Thursday, September 30

spicy chicken soup

today, i'm going to feature my favourite dish which i often cook since i was in my secondary school. it is *drumrolls* spicy chicken soup. i reallllllly love this dish and everytime i made this, i will cook together my grandmother's special sambal ikan bilis tumbuk. so, i'm going to share with you recipe for this dish!


above are the pictures of ingredients (a bit different approach i use this time) :P

dry spices:
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamom

2 onions
2 garlic
2 cm ginger
*blend all together

2 tbsp soup powder
1 tbsp kurma powder
*mix with 1 tbsp water

half chicken - cut into small pieces
1 tbsp black pepper - pound
*marinade chicken with pounded black pepper for 1 hour

2 potatoes - cut into large cube
1 carrot - cut into small pieces
2 celery stick - cut into large cube

500 ml water

to garnish:
spring onions
soup leaves
dried fried shallot - bawang goreng

1 - heat oil in a pot. pour in star anise, cardamom and cinnamon. stir until all those spices become slightly large.
2 - pour in the onion paste and keep on stirring until the aroma arises.
3 - add in the powder paste and keep on stirring until spices are cooked it forms an oil. do not let it burned!
4 - add in marinated chicken and stir to blend the spices with chicken. after chicken has release its juices, pour in water.
5 - add in the vegetables except for celery and let it simmer until the vegetables become tender.
6 - season with salt.
7 - after chicken and vegetables are tender, add in celery. stir for a while and turn off the heat. this is to maintain the crispiness of celery.
8 - garnish with spring onion, soup leaves and dried fried shallots before serving.

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