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Spicy, Flavourful Malay Fried Chicken, Ayam Goreng Berempah!

If you love fried chicken, you have to try this recipe!

Ayam goreng berempah, malay fried chicken
Ayam Goreng Berempah is seriously yummy fried chicken!

Ayam Goreng Berempah

Serves 4


  • 800g fresh chicken parts, or wings

  • (Blend to a paste in a grinder) 4 cloves garlic 2 medium shallots 1 inch galangal 3 sticks of lemongrass (chop up the white parts only)

  • (Mix into a batter) 1 egg, beaten 1.5 tbsp curry powder 2 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp sesame oil 1.5 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp cornflour Curry leaves (about 1 tbsp)

  • 2 cups of cooking oil


  1. Mix all of the above ingredients into the chicken and leave to marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Heat up a wok with 2 cups of vegetable oil.

  3. To test if the oil is hot enough for deep-frying, drop one curry leaf into the oil and observe if bubbles form around it.

  4. Slowly slide the chicken pieces into the oil and deep-fry till it turns golden brown, around 8-10 minutes.

  5. Remove the chicken pieces and drain on paper towels. Turn up the heat for the oil and slide the fried chicken parts back into the hot oil to refry. Remove after half a minute.

  6. Serve and eat fresh!

Ayam Goreng Berempah, Malay Fried Chicken



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