Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vegetables and Bean Curd in Curry



Mishu and mommy both love any type of curry,especially Malaysia's curry.In my personal opinion Malaysia's curry taste better than others curries because we modified the spices and ingredients to suit our  unique taste .Some others curries taste too sweet(Thailand),some just taste bland without coconut ,milk or yogurt(Japanese) and some others curry just don't have the wonderful coconut fragrant because they used yogurt(Indian) instead of coconut milk or cream.I know yogurt is healthy if compare with coconut but we not used to it.I think the most important is the type of curry powder that we used.Beside curry powder we also used others spices like fresh and dried red pepper(chilies)lemongrass(serai)garlic(bawang putih)shallot(bawang merah kecil),galangal(lengkuas) candlenut(buah keras) turmeric(kunyit) and shrimp paste(belacan).Imagine all this special spices combined and cooked as a curry dish!!Some must wonder how this wonderful spices curry taste like,right? Honestly it's taste really really delicious!! I can eat couple bowl of rice!!





Ingredients:

1 block of soft tofu,cut into 6 pieces

Vegetables:
1 pound okra(lady finger)remove both end
1 small cabbage,cut and washed
2 medium tomato,cut quarter
1 large onion,peeled and cut square
3 medium potato,peeled and cut 4-6,boiled(Idaho)
1 cup baby carrot,boiled

Spices:
3 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste
1/2 cup curry powder(Baba's brand) available in any Asian store

Seasoning:
2 tbsp seasalt or to taste
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder or cubes

1 can coconut milk (400ml)
2 cups half and half  or whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2-3 stalk curry leaves





Method:
1:Prepare a large stock pot or wok at medium high heat.Add in oil , sambal-belacan-paste ,curry leaves and curry powder,saute the paste for 1 minutes or until fragrant.
2:Pour in coconut milk and toss in all the vegetables except tofu and tomato.Increase the heat to high,cook for 15-20 minutes or until it's rolling boil.Then add in salt ,sugar and vegetables bouillon,mix well.Check the seasoning.
3:Add on whole milk or half and half ,tomato and lastly add in the tofu(bean curd).
4:Dish out and serve warm with rice or noodles.

*This dish is ideal for vegan or diet*




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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.