Turmeric or some call it 'yellow ginger' or more popular known as 'kunyit' and lemongrass are widely used by the people here especially for cooking curries. This is also one dish that one would normally eat during their confinement period as it believes that it will promote healthy circulatory system. To cook this, one must also be generous with the lemongrass, some onions and fresh turmeric. Just pound them all together and put the chicken pieces for marinating and pan fry them. If you do not want to 'yellow' your fingers, it's advisable to put on gloves while you handle the turmeric or doing the marinating. The colour can stay on your fingers for days and i remember once someone asked me if i always colour my nails and never remove them properly causing them to turn yellow! see how bad that is.
10 pieces of chicken wings
6-7 pieces of thumbsize fresh turmeric
4 stalks of fresh lemongrass, white parts, cut into small pieces
( can leave some green parts for fying later)
8-10 small onions
a little salt
oil for pan frying
4 tablespoons of tamarind juice ( optional)
1. Clean and cut each piece of chicken wing into 2 parts.
2. Rub a little salt on to the chicken wings and leave on for 30 mins and rinse after that.
3 .Pound the lemongrass and the small onions together until fine. Use this to marinate the chicken for several hours or overnight if you wish.
4. Pour enough oil into the wok just for pan frying on medium fire, you dont need a lot of oil as the chicken wings are not going to be deep fried. You might need to fry this in 2 batches and also can throw in some green parts of the lemongrass stalk if you wish. There might also be some leftover marinates on the plate just save them for frying later
5. Pan fry the chicken wings until cooked and golden in colour
6.If you like a little sour juicy flavour in the chicken, you can add in the tamarind juice here and cook for another 2 minutes. Dish out.
7.Fry the leftover marinates in the wok for 2 minutes , scoop up and pour onto the cooked chicken.
Muhibbah Malaysia Monday #2 event hosted by 3 hungry tummies