

You can see there are rings of onions (the more the merrier) and fried potato wedges added to it.  The version i made is non-spicy but if you want to have more kick to it, you can add chili paste.  The recipe is just an estimate.  You can add abit more of the soya sauce to suit your taste.

What you need:
1 chicken cut into 8-10 pcs
3tsp tumeric powder
1tsp salt
7 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
5 shallots
3 large red onions, cut into rings
4 potatoes, cut into wedges
7T ketchup or tomato puree
1/2 C sweet dark soya sauce, (cap kipas udang, Habhal's brand)
1/4C dark soya sauce
3T oil
a bit water
black pepper to taste

What you do:
1. Marinade the chicken pieces with tumeric and salt for about 20mins, then fry or bake them till they are about 3/4 cooked, put them aside
2. Fry or bake the potato wedges and put them aside
3. Blend garlic, ginger and shallots into paste
4. Heat wok or pot with oil and add the paste, stir till they are fragrant
5. Add ketchup or puree and stir till well blended and let it simmer for about 10mins, add a bit of water if it gets too dry
6. Add the soya sauce, stir well, add pepper to taste.  At this stage you can add water or adjust the soya sauce to suit your taste
7. Once gravy starts to bubble, add the chicken and onions and let it simmer for 15-20mins
8. Add potatoes and continue to let it simmer till the chicken onions and potatoes are well coated with the sauce
9. Serve it hot with rice

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