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!
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
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
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.