Ayam belado means tangy chicken sambal in the Indonesian language.
Sambal refers to any dish that contains ground chilli paste which is cooked with some other ingredients to make it very palatable and appetising. Most people I know drool over a very good sambal. You will drool over this too as it is ridiculously easy and tasty to make.
This chicken dish has been a family favourite for some time. Simple as it is and goes very well with rice or chappati or other staples. I have actually tweaked the recipe which I got from a friend’s mother, and she learnt it from her mother! Some recipes are generations old and soo good!
I wrote the recipe while she verbally gave me the ‘hows’ to do it. In her recipe she used fresh red chillies and chilli padi (Bird’s eye chilli). This will make this dish very very hot. You may want to try it especially those of you who love extremely hot food. Or you may substitute red chillies to fresh green chillies .
I have tried many versions but this version is very simple, tested and tried many times over.
You may want to grind the ingredients for the ground paste in double portions as you can freeze it to do other variations of this dish, using squid, prawns or fish. So go ahead and cook it and give me comments or if you have any questions, I will gladly answer them.