Chicken (ayam) rendang

Main Dish
8 servings
40 min
40 min
Say yum; say yes to Malaysia's authentic Chicken rendang.


Number of serving: 8
1 whole chicken (about 600g) - cut into medium size pieces

2 daun kunyit (turmeric leaves) - shredded

1cup thick coconut milk

2 small pieces asam jawa/dried tamarind

2 1/2 tbsp kerisik (coconut paste)

Salt to taste


1 inch ginger

6 shallots

1 lemongrass/serai

1 inch galangal/lengkuas

1/2 inch fresh turmeric/kunyit hidup

10-15 dried red chilies (or as preferred)

** Add some water and blend/ground to a thick smooth paste


  • Add chicken, spice paste, coconut milk, dried tamarind and salt into a large wok.

    Simmer and stir as and when needed.

    Continue to simmer until gravy evaporates and chicken is cook.

    Add kerisik/coconut paste and turmeric leaves.

    Stir a couple of times and remove from heat.


Chicken (Ayam) Rendang, photo 1
Chicken (Ayam) Rendang, photo 2


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