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Making Sayur Lodeh

A favorite and easy Malay food recipe. Sayur Lodeh is delicious and healthy. If you need a nice substitute for meat, you can try this menu because it tastes a little bit greasy and sweet :)

Recipe for Sayur Lodeh 
Sayur Lodeh Ingredients:
  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 turnip
  • 250gr firm tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups cut green beans
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
Sayur Lodeh Spice blend:
  • 2 tablespoon chili paste
  • 2 teaspoon shrim paste (belacan)
  • 2 mediums onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 17 small dried shrimp, soaked in hot water to soften
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon corriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 tablepsoon oil
Sayur Lodeh Preps:
  1. Chop all the spice blend ingredients and add them to the blender, except the chilli powder. Blend it into a paste.
  2. Combine coconut milk and water to form "thin coconut milk". Cut all the vegetables into small cubes and sticks.
  3. After all the spices are blended, add chilli powder according to your tastes. Fry it in oil till the oils in the paste ooze out. Don't burn it.
  4. Add thin coconut milk and bring it to a gentle boil. Dump in all the vegetables and tofu and simmer it till the vegetables are tender. Add salt to taste.
  5. Serve Sayur Lodeh with hot rice.
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Anonymous said...

This looks great!
I have to point out that Sayur Lodeh is an Indonesian dish though. ^_^;
Still, love the recipe! Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is Indonesian!
Thank you for sharing it. I will try to recreate something my Oma used to make!

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