This dish is usually cooked during festivals. It is a Malay dish and liked by many Asians. Coconut milk can be replaced with fresh or powdered milk. Kerisik can be bought in the market or supermarket. It is done by frying grated coconut over low fire in a kuali till brown. Then grind or pound it till fine. It is now ready for use.


kerisik in a container

  • 1 tbsp kerisik
  • 1 stalk lemon grass (crushed)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil

  1. Pound garlic, onions, shrimp paste and chillies.
  2. Crush the lemon grass.
  3. Heat up the oil, saute the grounded ingredients and lemon grass till fragrant.
  4. Add in the chicken pieces and coconut milk.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add in kerisik and salt.
  7. Dish out and serve in a bowl.

cooking time: 25 minutes
serving: 4 person
Note: Can be served with rice, bread or noodles.
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