• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1.5kg chicken, cut into 6 pieces
  • 50g tamarind paste mixed with 100ml water (squeezed for tamarind juice)
  • 300ml thick coconut milk
  • Spices (ground and combined):
  • 5-6 shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2cm piece ginger
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 4 tbsp chilli paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Seasoning:
  • 1-2 tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Combine ground spices with tamarind juice and coconut milk.
  2. Put chicken pieces in large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in combined spices, coconut milk mixture and add seasoning.
  4. Mix well until chicken is coated with marinade. Keep in the refrigerator for several hours or preferably overnight.
  5. Remove and grill the marinated chicken pieces over a charcoal pit or bake in the oven until meat is cooked and slightly charred.

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