Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hari Raya Special 1

For the sake of hari raya and we are a harmonious community here in Malaysia,
i shall put up a few recipes for raya and and for buka puasa.

We shall start with a rather simple buka puasa dish,

NASI LEMAK WITH SAMBAL TUMIS IKAN BILIS

Ingredients for the rice

Rice 400grams
Coconut milk 200g
Onion 4nos or 100g
garlic 30g
Lemongrass 1 stick

  1. Wash the rice thouroughly.
  2. Add in coconut milk into rice and fill up with water and make sure liquid is enough to cover the rice.(approximately 200ml coconut milk + 150-200ml water)
  3. Slightly pound the garlic onionand lemongrass and add into rice and cook.
  4. REMEMBER TO TURN ON THE RICE COOKER OR THE RICE WILL NEVER COOK!!!!!

Ingredients for sambal tumis ikan bilis

Lemongrass 3 talks
Shallot 100g
Onion 100g
Garlic 30g
Ginger 10g
Tamarind paste 50g (dilute in 200ml of water)
Cooking oil 100g
Cili boh(chilly paste) 300g
Water 500ml
  1. First, blend lemongrass, onions, ginger, shallot and garlic together until totally crushed.
  2. Heat up the oil in a wok and turn to low fire when wok is heated.
  3. Pour in the blended items and tumis until fragrant
  4. Add in cili boh and continue to tumis until a layer of oil is seen above the chilly mixture.
  5. Then, add in the water diluted from the tamarind paste .
  6. Lastly add in water and bring to boil and
  7. Voila, SAMBAL TUMIS IS READY

To explain in brief, the sambal tumis goes well with almost any fried item(e.g. fried chicken, fried fish, fried anchovies and fried egg)

As a matter of preference, some may want to boil some kangkung to go with the nasi lemak

PS: THE ABOVE RECIPE SERVES UP TO 5 PORTIONS ON THE NOWM QUANTITY.

6 comments:

Annabel said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!~ I SO LOVE YOU!!!~~~ I've been looking for a nasi lemak recipe that doesn't require me to steam the bloody rice over bamboo tray! Wheee!!!~~

CRIZ LAI said...

Cool sharing...I might change my recipe to this next time. Our recipes differ quite a lot here.

Annabel said...

Chef Chef, I blogged about your nasi lemak. I made some modifications too *sorry* I'll follow your recipe straight some other time.

cHrIstInA_YY said...

what's tamarind paste? I don't think I could find it here, same goes to lemongrass... no Cili boh as well =.=" can replace by others? is shallot a must to add in? .... zzz limited ingrediantz here

chefkhuen said...

annabel... its very impressive that u improvised.. hahaha
christina... lemon grass is a very crucial item in the sambal cant do without it... its still ok without tamarind paste though

chefkhuen said...

christina... if u dont have shallot then u can replace with onions.... u need to learn to improvise d... hahahhaha