Recipe of the week: Duku Manuk Lalapan

March 29, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Duku Manuk Lalapan or Chicken Meat. Cooked in a spicy broth a real home cooked recipe hard to find in most restaurants. Ingredients half a  fresh chicken 3 cloves of garlic 2 bay leaves 1 large hazelnut 1 cm cubed of fresh ginger 2 cm cubed of fresh turmeric 1 cm cubed of fresh galangal 2 stems of lemongrass 1 teaspoon of ground coriander 2 tablespoons of red palm sugar salt to taste 1 glass of coconut water (from the center) Preparation 1/ Peel the garlic, ginger, turmeric, galangal, hazelnut and cut them up then pound into a fine paste. 2/ Take the chicken and cut it up into large pieces then place them in a large saucepan add all the ingredients from step 1 then mix it together with your hands, leave it aside for an hour to soak up the mixture. 3/ Then add the coriander, plus the lemongrass cut into strips. 4/ Add the coconut water plus enough normal water to cover the chicken then add the bay leaves, palm sugar and cook until the liquid has reduced by half adding a little salt to taste. 5/ Now the chicken is ready! You may shallow fry the …


Recipe of the week: Duku Manuk Curry

March 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Duku Manuk Curry or Chicken Meat Curry  is a Torajan recipe served in most good Torajan restaurants. Ingredients half a  fresh chicken 1 bulb of garlic 6 shallots 1 spring onion 1 long red chili 2 cm cubed of fresh turmeric 1 stem of lemongrass 1 vegetable stock cube 5 small curry leaves dash of salt teaspoon of black pepper vegetable oil Preparation 1/ Take the chicken and cut it up into pieces then place them in a large bowl add salt and pepper mixing it together with your hands. 2/ Peel the shallots and garlic and finely cut them up. 3/ De-seed and chop long red chili. 4/ Chop spring onion into 1 cm lengths. 5/ Peel the turmeric and chop roughly, cut the ends off  the lemongrass put them aside in a bowl. 6/ Pour a little oil in a pan and bring up the heat, seal the chicken so its brown on all sides.Remove the chicken then pour some water in the pan to take up the juices left from the sealing. 7/ Place a large wok or saucepan over a stove on medium heat pour in a little oil and fry off the onions and garlic …


Recipe of the week: Pa’piong Burak Manuk

March 08, 2013 / by / 2 Comments

Pa’piong Burak Manuk or steamed chicken with banana stem is a classic Torajan recipe and a must eat on any visitor’s itinerary. Ingredients 500 g chicken (cut into small pieces) 500 g of banana stem 3 spring onions (cut into 5 cm flakes) 2 big red chilies (de-seeded then sliced into long pieces of about 5 cm) 3 pieces of garlic (cut thinly) 3 shallots (cut thinly) 2 stems of lemon grass (cut it into 7 cm strips then smashed up) 5-7 cm of ginger (cut into thing long pieces) Half a grated coconut Dash of salt & pepper 2 lengths of bamboo cut to 0.5 m (including 1 closed end and 1 open end!) 2 banana leaves Preparation 1/ Finely cut the banana stem and sprinkle with salt. Press it all together with your hands and massage it to soften it up. Drain away the salty water. 2/ Peel off the outer hard layers of the banana stem until you find the inner softer core and finely cut it up. Put chicken, banana stem, spring onions, chilies, shallots, lemon grass and ginger into a large bowl and mix it up with the pepper. Allow the ingredients to rest for one hour …