Kasturi April 15, 2022

Chicken with coconut milk, delicious and yummy chicken dish with a vibrant taste of coconut milk and little spicy taste of chilies. This Indonesian chicken dish is a little time consuming. In my parents are true chicken lovers and we experiments with different chicken dishes as a starter, main dish and more. Sometimes I serve chicken dishes with some exotic salad. But this dish you can serve as a standalone dish. Since it is winter season, I made baked potato salad along with chicken with coconut milk.
The procedure of making chicken with coconut milk is really easy to make and it is made in two steps only. The first step is to saut? the prepared ground paste of red chili, cloves, shallots, candlenut and some other Ingredients. Then a milk is added and simmered for a while. Lastly, chicken is added and seasoned with sugar and salt and then cooked until tender. Have this exotic chicken dish with any exotic salad.


– 50 ml coconut milk
– 250 gm pounded desiccated coconut
– 3 kaffir lime leaves
– 2 turmeric leaves, sliced into thin narrow strips
– Salt to taste
– Sugar to taste

To Make Ground Paste

– 10 seedless red chilies
Р15 dried chilies. Soften in hot water & drain
– 15 peeled shallots
– 3 garlic cloves
– 8 candlenuts
– 8 sliced lemongrass
– 1 inch peeled ginger
Р1 1/2 inch peeled fresh turmeric
– 3 kaffir lime leaves
– 10 bird’s eye chilies

How To Cook?

To Make Ground Paste

1. Place all paste Ingredients in a mixture grinder and grind it in to a finely ground paste.

To Cook Chicken

1. In a wok, add in oil and stir-fry the paste. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Cover wok and avoid splatters.
2. Then add in chicken, coconut milk and turmeric leaves. Mix well with gravy.
3. Boil it for about 45 minutes or until chicken becomes tender and the gravy thickens.
4. Now, wait till oil surfaces.
5. Add roasted, pounded desiccated coconut and kaffir lime leaves.
6. Season it with salt and sugar as per your taste.
7. Let it simmer for some time and let the gravy thickens.
8. Garnish this with finely sliced turmeric leaves.

Preparation Time: 1 Hour
Cooking Time: 1 Hour