Sirapege Chicken Recipe, Indonesian Batak Heritage Cuisine

Salah satu makanan halal khas Batak

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Indonesia is not just a treasure trove of natural wonders and historical sites, but it’s also a paradise for food enthusiasts. Every corner of this country offers a variety of distinctive culinary delights that reflect the diversity of local cultures and traditions. This includes the region around Lake Toba, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, which also boasts an array of traditional dishes that captivate both local and international travelers. Among these, a must-try dish is sirapege, a richly flavored chicken or goat meat dish.

Sirapege, a traditional Batak dish, is a testament to the culinary wealth of Indonesia. This dish is celebrated for its unique blend of spices and preparation method. Ingredients such as green bird’s eye chili, andaliman (a unique Indonesian spice), shallots, garlic, and ginger are coarsely ground or chopped, creating a distinctively spicy flavor that sets it apart from other spicy dishes. Furthermore, sirapege is uniquely accompanied by a special vegetable, the hibiscus flower, adding a unique touch to this dish.

Below is a recipe that allows you to prepare traditional Batak sirapege at home. This recipe is designed to make it easy for you to enjoy the delectable taste of sirapege using simple ingredients that yield a distinct and appetizing flavor. Let’s embark on a culinary journey by exploring how to create an authentic and delicious sirapege with easily accessible ingredients and spices.

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Batak Sirepege Heritage Food Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Sirapege is a traditional Batak dish that is both halal and renowned for its enticing spiciness. This dish is made from grilled chicken breast fillets, cooked to perfection, then chopped into small pieces and mixed with slices of red and green bird’s eye chili, shallots, and young ginger. All these ingredients are brought together with a sprinkle of salt, creating a spicy flavor combination that stimulates the palate. Served warm, Sirapege is a perfect dish to enjoy with hot steamed rice, offering a rich and authentic culinary experience from the Batak culture.
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :50 minutes
Course :Main
Cuisine :Batak, Indonesian
Keyword :indonesian food, indonesian recipe


  • 1 kg chicken breast fillet
  • 2 pieces young ginger
  • 1 ounce green bird’s eye chili
  • 1/2 ounce red bird’s eye chili
  • 19 cloves shallot
  • 2 leaves of kaffir lime, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons salt


  • Heat a non-stick pan or grill.
  • Grill the chicken until it is cooked. After grilling, cut the chicken into small pieces.
  • Slice all the chili, ginger, and shallots.
  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients with the chicken. Add salt and sliced lime leaves.
  • Stir well. Serve.
Keyword indonesian food, indonesian recipe
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.