One of the great historical and cultural heritage that remains and well preserved until now is "The Temple of Borobudur" established in the ninth century by the dinasty of Syailendra. Jogja is also famous of its beautiful tropical scenes and covered by a large areas of rice fields. So, if you plan to go on a vacation next summer, try Jogja...
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Now, let's prepare a dish from Jogja, "Ayam Goreng Yogyakarta"
- 1 large fresh chicken cut in 8 pieces
- 2 cups water
- oil for deep-frying
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 3 tablespoons of crushed garlic
- 2 tablespoons of dried turmeric
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons of ginger
- 2 tablespoon oil
- Oil for deep frying.
- Grind the coriander, garlic, turmeric, ginger and sugar together to make a fine paste.
- Heat the oil in a large pan or wok.
- Once hot add the spice mix and the bay leaves and cook for 3 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the chicken pieces and coat well once the skin is brown add the water and simmer uncovered until chicken is almost cooked.
- The water should have evaporated by now and the chicken should have a brown spicy skin.
- Allow the chicken to dry a little then heat oil for deep frying.
- Add the chicken to the hot oil and cook for a few moments until golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve with sliced cucumber and thin carrot strips as a garnish.