How to Make Indonesian Chicken Stew

One of fave Indonesian dish of 'semur'. Chicken braised in dark and spicy gravy - adapted from Jakartanese chicken stew

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How to Make Indonesian Chicken Stew Recipe
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Hardboil your eggs. Add in a little bit of salt. I cook the egs for 15 minutes. For complete table depending on the size of the eggs, I refer to a site of : whatscookingamerica dot net, on page: eggs

Hardboil your eggs. Add in a little bit of salt. I cook the egs for 15 minutes. For complete table depending on the size of the eggs, I refer to a site of : whatscookingamerica dot net, on page: eggs

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You can use any part of the chicken flesh you like, but my fave is skinless chicken breast :) cut it into 8 or less

You can use any part of the chicken flesh you like, but my fave is skinless chicken breast :) cut it into 8 or less

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Seasoned with 2-2.5 tsp of white pepper and 1.5 tsp of salt. Mixed it up and put it in the fridge, for me, at least 45 mnts to 1 hour

Seasoned with 2-2.5 tsp of white pepper and 1.5 tsp of salt. Mixed it up and put it in the fridge, for me, at least 45 mnts to 1 hour

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To prepare your fried shallots, thinly sliced 5-6 and pan-fried it in a hot oil. Keep an eye on it, stir occasionally. Dont over cooked it coz it will taste some kinda bitter

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Ingrediens that would go to the food processor or simply: mortar and pestle. They are: 5 shallots, 4-5 garlics and 2 cm of fresh ginger

Ingrediens that would go to the food processor or simply: mortar and pestle. They are: 5 shallots, 4-5 garlics and 2 cm of fresh ginger

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Dont forget to add in 0.5 tsp of sea salt before blend the shallots mixture. Btw thats not my hand :P

Dont forget to add in 0.5 tsp of sea salt before blend the shallots mixture. Btw thats not my hand :P

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This is the final result of the fried shallots btw :)

This is the final result of the fried shallots btw :)

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Wash and cut your potatoes in four lengthwise

Wash and cut your potatoes in four lengthwise

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Pan-fried your potatoes in 2 tbsp of cooking oil

Pan-fried your potatoes in 2 tbsp of cooking oil

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Cook for about 4-5 mnts then set aside

Cook for about 4-5 mnts then set aside

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Using the same oil, pan-fried your chicken

Using the same oil, pan-fried your chicken

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Fried until just cook though on every side. About 3 minutes each. Set aside

Fried until just cook though on every side. About 3 minutes each. Set aside

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Still using the remaining oil in the pan, sauteing your blended spices (shallots, garlics and fresh ginger). Saute until fragrant, around 3 minutes

Still using the remaining oil in the pan, sauteing your blended spices (shallots, garlics and fresh ginger). Saute until fragrant, around 3 minutes

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Bring the chicken back to the pan. Fried on each side for 1-2 minutes

Bring the chicken back to the pan. Fried on each side for 1-2 minutes

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Add in 400ml of water

Add in 400ml of water

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Add in 100ml of dark soy sauce. Reduce heat and let the chicken blend with the flavor for 3-4 minutes

Add in 100ml of dark soy sauce. Reduce heat and let the chicken blend with the flavor for 3-4 minutes

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Add in the 500ml of water.

Add in the 500ml of water.

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Prepare your lemongrass and always, bruise it before adding to the pan

Prepare your lemongrass and always, bruise it before adding to the pan

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Add in the lemongrass

Add in the lemongrass

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Grated 3/4 of fresh nutmeg, or 1.5 tsp of ground nutmeg. Fresh nutmeg has stronger smell and flavor

Grated 3/4 of fresh nutmeg, or 1.5 tsp of ground nutmeg. Fresh nutmeg has stronger smell and flavor

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Bring the potatoes back

Bring the potatoes back

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And the eggs ... skinless please :)

And the eggs ... skinless please :)

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Taste test. Adjust the flavor by adding some white pepper, salt or maybe little bit of granulated sugar for balancing the flavor. The taste should be spicy and a bit sweet.

Taste test. Adjust the flavor by adding some white pepper, salt or maybe little bit of granulated sugar for balancing the flavor. The taste should be spicy and a bit sweet.

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Let it simmer for about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat. Prepare your serving bowl.

Let it simmer for about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat. Prepare your serving bowl.

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Serve with the fried shallots and warm jasmine rice :) enjoy

Serve with the fried shallots and warm jasmine rice :) enjoy

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