Kari Ayam -Indonesian Chicken Curry

Have a soft spot for yummy, spicy food?
I have something for you today.
Let's try Kari Ayam - Indonesian Chicken Curry.

Being the largest archipelagic state with more than 17.000 islands, Indonesia is blessed with a huge variety of food and spices. From the part where I am from, we all love spicy food. And what I mean by spicy is not only using a lot of spices in our food, but also fresh chili. Lots of fresh chili :).

But of course, everything is adjustable. If you don't like or can't take hot and spicy food, you can always reduce or even eliminate those chilies.

So, here are the ingredients you will need:

Chicken breast, thighs and wings - 2 pounds, cut as desired
Potato - peeled and cut into cubes
Coconut milk - 1 can
Lemon grass - 2 pieces, cut and crushed 
Dried bay leaves - 5

Bumbu (to be ground)
Candle nut or kemiri - 3 pieces
Coriande or ketumbar - one teasponfull
Red onion - some thinly sliced, some ground
Garlic - crushed
Chili - as desired
Salt and pepper - as desired.

How to cook:

first, we get the fresh spices or bumbu ready. You can use food processor or the manual stone grinder like I have :). Grind all the bumbu above together until well mixed. The using a pan/skillet, saute thinly sliced red onion and crushed garlic until well cooked and fragrant. Put the ground spices or bumbu and cook it for a while until it's fragrant as well. Then put the chicken and cook it together for about 10 minutes. 

In a medium pot, boil 3 cups of water . Then add the chicken and the cooked spices with the water and cook it until it all boil again and the chicken is well cooked and tender. Put the coconut milk, lemon grass, dried bay leaves and potatoes, cook it for about 10 minutes until they are tender as well. And that's it. Your Kari Ayam - Indonesian Chicken Curry is ready.

Eat it with a portion of hot steam rice and shrimp crackers. Yuuuum.
Bon appetit :).

bon appetit :)


  1. Kare emang makanan top banget ya Mbak, pakai lobak putih juga enak, lebih manis :)

  2. Kari ayamnya begitu memikat hati dan menambah rasa lapar menjelang tengah malam kaya gini.

  3. lezat sekali bikin laperrrr pingin icip..

    kak jika berkanan bs minta tolong untuk folback blog saya. terimakasih :)

  4. jadi inget bapak saya yang hobi banget sama kari ayam Mbak Indah. Huehehe.

  5. Nom.. Nom.. Nom..
    03.53 am and im hungry *sigh hihihihi

  6. Walau tinggal di LN tetep harus meng-Indonesia ya mbak, makanan juga meng-Indonesia, dan jangan lupain kita juga mbak, hhee

  7. It does look delish! I wish I could handle spicy foods because I'd eat this all the time then. This is something that I think Jason would really enjoy. Allison too. They both love the spice!

  8. Wow kare ayamnya ini keliatannya enak bangeeeeettt. Taburi bawang goreng yang banyak, sedaaap!
    Eh itu kerajinan yang di dekat kari ayam, lucu banget :)

  9. Rajin sekali mak indah, sampai masih sempat bikin kari ayam :)
    boleh icip-icip kan mak ^_^

  10. Yum..jadi ingin masak ini :) Aku masih belum ketemu ketumbar sama kemiri di sini :(

  11. One of my faves! I usually eat the Kari ayam with ketupat. Yummyyyyyy...

    Always love your blog post. Inspiring!

    Zia :)

  12. I love curry, I have never tried Indonesian curry but I bet it is absolutely amazing! It definitely looks it!! My pleasure co-hostin every week. Have a wonderful day xx

  13. I know people that do not like curry. I don't get it...I love it! This looks good like always.

  14. Hi Indah, my son loves curry, I have never eaten anything with this spice.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe on #OMHGWW and for Co-Hosting with us this month. I have pinned and shared your recipe today!!

    Have a great week!

  15. You always have the best recipes--plus I love curry! Happy to co-host with you at #OMHGWW.

  16. Oh kemiri itu candle nut ya bahasa inggrisnya. Setiap ke blog dirimu aq brlajar kosakata baru. Nuwun ya makbo

    1. Samaaaa.. aku kalo liat resepnya tante ind jd belajar bahasa inggris masakan :D

  17. Pake lontong plus sambel yg pedes hmmm enakkk

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