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Soto Ayam / Chicken Soup

Postby kctsang » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:09 pm

Soto Ayam / Chicken Soup

1 chicken - cut into big pieces
2 li. chicken stock (either from bones or cube)
bean sprouts
4 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
pandan leaves
1 packet compressed rice
several tbsp ghee

Ground the following:
10 shallots or 1 red onion
2 cm Ginger
3 cloves garlics
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp black pepper
3 candle nuts
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
(cumin and fennel maybe replaced with star anise)

Freshly ground chili/ginger
Fried shallots

Boil compressed rice packet in water till cooked, take out and leave to cool. Cubed.
Fry ground ingredients, cloves and cinnamon in a little ghee till fragrant, add stockpandan and chicken. Cook till chicken is done. Remove chicken and shred. Strain soup, season with salt and msg. (Reduce the stock if necessary)
To serve, put compressed rice cubes, bean sprouts and chicken in bowl and pour hot soup over, garnish with coriander, krupuk and fried shallots. Add freshly ground chili/ginger for extra hotness.

Compressed rice, lontong, maybe replaced with thick yellow noodles, turning it into Mee Soto (Noodle soup) and a great light lunch.

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