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Base Be Siap (Spice Paste for Chicken)


base be siap - chicken paste

This spice paste was made for Tum Ayam (Minced Chicken in Banana Leaf) during my Balinese Cooking Class.

Base Be Siap — Spice Paste for Chicken (recipe by I Nyoman Sudiyasa of Sate Bali)

Ingredients:

  • 4 shallots, peeled
  • 26 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 inch Kencur root, peeled and chopped
  • 1.5 inch laos, peeled and chopped
  • 10 candlenuts
  • 5 inch fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
  • 4 T chopped palm sugar
  • 4 T vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, bruised
  • 2 salam leaves
  • 10 bird’s eye chilies, finely slices

Directions:

Put shallots, garlic, kencur, laos, candlenuts, turmeric, and palm sugar into a food processor and grind coarsely.  Heat oil and fry all the ingredients until very hot, stirring frequently, until the marinade changes to a golden color.  Let cool before using.

heat oil and fry all the ingredients until marinade changes color

We used this chicken spice paste to make Tum Ayam (Minced Chicken in Banana Leaf).

Tum Ayam (Minced Chicken in Banana Leaf)

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