007e Balinese Steamed Chicken in Banana Leaves (Tum Ayam)



500 grams Chicken Breast minced

5 pcs Candlenut chopped

2 cm Ginger chopped

2 cm Galagal chopped

2 cm Turmeric chopped

2 cm Lesser galangal chopped

12 Salam Leaves

1 tsp. Salt to taste

8 Shallots chopped

4 cloves Garlic chopped

1/2 tsp. Coriander Seeds

1/4 tsp. Sesame Seeds

1 pcs Balinese Chili (Tabia Bun, optional), chopped

2 cm Bengle ( Cucurma tubers) chopped

1 Red chilies seeded and sliced finely

3 tbs. Vegetable oil

24 sheets Banana leaves Cut the banana leaf in 12 cm wide


In a food processor or by using a mortar and a pestle blend the ginger, garlic, shallots, turmeric, chilies, white ginger, sesame seed, coriander seeds, bengle (turmeric tubers), tabia bun (balinese chili) and candle nut to form a coarse paste. Mix the paste with minced chicken meat, vegetable oil and salt.

Divide the chicken mixture among 12. Prepare banana leaves 2 layer on top of each other. Place a peace of Salam leaf in the center of banana leaves and lay one part of the chicken mixture and sealing each parcel with tooth spick.

Arrange the parcels in a steamer and cook over medium heat for 30minutes.