• Prep Time 60 minutes
  • Cook Time 60 minutes
  • Serving For 10 People
  • Difficulty Normal
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Recipe Description

Learn how to make Ayam Masak Merah from basic, a signature Malaysian Dish that made with chicken, spice and red chill oil. It is complex, spicy yet appetizing.

Recipe Ingredient

  • [Ayam Masak Merah]:
  • 1kg whole chicken (cut into 10 pieces)
  • 1tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • cooking oil
  • [Ground spices]:
  • 10 shallots (peeled)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 2in old ginger (peeled)
  • 4tbsp chilli boh
  • 2tbsp coriander powder
  • 1tsp cumin powder
  • 3tbsp almond (ground)
  • [Others]:
  • 5tbsp cooking oil
  • 1in cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 small bottle chilli sauce
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
  • 5 red chilli (cut half)
  • 5 green chilli (cut half)
  • 2 tomato (cut wedges into six)
  • 5in pandan leaf
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1/2can green peas (small)
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Marinated the chicken with turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Deep fry until 3/4 cooked, put aside.
  3. Blend the ground spices with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  4. Heat oil until hot, sauté ground spices until fragrant.
  5. Add in cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise. Fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomato paste and chilli sauce, stir-fry well until the tomato paste becomes oily.
  7. Then add in the chicken, pandan leaf and lemongrass together.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender and gravy turns thick.
  9. Lastly add evaporated milk, chillies and tomatoes.
  10. Season with salt and sugar.
  11. Garnish with green peas.

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11 thoughts on “Ayam Masak Merah”

  1. Jennifer - June 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    No. 6. … Until the tomato paste is become oily….. Great English!

    Reply
    • Kuali Admin - June 9, 2016 at 12:46 am

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for spotting the error. We have rectified it. We appreciate and value your support.

      The Kuali Team.

      Reply
  2. Ben - December 9, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Clear easy instructions. No.9 – for how long please? Thanks.

    Reply
  3. Sari - December 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Cant wait to spend my weekend with the girls….ask them for a cooking jam

    Reply
  4. bobsweet - December 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Salam. Thank you for this tasty recipe. I’d cooked ayam masak merah for tonight dish. It turns out great and delicious. I had no tomato paste, i used fresh tomato & tomato sauce, i had no evaporated milk, i substituted coconut milk.

    Reply
  5. Marsha - December 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Great ayam masak merah recipe indeed. Preferably use ayam kampong will taste better and jucier.
    Te teer

    Reply
  6. Musalmah - January 9, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Great dish,a and a very clear instructions. Thanks

    Reply
  7. Priya - January 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Great recepi?

    Reply
  8. Az - February 27, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Will try to impress my wife..

    Reply
  9. Ong - May 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I think it will be more perfect if there is a measuring unit for the ingredients rather than guessing how much to add.

    Reply
    • Kuali
      Kuali - May 31, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Hi Ong,

      Thanks for raising the error. We have rectified it and thank you for supporting us.

      Kuali Team

      Reply

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