Turmeric Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

Homecooked meal of fried golden promfret, chap chye, turmeric chicken wings and steam pork cake.

Homecooked meal of fried golden pomfret, chap chye, turmeric chicken wings and steam pork cake.

I just got back from macro and am very tired but I see that are some fried chicken wings left over from dinner. Shall I eat them or should I sleep? To eat or not to eat, that is my question!

Turmeric (a.k.a. Kunyit in Malay or Yellow Ginger to us) comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. Turmeric has a tough pale brown skin and deep orange inside. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the Chinese and Indonesian systems of natural healing.

I remember my Indonesian nana prescribing me to drink a tablespoonful of pounded (pestle and mortar) fresh turmeric root juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey (preferably Manuka) and some warm water, after the menstrual cycle. Is this prescription a kind of Jamu? Anyway, she said this will help keep a ladys’ womb warm (the Chinese are also particular about the yin and yang balance of our body) and thus rejuvenation and restoration of the reproductive organ. I don’t know how true this is but I was an obedient child.



Turmeric Fried Chicken Wings

Cooking chicken wings with turmeric should be more tasty so here’s a very simple recipe:

10 Chicken Wings (drumettes, wings and tips, if you desire).

1½ tbsp Fresh Turmeric Root, pounded for juice (strained to remove the fibrous bits if you don’t like them) OR 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder.

Salt, to taste.

Cayenne or Chilli Powder & White Pepper Powder, to taste (optional).

4 tbsp Flour Mixture (plain flour and rice flour, ratio 3:1).
The idea of rice flour (not glutinous rice flour) is to have a very crispy crunch last longer. You may use all purpose flour, instead of mixing the two flours.

Vegetable or Peanut Oil, enough for deep-frying.

Marinate the chicken wings for at least an hour.

Heat oil in a deep pan and when hot fry the chicken wings in batches till golden and crisp.

P.S. As usual, my cooking is “agak agak” system (guess-timate) so add more or less to your taste. Cooking is an art not science! :)))


Happy cooking, eating and bonding!

4 Responses to “Turmeric Fried Chicken Wings Recipe”
  1. Cate B says:

    Thanks for the wings recipe! Hope all is well with you and family. 😀

  2. Like this one… chicken and turkey are the only meat we eat.
    Therefore, always looking for different way to spice it up.
    Love, hugs, and eat… sleep doesn’t get cold or go bad … ME

    • Sam Han says:

      Thanks Michael! Love what you said about sleep. I do need it badly but sometimes, the more I sleep, the more tired I become. But I definitely need more sleep. 🙂

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