Soto ayam is a popular soup dish in Indonesian cuisine. It is made with chicken broth, shredded chicken, rice noodles, and a variety of herbs and spices. Soto ayam from East Java is known for its rich and flavorful broth, thanks to the use of a special spice blend. In this recipe, we will be sharing how to make the perfect bumbu (spice blend) for soto ayam Jawa Timur.
To make the bumbu for soto ayam Jawa Timur, you will need the following ingredients:
- 10 shallots
- 8 cloves of garlic
- 6 candlenuts
- 3 teaspoons of ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 3 stalks of lemongrass
- 5 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 liters of chicken broth
Step 1: Preparing the Bumbu
1. Peel and slice the shallots and garlic.
2. In a mortar and pestle or a food processor, grind the shallots, garlic, and candlenuts into a fine paste.
3. Add the ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, salt, sugar, and pepper to the paste and mix well.
Step 2: Cooking the Chicken
1. Cut the chicken into small pieces and boil in a pot of water until cooked.
2. Shred the chicken and set aside.
Step 3: Making the Broth
1. Bruise the lemongrass stalks and tear the kaffir lime leaves.
2. In a large pot, heat the chicken broth over medium heat.
3. Add the bumbu paste, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves to the pot.
4. Bring the broth to a boil and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
5. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Step 4: Preparing the Toppings
1. Boil water in a separate pot and cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.
2. Slice the boiled eggs and chop the scallions.
Step 5: Assembling the Dish
1. Place a serving of rice noodles in a bowl.
2. Add shredded chicken on top of the noodles.
3. Pour the hot broth over the chicken and noodles.
4. Garnish with sliced boiled eggs and chopped scallions.
This recipe serves 6 people. Each serving contains approximately:
- Calories: 300
- Protein: 20g
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Sodium: 800mg
- Potassium: 400mg
- Fiber: 3g
Soto ayam Jawa Timur is a delicious and comforting soup dish that is perfect for any occasion. The key to making a great soto ayam is in the bumbu, which adds flavor and depth to the broth. With this recipe, you’ll be able to recreate the authentic flavors of soto ayam Jawa Timur in your own kitchen.