August 30, 2007

Tumeric Fried Chicken

Tumeric Fried Chicken I found this recipe from Lilian Chan's site. Its very simple and easy to make. My kids just love it and I attempted this yesterday and found it too salty. We cooked it again today with lesser salt and it turned out perfect. My Gilly has requested it for tomorrow and I think 3 days of Tumeric Fried Chicken is way too often.

This is the recipe with some adjustment to the salt.

6 pieces chicken (preferably thighs)
2 tablespoon tumeric powder
1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
1/2 tablespoon fennel powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Method: Season chicken and leave overnight in the fridge. (I use a Ziploc bag and shake it to mix them well)

FRYING METHOD: If you have spices like fennel, cumin, cardamon etc, put some in to flavor the oil. Otherwise, just forget it. Heat oil and fry chicken until cooked. Tips: Heat oil till bubbling, add chicken to sear for a while. Lower heat and slowly fry for about 30 minutes. Take chicken out of the oil. Heat oil again by turning up fire. When bubbling, add chicken again. This will ensure that chicken pieces aren’t clogged with oil. Remove and soak up oil with paper towel.

Note: I used my deep fryer and started off with 360ºF then lowered it to 300ºF for 30 min and finally raised it back to 300ºF for the final frying as instructed above.

Do try this recipe. Its very easy.


Beachlover on 30 August, 2007 23:51 said...

Wow!! I never think of tumeric!! I just bought 3lbs of drumstick,mayne I should cook few pieces for myself.My hubby smell curry and kunyit lari kuat kuat..said stinky!!..Must ask your Gillian teach my hubby how to eat this for sharing!!

Geraldine on 31 August, 2007 09:29 said...

Does ur hubby eat satay? I know alot of kwai-los like satay and its mostly kunyit. Lucky the tumeric powder can be used, if not hands all yellow. I always know mum has made nasi kunyit cos her hands will be yellow.

Cat Cat on 04 September, 2007 23:50 said...

Your ayam goreng looks sooooo good. Eh, what is fennel powder?
Can find it in the grocery store ke? I'm a big fan of tumeric chicken. Hubby loves satay. Will try your tumeric chicken someday.

Geraldine on 05 September, 2007 19:38 said...

cat cat,

Fennel is jintan manis. You can find them in the spice section at any Grocery store. For this recipe it calls for fennel powder so I just grinded it myself.


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