Sunday, October 28, 2012

Santan-less Chicken Rendang

Assalamualaikum dear readers,

Sabrina is allergic to coconut milk. A severe case is when she was in Standard one. She had just a lick of the coconut milk while at a day care which landed her on a hospital bed for more than a week. As she grows older, she is very cautious with the ingredients that are in her food. Experience teaches her to be more cautious as asthma attack is definitely something that you can act lighly upon.

As Ibu, I have to creatively modify the ingredients to suit her. Therefore, here goes how I make my Santan-less Chicken Rendang. Perhaps there are someone out there who are facing the same problem.

The ingredients:

2 stalk of lemon grass
2 inches of ginger
1 inch of fresh tumeric
2 large onions
4 red chillis
10 small chillis (cili padi)

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender till fine.

Other ingredients:
Chicken - Cleaned and cut into small pieces to your liking. I leave the skin on this time.
1 cup of evaporated milk
tumeric leaves - sliced
2 tablespoon cooking oil
2 tablespoon brown sugar
Salt to taste

How to:
Heat 2 tablespoon of cooking oil in a wok.
Put all the blended ingredients into it. let it boil.
Add the chicken. Let everything simmer and the chicken tender.
Add more water till you get the thickness that you like.
Later add the milk, and tumeric leaves.
When you see the oil starts to come out (if not, you should add some more cooking oil or olive oil), put in the tumeric leave, salt and sugar.
Let it simmer again and ready to be served.


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