Saturday, 4 April 2009

Rempah Udang aka Pulut Panggang

As promised:
One fine afternoon, jogged to Hing Sing, a Chinese Supermarket in Leith 2 get banana leaf for my rempah udang.. + have to rush back for badminton afterdat..

I am getting more impressed with this supermarket, they alwiz have stuff that I din expect.. like some grean bean powder from indonesia.. now my banana leaves n pandan leaves too (thx Jenn for the info)... haih, at home, my pandan leaves grow ber-bush-bush, just cut and wash can use of the ingredient alwiz taken for granted..

and this...
Buah keras @ candlenut.. one of the stuff normally used in nyonya food..

and this:

Winter melon@tong kua.. hmm.. (tot wana omit that oredi, manatau ada..)

Hasil kajian recipe-recipe and also from my 22 years experience of living in Nyonya town, Melaka...

Rempah Udang Recipe

  • 300g glutinous rice, washed, soaked overnight and drained

  • 100ml thick coconut milk mixed with 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 banana leaf, cut into 20 pieces (of 13x10cm rectangles), scalded to soften and wiped dry

  • 40 pieces of 3cm-long bamboo picks, cut both the pointed edges (if malas use stapler also can la..)

  • 8 pandan leaves washed and knotted
  • Filling
  • 50g white grated coconut (gua guna dessicated coconut..dono where 2 get grated here aa)

  • 50g dried prawns, soaked, drained and pounded

  • 50g prawns finely chopped (this 1 i added from another recipe)

  • 30g candied winter melon, chopped finely

  • 1 tbsp oil

    Ingredients (A) – (Ground finely) - if gotmortar use mortar n tumbuk
  • 1 tbsp roasted coriander powder

  • 1 small piece cekur root (sar keong) (Kenot findd!!!)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 6 shallots

  • 1 red chilli, seeded (or 1/2 tsp chilli paste

  • 1 lemon grass and 1 buah keras (from another recipe) - if no buah keras, can use brazillian nuts kot..

    Seasoning (B)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder

  • 3 tsp sugar (i added more to my liking, the ones i eat alwiz sweeter 1..hehe)

  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  • 2 tbsp water

  • Method

    Place rice on muslin lined steamer + pandan leaves + cucuk some lubang for steam to pass tru..

    Steam glutinous rice for 20 minutes then add salt, sugar and thick coconut milk to the rice.

    Colour half the rice with blue colouring if u like ..or with the blue flower juice, dono what it is called liao...bunga kantan?

    Let it stay for 2 mins.

    Return rice and coconut mixture to the steaming tray and steam for another 10 minutes until well cooked.

    Panfry the grated white coconut until evenly browned n wangi...

    Heat oil in a wok and fry ingredients (A) until fragrant. Add the prawns, dried prawns, seasoning (B), coconut and candied melon. Kacau -kacau till evenly distributed.. then taste n see.... not enuf sweet add sugar, not enuf salty add salt..

    Dish out and set aside to cool.

    Take the rice out n stir evenly, like making sushi rice lidat..

    Place 2 tablespoonful of glutinous rice in the centre of a banana leaf.

    Grease the leaf if u need to..

    Spread one tablespoonful of filling in the centre:

    Roll the rice firmly, if not enuf rice, add sumore, dun kiam siap..

    Wrap each roll firmly in the banana leaf, press the ends together and secure the ends with bamboo picks.

    Grill the rolls over charcoal fire or in an electric grill for 15 minutes, turning the rolls
    occasionally. An alternative is to pan-grill the rolls in a frying pan, to brown the banana leaves all over, until aromatic..Lastly, arrang and take picture for blogging purposes...

    Itu sahaja..sekian terima kasih

    Penghargaan: compilation from Lily Wai Sek Hong, The star Amy Beh, Aiyahnyonya...

    Nyum nyum...

    all the trouble because of:


    Anonymous said...

    so manage to impress the old lady with ur rempah udang???

    ashieBee said...

    is it blue in malacca? i never know oso... he he he. aiiiihhhh, now have to wait 3 months-ish before i can get to eat all these :((

    Alex said...

    haha. now everyone craving for nyonya food after watching this little nyonya! i want kuih lapis too! XD

    pp said...

    hehe, yah, blue n white.. no kaler macam less menarik..

    ihsan_huhu said...

    food is back

    h3l3n said...

    i wana try nyonya kuih also.. alot i din try b4.. next yr after we grad *hopefully* u must bring me makan!

    pp said...

    nx time i make i post 2 london..haha

    engtaokia said...

    post two to address is...haha

    pp said...

    wah..who so thick skin..dare to admit ehn tau at my territory..hmm

    Quinn said...

    Haha, it's bunga telang!

    Anonymous said...

    hehe, couldn't help but giggle a lil whilst reading your post as i can easily imagine my mama using the same words to teach me how to cook! i like how you have used malay/baba lingo in your blog! thanks for sharing!!!