Ayam Panggang


  • 1 kg chicken drum sticks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup kecap manis
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 3 candlenuts
  • Piece of galangal, sliced
  • Piece of turmeric root, sliced (or 1/2 tsp powder)
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped


  1. Grind the candlenuts, galangal, onion, palm sugar, turmeric and garlic with a little oil and stir-fry the paste a few minutes in hot oil. 
  2. Add the coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes; add the chicken and simmer half an hour. 
  3. Take the chicken out and allow it to dry for half an hour. 
  4. Brush the drumsticks with kecap and sambal and grill 4 minutes on each side.