This is my late mom’s recipe…. ‘Kicap ayam tomato’ = ‘Chicken in tomato and black soya sauce’.
Today’s version I substitute the tomato puree with tomato sauce instead. I was too lazy to go down to the shop to buy the tomato puree. So the gravy did not thicken as it should be, nevertheless it tasted good and that’s what matters most 🙂
Also a few days ago, I was very happy to know that my 3rd nephew has learnt to cook this dish using this very recipe. It’s very heart warming to know that my late mother’s legacy in the area of cooking is alive and kicking in the younger generation. Obviously now we all can see that my 3rd nephew has quite a talent in the kitchen as well as housekeeping …. hahaha in fact I would say that he will surpass all of us soon or maybe has already done so 😉
I hope the nieces and perhaps one day my own girls will accomplish what he has done as well 🙂
1 whole chicken – cut into 12 parts, cut away the skin and fats, wash clean and put aside.
4 potatoes (or more) – cut into wedges
cinnamon – 2 cm
star anise – 2 pcs
1 small can of tomato puree or enough tomato sauce.
black soya sauce – 1 cup or slightly more
enough water to cover the chicken
salt to taste
1 green chili – sliced
1 red chili – sliced
2 onion – sliced roundly
1 fresh tomato – quartered or you can use 6-8 cherry tomatoes instead.
Blended ingredients :
3 tbsp. of chili paste
1 tsp of ginger paste
Fry the blended ingredients together with cinnamon and anise star till fragrant.
Add in the chicken parts and potatoes. Add enough water to cover the chickens. Add in the tomato puree, black soya sauce and let it simmer till chicken and potatoes are cooked.
Then add in the sliced ingredients and salt to taste.
Off the fire once everything are cooked and taste good 🙂
Note: Optional to add su’un (tanghoon) which I like to do so.