Ayam Betutu

Ayam Betutu

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2006_3ITS–Ayam Betutu is a Balinese dish of steamed or roasted chicken or duck. This highly seasoned and spiced dish is a popular dish in Bali and Lombok. An even spicier version is available using extra-spicy sauce made from raw onion slices mixed with red chili peppers and coconut oil.

This traditional dish is very popular nowadays. It can be found in the menu of luxury hotels or restaurants in Bali. It takes at least 24 hours to cook. Many travelers from other regions of Indonesia brought Betutu dishes from Bali as a gift for their families. This dish is also popular among tourists who travel to Bali.

In Bali, the taste of betutu and the ways of cooking it are different according to the sub-regions of the island: Klungkung’s betutuis stuffed with cooking-spices; Gianyar’s betutu is cooked with a plantain leaf wrapping;  Gilimanuk’s betutu is very popular with its hot and spicy flavors such as garlic, onion, red chili peppers, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and coconut oil.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken
  • 3 tbsp of oil
  • 5 pieces of orange leaves
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass, finely sliced
  • 500 ml of coconut milk

Smashed  Seasoning:

  • 6 red chillies
  • 18 red onions
  • 6 garlics
  • 6 eggs hazelnut
  • 1 sliced turmeric
  • 1 sliced kencur
  • ½ tsp of pepper
  • 5 pieces of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 2 tsp of shrimp paste
  • 11/2 tsp of salt

Directions:

  1. Grill chicken till it get half cooked, then remove from heat.
  2. Fry the smashed seasoning until it get  scent, pour with coconut milk, cooked slightly thickened, enter a whole chicken and cooked until spices get dry and pervasive, lift.
  3. Flatten the chicken seasoning and bake in the oven (charcoal), Cover with banana leaves, bake until brown, remove.

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