Grilled Chicken in Banana Leaf Recipe

Grilled Chicken in Banana Leaf Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg chicken

1 teaspoon tamarind

3 tablespoons cooking oil

6 salam leaves

3 stalks lemon grass, halved and bruised (white part only)

350 cc coconut milk


Banana leaves, for wrapping


Spices (ground)

8 candlenuts, roasted or fried

1/2 tablespoon galangal, chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric, chopped

8 shallots

4 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon cilantro

1/4 teaspoon powdered cumin

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Salt and sugar to taste


Method :

Wash the chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Cut into 8 pieces and rub with salt and tamarind. Let it stand for 30 minutes. Heat a wok with oil and saute the ground spices, lemon grass and salam leaves until fragrant. Add the chicken and fry for a few minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, stirring from time to time until the chicken is half-cooked. Take 2 pieces of banana leaves and add 1 salam leaf and 1 stalk lemon grass together with 3 pieces of chicken. Roll up and secure both ends of the banana leaves with toothpicks. Repeat for the rest of the chicken. Grill the banana leaves wrapped chicken until it is cooked and dry. Serve immediate while hot.


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