Cincalok Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Chicken breast, cut into pieces - 1 kilogram
  • Preserved shrimps paste (cincalok), juice drained -140 grams
  • Cooking oil- 180 ml
  • Shallots, peeled and sliced - 15 pieces
  • Garlic, peeled and sliced - 7 cloves
  • Kaffir lime leaves -3 pieces
  • Tamarind juice -400 ml
  • Sugar - 4 tablespoons
  • Red chilies (cut into three pieces) - 3 pieces
  • Green chilies (cut into three pieces) - 3 pieces


Grind into fine paste:
  1. Shallots (peeled) - 15 pieces
  2. Fresh turmeric (peeled) - 2 inches
  3. Lemon grass (sliced) - 5 stalks

Method
  1. Heat the cooking oil and sauté shallots and garlic until crispy.  Drain and set aside. 
  2. Add finely ground paste into oil and fry until aromatic then add chicken, preserved shrimps (cincalok), lime leaves, tamarind juice, season with sugar and Cook until the gravy thickens. 
  3. Stir in chilies and half of the crisp-fried shallots and garlic.  Sprinkle with the remaining crisp-fried shallots and garlic just before serving.
  4. Add salt to taste and serve.
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