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Friday, November 16, 2012

Nyonya Tumeric Fried Chicken Wing

The aroma of the Tumeric Fried Chicken Wings being fried is just mouthwatering.  This is one of the Peranakan recipe for fried chicken. You can basically use any part of the chicken but I prefer the wings as it takes shorter time to cook and crispier to eat.  The aroma is intensified as I wrapped it in tumeric leaves to deep fry the wings.  If you have run out of ideas in what to cook, try this recipe and it's delicious to serve if you are entertaining.  It's easy and fast.

All you need is to marinade the wings for a couple of hours.  Rub the wings with:

Fresh tumeric (about 1 - 2 inches) - pounded (you can use the tumeric powder if you don't have the fresh ones available)
6 - 7 pips garlic - pounded
2 tbsp tapioca flour (this makes the meat soft and crispy on the skin)
1 tsp chili powder (if you want this to be spicier, add more to your taste. you can also use pounded dry chilies)
salt to taste

Heat enough oil to fry the wings in a frying pan, wrap the wings individually in the tumeric leaves and fry till golden and crispy.  If you don't have tumeric leaves, it's fine too as the fresh tumeric gives the chicken all the flavor and aroma that it needs.

Guess what?  These were gone almost immediately at dinner time and I only managed to eat one of those :).
Looks like I have to fry more next time.


  1. If I had these for dinner, they would be gone in minutes too! Cool recipe Jen!

  2. Oh yummilicious! Do you take orders? I could eat half a dozen myself! So now, your pokok kunyit almost botak-lah! Bestnya, from garden to kitchen! :)

  3. looks wonderful lovely way to have chicken

  4. Oh, how much I love these chicken wings especially marinated with tumeric!

  5. nice :) i want one :)yummy recipe!

  6. OMG! I can imagine the lovely aroma of these sedaplicious Nyonya style chicken wings that really makes my mouth watering mann! I think I can eat a dozen of these easily with or without rice. LOL I don't think I can find tumeric leaves here but only tumeric powder. Will give this ago & thanks for sharing this Nyonya recipe! LOVE Nyonya dishes! Drooling! :p hehehehehe

  7. jealous that you got to eat all that.

  8. wow, so great to have this with a plate of coconut rice :)

  9. wow!!yummy & mouthwatering!!

  10. oh, i've never tried wrapping in turmeric leaves..wanginya! simply sedap!


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