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Soto Kudus Mamin (Kudus Style Chicken Soup)



... and, what is Mamin?

Mamin is how Dita's cute daughters call her. Yup, I got this recipe from Dita through her FaceBook.

I've made Soto Kudus before, but this one is different. Dita told me the secret of this chicken soup is in its garlic. This version using fried garlic instead of fresh one. And she was (and still is) right... the fried garlic made this chicken soup smack heavenly and the chili sauce, made it perfect. Yum!

Kudus is a city located in Central Java, Indonesia. The city of Kudus was something of an important Islamic holy city in the sixteenth century. It is the only place in Java that has permanently acquired an Arabic name ('al-Quds', Jerusalem). (Wikipedia)

According to Wikipedia Indonesia, original Soto Kudus is using chicken or buffalo meat because in Kudus there is a believing that to kill a cow is prohibited. So it can be said that Soto Kudus with beef is unoriginal.


I modified the way in making the shredded chicken. After shredding, I sprinkle with garlic powder and salt and bake them in oven. I made my own adjustment in spices amount according to the availability in my kitchen thus if you need the original one, you can ask Dita or I can send you by email.

Dita, thanks a lot for the recipe!



Soto Kudus Mamin (Kudus Style Chicken Soup)
Recipe by Dita, adapted by me

Ingredients:
5 pieces chicken thighs (around 1 kg), skin out, clean
3 pieces of Indonesian bay leaves (daun salam)
2 knucklebones of fresh galangal, bruised
4 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Salt, pepper and sugar as needed
Water to boil the chicken, as needed
Cooking oil for sautéing
Garlic powder for shredded chicken meat (not using in the original recipe)

Spices, grind or blend:
4 shallots + ½ purple onion (medium size)
2 tbsp friend garlic
5 candle nuts
2 knucklebones of fresh ginger, bruised and roasted

Condiments:
100 grams bean sprout, root out, clean
2 stalks of celery, finely sliced
2 stalks of green onion, finely sliced
Fried shallots (Dita used fried garlic)
Juice from one lime
Sweet soy chili paste



Method:
1. Boil chicken in a big pan together with Indonesian bay leaves and galangal. Boil until set.
2. Discard chicken from the pan. Shred when cold. Season with garlic powder and salt then bake in oven of 180°C until golden brown. Set aside.
3. Keep around 2 liter of broth. Add hot water when needed.
4. Heat small amount of oil in a skillet. Sauté the ground spices until fragrant. Add it to the chicken broth. Season with sweet soy sauce, salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well and cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from the heat.

Serving suggestion:
1. In a bowl, place shredded chicken meat, bean sprout, celery, green onion.
2. Ladle the hot broth. Garnish with fried shallot.
3. Serve hot with white steamed rice and sweet soy sauce chili paste.



Sambel Kecap (Sweet Soy Sauce Chili Paste)
Recipe by Dita, adapted by me

Ingredients:
12 fresh red chilis
3 tsp fried garlic
2 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Warm water as needed

Method:
Roughly grind chili and fried garlic in a stone mortar. Mix with sweet soy sauce and water.


24 comments :

Lina W. said...

sotonya menggoda sekali nih Sef, apalagi buat udara dingin begini. sambalnya juga mantep sekali..

Judith said...

Mau dunk sef .. nyam nyam banget buat penghangat perut sekaligus mengenyangkan ...*hayah*

Masih belum bisa masak yang njlimet, lagi repot :( kirimi Soto Sef :D

mycookinghut said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Never tried it before.. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lidia Sianturi said...

betul Sef..tambahan garlic bikin mantafffffff...
btw, seneng sama sendoknya...

Lisa said...

Sefa..
Gue jadi kepengen soto nih. Ayo tanggung jawab lo udah pasang-pasang foto menggoda gini. Anak gue ntar ileran nih...hhuhuhuhu...

Lisa

Elsye said...

sammmaaaa..ilerannnn..hiihihihi kapan2 gue contek yeee

Yasmeen said...

Winter warming Chicken soup looks very inviting,I like the sweet soy chili paste with it:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks inviting.

Lore said...

I haven't seen anything quite like this but my tummy is already growling haha :).
Goergeous pics Sefa, they are so crisp!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hihi fried garlic, mantap!!!! kita sering pake fried garlic kalo hotpot in winter...tapi abis itu dilarang berbicara satu dengan yang lain dalam radius 1 meter hihihik

Indonesia-Eats said...

gw naksir sambalnya boo

jesse said...

Fried garlic makes everything better! Your soto looks sooooo fresh and light and mantap baaaanget!! Terus ditambah sambalnya, waahhhh ngga tahan nih, mau!!

A.G said...

naksir baskom n sendoknya Sef wekekeke.. beli dimana tuh ya.. excotic banget *bener ga nulisnya *

Nyoman Irafani said...

ya kak thx ats informasinya.....

tp aku niatnya klo mo bkn blog masakan ambil dari buku truz dari situs2 trprcaya yang dah ada resepnya, tapi akan kucoba utk bkn resep sendiri....

btw knapa kakak pke bhs inggris???? biar bisa dilihat oleh smua orang???

A.G said...

skg gantian Sefa ngilangin SBnya :(
why ? kl sekedar mampir nyapa kan gampang pk SB say

Retno Prihadana said...

Yang ini dunkk, fotonya mantabbbb, dah terkagum-kagum waktu liat di flickr. Aku sukaaaa banget, sendoknya juga :)

Isha said...

bener2 bikin ngiler nih Sef

Y said...

What a great looking soto. Love that first picture!

Manyaro said...

selamat yah udah menang di dmbligt Sefa! fotonya keren abis!

Vania said...

Dear Sefa,
Congratulations! langganan menang :) Keren banget Fa.

Elsye said...

sefaaa selamett ya darlingg...hihihi kerennnnnn !!!

tartasacher said...

Hello Sefa:
Delicious recipe. Congratulations winner photographic event. Your foto is very, very wondefurl, also your all recipes.

azfaAZ said...

wah mabk dita harus ditodong bikin soto kotaku nih... :)

tika hapsari nilmada said...

Thanks for the link, Sefa ! Lovely photo. You won DMBLGiT or Click award with this photo, right ? I'll the recipe soon.