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lodeh Sayur Lodeh
Sayur Lodeh means a variety of vegetables in coconut gravy. It is traditionally served with rice and is an appealing dish for vegetarians.a mixture of vegetables in a spicy coconut soup eaten in a meal of malay lontong (pressed rice). Another spicy meat dish and rice are all you need to complete the meal.

Where Sayur Lodeh can be found ? Sayur Lodeh can be found in the malay food stall or just walk along the street market especially in Johor.

Ingredients :

  • 300 grammes (10 oz) jicama
  • 300 grammes (10 oz) long beans
  • 240 grammes (8 oz) French beans
  • 300 grammes (10 oz) cabbage
  • 4 hard bean curd cakes
  • 180 grammes (6 oz) small prawns, peeled
  • 60 grammes (One-and-a-half oz) galangal, peeled and smashed
  • One lemon grass, cleaned and smashed
  • One cup dried prawns, washed, soaked and pounded or ground
  • 20 shallots, peeled
  • 2 tsp shrimp paste (belacan)
  • One-and-a-half to two coconuts, grated or one-and-a-half cups processed coconut milk
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • One tsp sugar
  • 6-10 dried chillies
  • One cup vegetable oil

Method :

Cut cabbage into bite-sized pieces. String French beans and cut into finger lengths diagonally. Cut long beans into finger lengths. Peel jicama and shred into finger lengths. Soak dried chillies till soft for half hour in warm water. Pound till fine. Cut each bean curd diagonally. Place wok over high heat and when smoking, add oil. When hot, deep fry the bean curd cakes till golden. Drain. Remove all but 6 Tbs oil and stir fry the pounded chillies till fragrant. Keep aside.

Mix coconut with half cup water and squeeze for thick milk. Set aside. Mix with remaining water and squeeze fot thin milk. Or mix half cup processed coconut milk with water. Pound or grind shallots and shrimp paste coarsely. Place thin coconut milk in a suacepan and turn on high heat. Add shallot mixture, dried prawns, galangal and lemon grass. When boiling, add jicama, long beans, French beans, cabbage and prawns. When boiling again, add bean curd and seasoning. Add thick coconut milk and chillies and oil mixture. Boil 10 minutes and serve.

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