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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 :)