Monday, March 18, 2013

Malay Red Cooked Chicken / Ayam Masak Merah (Kids version)

Pin It Now!
Pin It
I never think that I can cook Malay Red Cooked Chicken for kids until I read it from My Little Favourite DIY. I omit chili totally as my kids can’t take any heat. Yes this dish is well received by them. But for me I prefer to go with some hot chili sauce :D Next time will cook it and serve with pasta as main course.

Adapted and slightly modified from My Little Favourite DIY 
Malay Red Cooked Chicken / Ayam Masak Merah

6 chicken wings (used the drumlet and middle joint, about 600g)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Dash of pepper

2 shallots
½ cm ginger
2 cloves of garlic

1 inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves (bunga cengkih)
3 cardamoms (buah pelaga)
1 red onion sliced

½ cup tomato ketchup
½ cup evaporated milk (or coconut milk)
½ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoon sugar to taste

1. Marinate chicken with salt, turmeric and pepper for at least 30 minutes.

2. Mill shallots, ginger and garlic.

3. Heat wok, add in 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Arrange chicken parts and pan fry till the skin turns brown. Dish up.
*It’s ok if the chicken is not cooked thoroughly and still oozes some blood.

4. Add in 1-2 tablespoons oil, sauté the milled ingredients on medium heat until it looks glossy, put in dry spices and sliced onion and continue to sauté until the onions looks translucent and wilts.

5. Put in the ingredients (C), return chicken into the wok and cook until the gravy reduces to preferred amount. Serve!

I like to link this post to 

~ Recipe Box#38 hosted by Bizzy Bakes

See Ya In The Gumbo hosted by Ms. enPlace

~Little Thumbs Up event organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY with ‘Tomato’ as March theme


  1. HI Viv,
    Your kids version of AMM looks great!!
    Glad it is well received by your kids.
    Now i am thinking of cooking this for my kids

    Thanks for linking to LTU:D


  2. Hi Vivian, I cooked this dish too over the weekend. I used skinless chicken thighs [healthier for old folks]. Turned out well and more tasty the next day. It's a keeper.

  3. Lovely dish! Looks delicious, and I can see why the kids love it!

  4. Hi Viv,

    I remember this recipe! This originates from Doreen!

    Even Kimmy likes it too... Sounds delicious and I love to try cooking this recipe too :D


  5. This looks delicious! With so many raves, I'm definitely trying it soon

  6. One of my favourite dishes with ghee rice. Yours killing me now dear ;)

  7. Looks good. I like that nice, bright color. Great spices too!
    Thank you for linking this week.

  8. Vivian the dish looks good. I would never stop cooking the chicken untll the juices run clear though - too worried about food poisoning! Hope you are having a good week.

  9. My favourite dish too. I normally used coconut milk.
    Happy weekend.

  10. finger licking good! my kids would love this too :)


Thank you by dropping by my blog. I would appreciate if you can leave comments on my posts for friendships.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...