Cooking with Philips Pressure Cooker: Kuzi Ayam & Beriani Gam Johor Recipe

Philips Smart Kitchen Cooking Workshop happened sometime ago and the workshop was hosted by Chef Marina Mustafa who is the host of Dari Dapur Marina Mustafa on Astro Awani. A very bubbly and friendly teacher. Was going through my phone and saw these pictures which was taken then. So, I thought why not share some of the recipe we tried that day using Philips Pressure Cooker. Here, I’m sharing the Kuzi Ayam and Beriani Gam Johor recipe. These are Chef Marina’s family recipe.

Each tables were equipped with Philips gadgets and ingredients to cook. Everything was well prepared (ingredients all measured) and all we need to do is chuck everything into the cooker and press “COOK”. Ok, it was not that simple. We had to cut, slice and mix some of the ingredients before putting them into the cooker.


Kuzi Ayam Recipe
Cuisine: Malaysian
Author: Chef Marina Mustafa
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using PHILIPS Pressure Cooker. The meat can be chicken or lamb.
  • 20 bulbs shallots
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches ginger
  • (Blend together)
  • 2kg chicken/lamb, cut into 16 pieces
  • 4 eggs (boiled)
  • 4 tablespoon rempah beriani
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 stick carrot (skinned and cut into strips size of finger length)
  • 2 tomatoes (quartered into wedges)
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 star anise
  • 6 cardamoms
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sprig coriander roots (cut into 1 inch lengths)
  • 1 sprig Chinese celery (cut into 1 inch lengths)
  • 1 big handful of plucked mint leaves
  1. Mix all the ingredients (except coriander roots, spring onions, Chinese celery and mint leaves) into the PHILIPS Pressure Cooker and cover the lid.
  2. Select CHICKEN/BEEF and then START on the pressure cooker.
  3. The Kuzi Chicken will be ready in 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and sprinkle the coriander roots, spring onions, Chinese celery and mint leaves.
  5. Serve over with Beriani Rice when ready.


Beriani Gam Johor Recipe
Recipe Type: Rice
Cuisine: Malaysian
Author: Chef Marina Mustafa
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using PHILIPS Pressure Cooker
  • 2 Cups Basmathi Rice (washed and drained)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 medium-sized onion (sliced thinly)
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced thinly, not chopped, not punched)
  • 1/2 cup ginger juice (2 inch ginger blended with 1/2 cup of water. Drain and keep the ginger juice)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice (mix with evaporated milk and you will get Thairu)
  • 1 stick cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 cardamoms
  • 2 pandan leaves (torn and tied into a knot)
  • 1 pinch saffron (rubbed with sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 stalk fresh coriander leaves (cut in 2)
  • 1 handful sultanas (aka raisins)
  • 1 handful cashew nuts
  • 1 handful crispy fried shallots
  1. Mix gently the Basmathi rice, shallots, garlic, ginger water, olive oil , thairu and salt in PHILIPS Pressure Cooker pot.
  2. Top with cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, cardamoms, pandan leaves, saffron rubbed with sugar and rose water.
  3. Close the lid and press RICE and START.
  4. The Beriani Rice will be ready in 14 minutes.
  5. Create a hole in the centre of the Beriani Rice and add in the Kuzi Ayam and eggs. Let it rest for few minutes.
  6. Served Beriani with cashew nuts, sultanas and crispy shallots.
Both the recipe were really easy to make as all the ingredients were prepared for us already. If we were to start everything from scratch, I believe the headache all starts from shopping for the ingredients. Nuff said.

After the workshop, Philips offered the attendees a special discounts for the pressure cooker. Looking back at the recipe, I regretted not buying the pressure cooker! Can Philips please give the special discounts again? Pretty please??

These recipes can be done “manually” without PHILIPS Pressure Cooker. It will be longer and more work to be done (eg. saute, stirring, keeping an eye at the pot/pressure cooker over the stove at all times).

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