Ayam Masak Rose is a popular Malaysian chicken dish that features tender chicken pieces cooked in a spicy and aromatic tomato-based sauce. The name “Rose” refers to the pinkish color of the dish that comes from the use of tomato paste. The dish is typically served with rice and garnished with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.
To make Ayam Masak Rose, chicken pieces are first marinated with a blend of spices that include ginger, garlic, chili powder, and turmeric. The marinated chicken is then sautéed with onions, tomatoes, and tomato paste until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. The final dish has a complex flavor profile that is both spicy and savory with a hint of sweetness from the tomatoes.
Ayam Masak Rose is a comforting and satisfying dish that is easy to prepare and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It is also a popular dish for festive occasions like Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.