Opor ayam

Opor ayam is an Indonesian dish from Central Java consisting of chicken cooked in coconut milk.[1] The spice mixture (bumbu) includes galangal, lemongrass, cinnamon, tamarind juice, palm sugar, coriander, cumin, candlenut, garlic, shallot, and pepper.[2] Opor ayam is also a popular dish for lebaran or Eid ul-Fitr, usually eaten with ketupat and sambal goreng ati (beef liver in sambal).

Opor ayam
Opor Ayam, braised chicken in coconut milk
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateCentral Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java
Associated cuisineIndonesia
Main ingredientsChicken and coconut milk

Opor ayam is a food that is very well known in Indonesia. This cuisine has been widely known in other regions, almost all parts of Indonesia. Opor ayam is actually boiled chicken which is given thick condiment from coconut milk which is added with various spices such as lemongrass, kencur, and so on. In Javanese tradition, the celebration of Lebaran is usually made festive by making ketupat which is served with eggs and fried beef liver in sambal.

See also


  1. Patrick Witton and Mark Elliott (2003), Lonely Planet Indonesia. Lonely Planet Publications, p. 108
  2. Brissenden, Rosemary (2007). Southeast Asian Food, Classic and modern dishes from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Periplus. p. 98. ISBN 978-0794604882. Retrieved 31 October 2014.

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