Ayam Masak Merah Resepi Atuk Abah (Atuk Abah’s Chicken in Red Sauce)

Atuk Abah is a Malay word for grandfather. This is a really lovely chicken dish. It is spicy and creamy. It goes very well with the apple chutney and plain or pilau rice. I served it once to my mother-in-law and she loved it so much she took some home in a doggy bag. The original recipe uses tomato ketchup and is usually sweetened with either honey or sugar. But, of course, me being me, I have adjusted the recipe so it is suitable for diabetics.

Ingredients:

500 gm chicken pieces on the bone (or you could use boneless chicken thighs)

2 tsp turmeric

1 onion (peeled  and roughly chopped)

2 clove garlic

1 inch cube ginger (chopped)

2  fat stalks lemon grass (finely chopped)

1 inch galangal (finely chopped)

2 tbsp ground almond

1 tbsp chilli powder (reduce to your tolerance level if you are chilli sensitive)

1 small can evaporated milk

1 tbsp tomato puree

juice of 1 lemon

3 green cardamom

2 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

3 cloves

2 tbsp groundnut oil

salt and pepper

some coriander leaves for garnish

Serve 4-6

Heat the oven to gas mark 8. Start with the chicken. Season the chicken pieces with the turmeric, salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tbsp of the groundnut oil over the chicken. Turn the chicken pieces so the each piece is coated in oil.  Arrange the chicken pieces in baking tray in single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Once done, cool the chicken. Save the juices.

Next blend the onion, garlic, ginger, lemon grass and galangal with a tablespoon of water until smooth.  Heat the rest of the oil in large deep frying pan. Fry the whole spices and as soon as they turn fragrant, add the blended ingredients. Stir well to stop catching. Next add the chilli powder and keep stirring. Add the tomato puree and the milk. Next add the baked chicken and juices. Turn the chicken pieces over to coat them with the sauce. Then add the ground almonds. Finally add the lemon juice. Season well and taste. Garnish with the coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or quinoa pilaf (if you are diabetic).

 

Terbaru: Atas permintaan Maklong  tuliskan resepi ini semula dalam bahasa Malaysia.

Bahan-bahannya:

500 gm ayam dipotong kecil

2 sudu teh kunyit serbuk

1 bawang besar dikupas dan dipotong kasar

2 ulas bawang putih

1 inci halia

2 batang serai dicincang halus

1 inci lengkuas dicincang halus

2 sudu besar serbuk badam

1 sudu serbuk cili

1 tin kecil susu cair

1 sudu besar tomato puri

1 biji lemon diperah jusnya

3 buah pelaga

2 kayu manis

1 bunga lawang

bunga cengkih

2 sudu besar  minyak masak (Mak Long gunakan minyak kacang tanah)

Garam dan lada hitam

Daun ketumbar untuk hiasan

Caranya:

Panaskan dapur oven pada  suhu 230C atau gas mark 8. Perapkan ayam dengan kunyit, garam, lada hitam dan 1 sudu minyak.  Gaulkan supaya  setiap ketulan ayam diselaputi minyak dan bumbu. Aturkan ketulan ayam di atas dulang pembakar dalam satu lapisan (tidak bertindih) dan bakar selama  20-30 minit. Setelah masak, sejukkan dan simpan jus ayam.

Kisar bawang besar, bawang putih, halia, serai dan lengkuas bersama satu sudu air sehingga halus. Panaskan lebihan minyak dalam kuali dan masukkan rempah tumis (buah pelaga, kayu manis, bunga lawang dan bunga cengkih). Masukkan bahan kisar dan kacau. Masukkan serbuk cili dan kacau lagi. Masukkan tomato puri dan susu diikuti dengan ayam yang telah dibakar bersama jusnya. Balikkan ayam supaya  diselaputi sosnya. Masukkan jus lemon. Jangan lupa garam dan lada hitam. Hidangkan bersama nasi atau quinoa dengan dihiasi hirisan daun ketumbar.

 

 

 

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Ayam Masak Merah Resepi Atuk Abah (Atuk Abah’s Chicken in Red Sauce)

  1. salam mak long, tengok rupa dan bahan yg digunakan pun dah tahu ayam masak merah ni sedap…bertuah ada atuk abah yg pandai masak dan perturunkan ilmu kepada cucu cicitnya, terima kasih mak long kerana x kedekut ilmu dan sudi berkongsi dengan org lain pula…

  2. Mak Long

    Salam Mama Atiq,
    terima kasih sudi singgah. Banyak lagi resepi atuk abah yang Maklong belom simpan lagi. :)

  3. melza

    nape x de resepi dlm bhasa mlayu….

  4. za

    syukran mak long..za hargai resei yg mak long kongsi.Membantu sangat2.

  5. terima kasih atas resepi yg diberi.kami hargai nya.

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