Soto - Sumatran Soup

 
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Soto is a traditional Sumatran noodle soup very similar to a Laksa with coconut milk and spices, usually served with Ayam (chicken). Soto in Indonesian means soup so there are many different types.

 

Ingredients

1kg Chicken - thigh or breast

1 Onion

2 tablespoons Ginger

4 cloves of garlic

2 small red chillies         

Lemon grass

Galangal

1 teaspoon Turmeric

1 teaspoon Salt

2 teaspoons Coriander

2 teaspoons Palm sugar

1/4 teaspoon Pepper

1/2 litre of chicken stock

1 can of coconut cream

3 cups of water

1.5 tablespoons lemon juice

How to prepare

Dice the chicken into small bit sized pieces

Heat some vegetable oil in a wok. Add the chicken pieces and cook until it is just turning white. Remove chicken from the wok.

Heat some more oil and add garlic, onion, chillies and ginger and cook until the onion is soft.

Add a stalk of lemon grass, galangal, tumeric, salt, coriander, sugar, pepper.

Add the chicken pieces then cover with the chicken stock, coconut cream  water.

Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer the soup with the lid on for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through

 

Last updated - 19th March 2009

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