Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Malaysian Cuisine)

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Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Malaysian Cuisine)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :8 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 8 Hr 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 3-4 piece chicken breasts cut into strips

  • 1-2 nos lemon grass (only the white portions)

  • 4-5 nos garlic cloves

  • 5-6 nos fresh red chilies

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 10-12 nos wooden skewers soaked in water for an hour

  • 1-2 nos sauce : lemongrass chopped (only the white portions)

  • 1 nos onion, chopped

  • 3-4 nos garlic cloves

  • 6-7 nos dry red chilies

  • 1 cups roasted peanuts, powdered

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp tamarind paste

  • 1-2 tsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Satay - Grind together lemongrass, galangal, garlic, red chilies along with some water into a fine paste. To it add all the dry spices and 1 tbsp. oil.
  • Marinate the chicken strips with this marinade, preferably overnight. Grease the skewers and thread the chicken strips in them.
  • Grill for 25-30 minutes by basting with the leftover marinade midway.
  • Serve along with peanut sauce, onion roundels, lime wedges, fresh chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Sauce - Blend together lemongrass, garlic, galangal and red chilies along with some water into a paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion till light brown. Now add the ground paste and fry on a medium flame till the oil separates.
  • Add the peanuts, salt, sugar, tamarind paste and a cup water. Mix everything well and simmer till it thickens slightly and the oil separates. Serve along with chicken satay.