Ayam Pengyat is a indonesian dish where ayam stands for chicken and pengyat means smashed. It is a deep fried chicken that is seasoned and marinated in spices. When eating ayam pengyat, it is a must to have some fragrant coconut rice and a super spicy sambal chilli!
Put all the ingredient is the spice paste in a blender and blend until consistent.
In a large pot, put your cut chicken, spice paste, salam leave, lemongrass and salt in the pot. Add enough water to cover chicken and bring a simmer under medium heat for about 15 - 20 minutes (or until chicken it almost cooked)
Set aside cook chicken until completely cooked and marinated.
Drain the meat from the broth and set aside to dry, while you can clarify the broth and use as soup. Add the cabbage in the broth to continue cooking.
Mix the batter ingredients together until it forms a slurry consistency.
Deep fry battered chicken.
Serve with Cabbage, Sambal, Tomatoes and Crispy Batter with Rice.