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Ayam Klaten

Ayam Klaten

Sunday is a creative day, I just made Ayam Klaten. Ayam means chicken, Klaten is name of ย a city in Indonesia. So this recipe should be originally from Klaten. But please Klaten people, don’t be mad at me if the recipe is not exactly same as yours. ๐Ÿ˜€

This food is luxurious with many spices ( I used fresh spices). I used ayam kampung,ย ย the chickens that are raised using traditional free range production techniques. It’s very healthy definitely very delicious but of course little bit more expensive.

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List of spices in Bahasa (I used some of those)


  • 1 ayam kampung
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 shallot cloves (bawang merah)
  • 5 garlic cloves (bawang putih)
  • 4 candlenuts (kemiri)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds (ketumbar)
  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds (adas)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin (jinten)
  • 2 star anise (bunga lawang)
  • 2 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 2 cm galangal (lengkuas)
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamarin
  • 2 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 lemongrass stick (sereh)
  • 3 salam leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups water


  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and lemon juice and sit it about 15 minutes
  • Roast: coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin, star anise about 1 minutes until fragrance
  • Mince: roasted spices, shallots, garlic, candlenuts, ginger, galangal
  • Heat vegetable oil, add mince spices, lemongrass and salam leaves
  • Add chicken
  • Add coconut milk an water
  • Add palm sugar, tamarin and salt
  • Boil with medium heat about 30 minutes until chicken is tender
  • Chicken will be beautifully brown, tender, juicy and delicious
  • Done ๐Ÿ™‚

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