About this recipe: On a recent trip to Bali, my Balinese stepmother, Putu, let me help her prepare chicken - and I furiously committed her 'non-recipe' to memory to bring home. She has a big mortar and pestle for this kind of thing; I don't, so I end up using both sides of my meat mallet; you just want to get the ingredients well combined and at least somewhat reduced in mass. And since they're baked, not deep-fried, they're a (relatively) healthy pile of wings! I particularly like them with roasted sweet potatoes.
If fresh turmeric root is not available, substitute 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric.
My kids favourite chicken wings. My friends son is also a chicken wing lover and he told me this is the best every chicken wings...anf I agree!! - 15 Oct 2016
I absolutely love to try different recipes and especially ones that come from mothers. This recipe is to die for! I'll never make my hot wings the same! Thank you! - 27 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My family really liked this, although I had to improvise a little. I used 1tsp of ground tumeric and 1 1/2 tbs ground red pepper. I also started it on the grill, grilled it for about 20 minutes, then ran out of propane, and moved it to the oven, covered in foil at 450 for about 20 min. I also did some chicken breasts with the wings, and they were really good. I served it with a rice dish I do and a tossed green salad. I was thinking about adding some vinegar or wine to the marinade next time to add a little zing. - 01 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)