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Ayam Masak Lemak

When I was came back from Malaysia,I bought quite a lot of local spices and paste.One of the paste is Masak Lemak.I never try this brand before,so I give it a shot!.Well,of course,I mix this Masak Lemak Powder with my own spices for better taste.....

1/2 cup Lemak Curry Powder

1 stalk Lemongrass(serai)

10-12 cloves garlic

5 shallot(bawang kecil)

10 dried pepper

2 inch galangal(lengkus)

1/4 cup oil

*All above blended fine*


10 pc Drumstick

6 potatoes( peel and cut)

1 tbsp Salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp tamarind powder

1 tbsp chicken stock powder

400 ml coconut milk

200 ml half and half


1:Heat wok or soup pot at high heat,add in all blended ingredient (A),fry until fragrant.Then add in potato and coconut milk ,cook until soft and tender.
2:Add in drumstick and seasoning.Cook for another 10 minutes before add in half and half milk.Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.Serve warm with rice or roti.

I eat with Roti Paratha for breakfast and for dinner I eat with white rice.Actually ,my Masak Lemak really taste like Curry Ayam Flavour which is not bad at all!!.I notice this powder have a lot of turmeric powder but it work fine for me.Maybe next time,I will cook it with seafood as it suggested on the package.



Anonymous said...
April 23, 2008 at 3:54 AM

What is Masak Lemak? Is it just Curry Ayam? It looks exactly like chicken curry after it's cooked!

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2008 at 6:57 AM

Lesley, this is something new to me. I have seen the paste but not the lemak powder. You are right. It does look more like curry :)

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Wow!Looks so yummy yummy:)I wonder whether this powder you are talking about is available in India.Very good recipes. I would come back for more.

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2008 at 12:25 PM

First time I heard of Masak Lemak too. It's indeed looks like curry chicken. Going to cook curry chicken for tonight also, using Delimas brand. Hope it will last me for two days.

Anonymous said...
April 24, 2008 at 12:27 AM

when i first visited singapore/malaysia, the use of the word "lemak" scared me, as in bahasa indonesia it means "fat"...(oww!)

but once i got to try nasi lemak, ofcoz i fell in love with it hehe..hmmm i agree with everybody, this definitely looks like curry chicken, it must be yummy!

Anonymous said...
April 24, 2008 at 12:44 AM

oh? I thought lemak means coconut? I like the look of that curry though. I can see that with rice!

Anonymous said...
April 24, 2008 at 1:06 AM

I think Masak Lemak is a Malaya dish.Lemak mean creamy fat if I not mistaken.I use to eat Masak Lemak in Malay store,mostly they use plenty of coconut milk

Gert,I bought this paste powder in Carrfour supermarket.Thought give a try,maybe I put too much of my spices,it come out like curry chicken!!lol!

Thanks for visitng:).I have no idea India sell this spices but mostly what we Malaysian used similiar with Indian spices,It's we use alot of coconut milk and Indian dish tend to use yogurt.

Usually I eat masak lemak in Malaya stall,this makcik are good at their lemak dish.Hmmm,,, mine also going to last me for many many day to come!!

MCC Rita:
Yes,you're right!! Lemak mean creamy flavour fat!!.Usually it's mean for coconut dish.I guess Indonesia dish and Malaysia dish don't have much different.I was in Bali and the way they cook is almost same but just different flavour.Thanks!

Yes,usually lemak we refer as coconut..Yes,it's really spicy and I eat wt lot lot of rice!lol!!

Anonymous said...
April 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Looks really good!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.