Andaliman Chicken is cooked chicken in spices with Andaliman (Zanthoxylum acanthopodium DC) as the notable spice. Andaliman is a close relative of Sichuan pepper which is grown on the land of North Sumatra, Indonesia where Batak ethnic group is resided. Batak’s cuisine is also known for its cooking with Andaliman pepper.
The plant grows wild in Tapanuli and is a part of the Rutacea family and close to a Sichuan or Szechwan pepper. This andaliman also has a natural anti-microbial and antioxidant activity.
For those who don’t like hot spicy food, you can always reduce the amount of Andaliman spice. Using Andaliman in batak culinary makes the food have a longer shelf life.