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Chicken with Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy Recipe

Chicken with Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy Recipe

(Ayam Lemak)

Ingredients : Serves 6

1.5 kg

2 1/2 teaspoons


3 stalks


1 teaspoon

3 tablespoons

3 cups

3 strips

2 teaspoons

Roasting chicken

Finely grated fresh ginger

Medium onions, chopped

Lemon grass or rind of 1 lemon

Red chilies, seeded or 2 teaspoons sambal ulek

Ground turmeric


Thick coconut milk

Pandanus leaves or fresh basil leaves


Method :
  • Cut chicken into curry pieces.

  • Pound the ginger, onions, lemon grass or rind and the chilies with a mortar and pestle, or grind in electric blender with a little oil until they form a paste.

  • Rub chicken pieces with turmeric until they are coated all over.

  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan and fry the ground ingredients over a low heat, stirring constantly for 15 minutes or until soft and golden.

  • Add chicken and fry for further 10 minutes.

  • Add coconut milk, pandanus leaves or basil leaves and salt and simmer uncovered until chicken is tender.

  • Serve with white rice or nasi lemak.

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