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Thursday 9 August 2012

Nyonya Ayam Sioh / Chicken in Coriander & Tamarind Sauce

Yes, it is true that sometimes when we browsed the pages in the cookbook or in the websites and if a photo of that food doesn't look appealing we would usually ignore it without thinking to give it a try first.  Are you one of it?  Maybe your answer would be "sometimes".

As what Lisa H. of From My Lemony Kitchen described in this "Nyonya Ayam Sioh", nothing really that appealing and plain looking dish but as I read on the content of this dish, she urged us to try this and said we will fall in love with this dish!

So I give it a try today!  The verdict? It is so fragrant and taste delicious ~ the main ingredient is the coriander and I usually loves sour sauce.

"Nyonya Ayam Sioh " / Chicken in Coriander & Tamarind Sauce

8 chicken drumsticks
1 brown onion, pounded & extract the juice
½ cup soy bean paste / taucu
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
½ cup coriander seeds, pan fried/roasted & grind fine
2 tbsp tamarind paste (or 100g tamarind pulp strained & extract with 1 cup water)
2 tbsp sugar

Heat cooking oil and sauté onion pulp till golden brown.

Add in chicken and the bean paste.  Mix well.

Add in the grind coriander, dark soy sauce, tamarind juice and the onion extract.  Add in sugar.  Add about ½ cup water if the sauce is too thick.

Cook till the gravy thickened and the chicken is cooked thoroughly.

To serve:  Heat 2 tbsp of oil in frying pan, fry chicken with some gravy till slightly brown.

This dish is easy to cook, why not give it a try.  Nyonya dish is always delicious!

  The gravy can makes you go for another plate of rice!

Oh, after I have posted / published this dish out, Wendy of Table for 2...or more informed and suggested me to submit it to Malaysian Food Fest hosted by yummylittlecooks.  And why not?  Ayam Sioh is a nyonya dish and it should be from Melaka!

I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest 
hosted by Cindy of YummyLittleCooks