How to make Nasi Goreng -

Nasi Goreng is Indonesian twist to the Chinese fried rice – extremely flavourful and tasty meal in itself

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken supremes, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indonesian

Course : Rice

Nasi Goreng

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Indonesian cuisine is one of the most flavourful, exciting and colourful cuisines in the world.  It is also diverse mainly because Indonesia is world’s largest archipelago composed as it is of approximately 6,000 populated islands.  It has more than 300 ethnic groups with that many cuisines. 
The variety in Indonesian cuisine is thanks to different influences. Like for example Sumatran cuisine has Middle Eastern and Indian influences whereas Javanese cuisine is mostly indigenous with a bit of Chinese influence. The cuisines of Eastern Indonesia are similar to Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine. 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Nasi Goreng Recipe

  • Chicken supremes 8

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Peanut sauce

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Small onion chopped 1

  • Tomato puree 2 tablespoons

  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Honey 1 teaspoon

  • Sichuan rice

  • Rice cooked 3 cups

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Spring onions chopped 3

  • Sichuan sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens chopped as required

  • Fried egg

  • Egg 1

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste


Step 1

Take chicken supremes in a bowl, add salt, lemon juice, soy sauce and red chilli powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and onion, mix and saute till translucent. Add peanuts, tomato puree and soy sauce and mix well. Add salt and ¼ cup water, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, lemon juice and honey, mix well and take the pan off the heat.

Step 4

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add the marinated chicken supremes and cook, turning sides, till done. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add spring onion bulbs and sauté till translucent. Add Sichuan sauce and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Add cooked rice and mix well. Add salt to taste and spring onion greens, mix well and take the wok off the heat.

Step 7

Heat oil in a small non-stick pan, break the egg into it, sprinkle salt and crushed black peppercorns on the egg and cook turning sides till both sides are lightly browned.

Step 8

Transfer the rice onto a serving plate, place the chicken supremes on top, ladle the peanut sauce over them, garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with the fried egg on the side.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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