Galangal fried chicken (ayam goreng lengkuas)

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1 kg whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
4 tablespoons shredded galangal
2 salam leaves or bay leaves as substitute
1 stalk lemon grass, bruised
Oil for deep-frying

Ingredients for the Spices paste:
3 cloves garlic
5 shallots
3 candlenuts, roasted
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Salt and sugar to taste

Put all the ingredients in a mortar and using pestle grind into spice paste


Combine chicken with ground spices and shredded galangal and mix thoroughly.
Heat oil in wok – or use a frying pan and fry the chicken.
Add salam leaves and lemon grass.
Cover the wok and fry over low heat, adding a little water if necessary.
Cook the chicken until golden brown, then drain.

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