Galangal fried chicken (ayam goreng lengkuas)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
30 min


Number of serving: 4
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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