Friday, January 15, 2010

Sambal Belimbing Chicken

Sambal Belimbing Chicken
Here's the ingredients and recipe :

Daun limau purut (kaffir lime leaves), taken from my own plant.
This leaf is a must in most of the nyonya cooking. It adds its own
aromatic fragrance in most nyonya dishes.

Belimbing fruit, cut lengthwise.

Ingredients for cooking Sambal Belimbing Chicken

Sambal Belimbing Chicken

Here's the recipe :
1 chicken (cut to pieces, skin and fats removed)
50-60gm dry chilli (soaked in hot boiling water for about 30 mins, drained)
400 gm small onions
3 pcs candlenuts
30 gm belacan (shrimp paste)
200 gm belimbing (whole, discard tips of both ends)
3-4 pcs daun limau purut (kaffir lime leaves)
3/4 cup cooking oil

1. Blend soaked dry chilli, onions, candlenuts and belacan to a fine paste.
2. Heat oil. Fry pounded ingredients over medium heat till fragrant and oil surfaces (this may take about 15-20 mins). Add in daun limau purut.
3. Stir for a minute and add in chicken. Stir till chicken is well coated.
4. Add in belimbing and salt to taste. Stir well, cover and cook over medium flame, stirring every few minutes.
5. Simmer until chicken is cooked.
6. Serve with plain white rice. Yummy!

(You can reduce the amount of belimbing, and gradually increase a little at a time to suit your taste, if you do not like it too sour).


  1. wow, very nice. can almost taste it!

  2. anymore belimbing to spare me some?

  3. this is memang sedap!!! just call, i'll come over again (with bigger tupperware!).

  4. What's Baking
    sure, now pokok tengah berbunga, lagi satu bulan

    petite nyonya
    no need to bring tupperware. just bring yourself
    there won't be any left to ta-pau!

  5. cooked this yesterday for my family and they loved it! cooking it again tonite for friends and sharing your recipe with them! any other belimbing recipes as my tree is truly laden with them! got the recipe for belimbing jam? tks my email add: