Saturday, September 19, 2009

Twenty Ninth Day Ramadan - Ketupat Nona, Spicy Chicken and Peanut Sauce

The last night of Ramadan must end with ketupat rendang. However, I decided to cook ketupat ( pressed cooked rice) segera (instant) with peanut sauce and for the meat is chicken cook in spicy sambal. Before I enjoy all of this delicious authentic Malaysian meal to celebrate Aidil Fitri, I save the food in a container for Gertrude. She is coming to celebrate Raya with me. That is very thoughtful of her.

This time I decided to blend the basic ingredients for each meal in just one time.
For all three meals including the lodeh, here is the basic ingredients to blend.

10 medium size onions
4 inches frozen galanghal (lengkuas)
4 inches fresh ginger
10 garlic
2 tablespoon chopped lemongrass
1/3 cup dried shrimp
20 red cherry hot peppers ( remove the seeds)
( Divide this blend into 3 parts. The third part should be less than the other two because we will use it in the lodeh.

Spicy peanut sauce:
3 cups honey roasted peanuts (grind coarsely )
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock

In 1/4 cup olive oil, heat on medium one part of the blended spices until lightly brown.
Add ground peanuts.
Stir well.
Add coconut milk.
Stir well.
Add chicken stock.
Set the heat to low.
Simmer until oil comes to the surface. Stir and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
Add more chicken stock or water if you like more gravy.
Salt to taste. My chicken stock is already salty, so I don't have to salt it.

To cook the pressed rice.
In a big pot, boil the plastic packed rice cover with lots of water for 1 hour. I am using low heat to slowly cook the rice. I also add 3 pieces pandan leaves to get the sweet aroma. When the rice in the plastic bag plump up, turn off the heat and let the pressed rice completely cool before cutting.

Spicy Sambal Chicken:
3 pieces young chicken leg quarters cut into bite size.
In 1/4 cup olive oil, fry the blended ingredients listed above.
Add chicken.
Stir well.
Add 1 cup chicken stock.
Cook until chicken is fully cook. Meaning no blood running out of the chicken.

Coleslaw salad mix
Shredded carrots
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock.

In a big pot mix all ingredients plus the blended spices and simmer until bubbly.



  1. Selamat Hari Raya Zue! Wah bestnya Gert datang celebrate with you. Berapa lama dia tidur situ?

  2. I would like to wish you and your family Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitril!!!

  3. Farina, Selamat Hari Raya! Gertrude tak tidur pun. She went back the same day.

    Hani, Selamat Hari Raya ! Banyak makan kuih raya?

    Sally, thank you.