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Ayam Tangkap Aceh

Ayam Tangkap Aceh

This fried chicken made using tidbit chicken pieces. They marinated with fragrant spices paste then fried until crispy and covered with crispy pandan and curry leaves.

Ayam Tangkap

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Ayam Tangkap

Spices paste

  • 7 red chili
  • 10 green chili
  • 15 cloves garlic, peeled       
  • 7 shallots, peeled
  • 1 knob ginger, approx. 3 cm, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds

Fried chicken

  • 1 free-range chicken, cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • 1 cup curry leaves
  • 1 cup sliced pandan leaves


  1. Place all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle, roughly pound.
  2. Marinate the chicken with bumbu tangkap and tamarind juice. Keep to one side for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In a clean wok, heat about 2 cups cooking oil, add bumbu tangkap and sauté until `
  4. Heat oil in a wok or Dutch pan, then fry the chicken for about 5 minutes or until half cooked. Add pandan leaf, continue to fry for about 2 minutes then add curry leaves, red and green chilies. Fry until chicken are fully cooked and the leaves crispy.

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