Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy)


  • 1 kg chicken legs
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp anis seed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Piece of ginger, grated
  • Piece of lemon grass, chopped
  • 2 lemon leaves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed


  1. Put the coconut milk together with the anis seed, onion, sugar, coriander powder, lemon grass, lemon leaves, garlic and ginger root and bring to the boil. 
  2. Add the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  3. Take the chicken out and reduce the coconut gravy on high heat to a nice consistency. 
  4. Take the lemon leaves out and discard. 
  5. Pour the coconut gravy on the chicken.