Betutu is a famous dish in Balinese Culture. A popular dish in both Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. The dish contains mainly duck or chicken that is steamed or roasted. And it is seasoned with the Betutu mix. It is a spicy dish and you can make it spicier according to your taste, is called Ayam Betutu if the chicken is used as the main ingredient. While if the duck is used then it is called Bebek Betutu.

It variates according to the regions. You can explore the different version of Betutu dish.

To make Ayam Betutu:-

Main Ingrediant:-
  • Chicken
Chicken Raw
  • Lime leaves
Lime Leaves
  • Lemongrass
Lemon Grass
  • Salam Leaves
Salam Leaves
  • 13 shallots
  • 6 to 7 cloves of garlic
  • Red chillies -6
Red large chillies
  • 6 Bird’s eye
Bird's eye chillies
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
Salt on wooden background
  • 1 teaspoon of palm sugar
Palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ( Kencur powder, Coriander seeds,(tablespoon) Turmeric, Ginger powder, Black pepper, Cumin Powder)
  • 2 ½  tablespoon of Galangal
galangal powder
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg powder
nutmeg powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Sesame seeds
Sesame Seeds
  • Water 3 to 4 cups
  • Oil 3 tablespoon
  • Banana Leaves or Aluminium Foil
Banana Leaves
Aluminium Foil
  • Cassava Leaves
Cassave Leaves

To cook it on the stove:-

  • First clean the chicken and dry it using tissue.
  • Grind the spices to make a fine and thick paste.
  • Then add the herbs and saute it well for sometime until cooked.
  • Add chicken to the pan and mix it well and put water onto it.
  • Cook it till it comes to a boil and cooked properly.
  • Garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves or fried onions and green chilies.
  • Serve it with rice.
Ayam Betutu

To cook it on the oven:-

  • Clean the chicken and dry it with a help of a tissue.
  • Grind the spices in the mixer and the herbs with a bit of water so to make it a thick paste.
  • Then rub the paste onto the chicken and stuff it with the paste along with cassava leaves.
  • Refrigerate it for 2 hours after wrapping it in the banana leaves or Aluminium foil.
  • Then cook it on the oven until it gets tender and properly cooked.

If you want to taste it, you can cook this delicious cuisine on your own and experience the taste of Bali…

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