Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Soft Galangal Seasoning 


Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Galangal Seasoning is a method of cooking traditional fried chicken from Kalasan, Sleman, and Yogyakarta with galangal seasoning. Kalasan Fried Chicken has a savory flavor that is rich in Indonesian spices.

The spices permeate the bone, and the chicken meat is extremely tender. Typically, a serving of Kalasan Fried Chicken adds a crunchy texture to the dish. Bund, I can’t wait to try the Kalasan Fried Chicken!

Kalasan Fried Chicken’s History

The Mbok Berek food stall in Tirtomani Village, Kec. Kalasan, first introduced the delicious and tender recipe for Kalasan Fried Chicken with galangal seasoning. Mbok Berek’s fried chicken was a local favorite due to its distinct flavor at the time.

President Soekarno even stopped by this small shop in the 1950s to taste the Kalasan Fried Chicken. Mbok Berek began recruiting local residents to help him in selling Kalasan Fried Chicken because there were so many buyers at the time.

Unfortunately, this legendary informal economy had to declare bankruptcy in the 1960s. After they were no longer employed at the shop, the Mbok Berek workers took over the Kalasan Fried Chicken business. As a result, this legendary dish is still available today.

Kalasan Fried Chicken’s Distinctiveness

Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Savory Galangal has several distinguishing characteristics when compared to other Indonesian fried chicken dishes, including:

  • The taste is creamy and crunchy.
  • Kremesan is made from starch dough, giving it a super crunchy texture.
  • Using chicken that has been seasoned with onions and salt as the main ingredients.
  • The flavor of chicken is typically savory.
  • Using a unique cooking method to produce perfectly cooked and tender fried chicken.
  • Cucumber, sliced cabbage, basil leaves, and a special chili sauce are served on the side.
  • One chicken without the innards and claws is contained in one portion of Kalasan Fried Chicken.
  • It’s ideal for eating with warm rice.
  • The creamy is usually served separately from the chicken.
  • The chicken is marinated in herbs and spices for one night before being deep-fried the following day.
  • Kalasan chicken is not only delicious when fried, but it is also delicious when it grilled.

Tips for Choosing Good Quality Pepper

Pepper is one of the ingredients in the Kalasan Fried Chicken with Galangal Seasoning recipe. Here are some simple tips to help you find high-quality pepper:

  1. Recognize the Texture

A good quality pepper has a coarse and large texture. The surface is rough and wrinkled, rather than completely smooth. Because it has undergone a thorough drying process. You should avoid pepper that has epidermis flakes. Because the pepper has been stored for too long, the aroma has become musty.

  1. Recognize the Pepper Color

Pepper is typically colored according to its variety. White pepper is cream or gray in color, whereas black pepper is black in color. Pepper with a good color looks clean and free of powder crumbs. It’s best to avoid peppercorns whose color has faded.

  1. Smell the Pepper

If the pepper has a slightly spicy, pungent aroma and a distinct peppery smell, it indicates that it is of high quality. However, if the aroma is no longer pleasant and musty, it is possible that the storage method was incorrect or that the quality of the pepper has deteriorated. You should also avoid musty-scented pepper, which can interfere with the aroma of your cooking.

Mixed Coriander Characteristics

Coriander, in addition to pepper, is a spice in the recipe for Kalasan Fried Chicken with Galangal Seasoning. When purchasing coriander in the market, however, you must take caution. Because coriander is now contaminated with hazardous chemicals.

Consider some of the following mixed coriander characteristics:

  • Coriander is light brown in color due to the presence of whitening ingredients such as body lotion. Coriander’s natural color is close to brown or slightly yellowish.
  • Coriander produces no aroma, despite the fact that real coriander has a spicy and pungent aroma.
  • Coriander does not break easily when pressed because it has been chemically soaked.
  • Even after months of storage, mixed coriander does not rot.

Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Galangal Seasoning


Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Galangal Seasoning

Recipe by Hani
Kalasan Fried Chicken Recipe with Soft Galangal Seasoning
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 35 minutes
Course :Indonesian Culinary, Tradisional
Cuisine :Indonesia, Yogyakarta


The main ingredient
  • 6 pieces free-range chicken thighs
Subtle Seasoning Ingredients
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 5 pecans
  • 10 cm ginger
  • 10 cloves red onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp water
Other Ingredients
  • 4 slices galangal
  • 1 lemongrass stalk , crushed
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 liter coconut water


  • In a mortar, combine the pepper and coriander with a little water. Allow to stand for a few seconds before pureeing with a pestle.
  • Combine the onion, garlic, and ginger in a mixing bowl. The three ingredients should be pureed.
  • Add pecans, puree again.
  • In a small amount of oil, brown ground spices with lemongrass, galangal, and bay leaf.
  • Pour in the coconut water, followed by the chicken, palm sugar, and salt. Cook for 45 minutes, or until the water reduces and thickens.
  • Before frying the chicken, place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat, then turn it off. Then, for about 3-5 minutes, fry the fried chicken. So that it does not burn too quickly.
  • Remove and drain the chicken once it has browned.
  • Serve with a side of chili and vegetables.


Hello, I'm Hani and I enjoy collecting recipes from various social media platforms. I've tried some of them on my blog. Hopefully, they can help mothers with cooking.