Here is a simple way to make Vegetarian Nasi Lemak Chilli Paste. I had reduced the amount of oil greatly. This recipe is suitable for vegetarian that don’t consume shallots. I will try to make the same using shallot next time round.
Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins
Ingredients (makes 150g ±)
° 100g chilli paste
° 2 stalks lemongrass, peel off outer layers leaving tender whitish centre, cut out 7.5cm, chopped
° 40g-50g vegetarian belacan, chopped
° 30ml vegetable oil
° 50g black sugar or palm sugar, or to taste
1. Grind lemongrass into fine paste.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Add in lemongrass, vegetarian belacan and chilli paste. Stir-fry the paste for 5-8 minutes or until fragrant.
3. Stir in the black sugar and set aside to cool.