Saturday, July 19, 2008

Simple Nasi Lemak Chilli Paste

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.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I love Nasi Lemak Chilli Paste. How does vegetarian belacan looks like and what other uses besides for chilli? How will the lemongrass add flavour to the chilli?

Thanks & Cheers ;-)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Sunny

The vegetarian Belacan that I got from the vegetarian shops/stalls, is a big round black ball. There are vegetarian belacan powder too, it is dark brown in colour.

Oh, usually this chilli paste used shallots, as some vegetarian don't eat shallots, i substitue with lemongrass to add some fibre to the chilli and it does have some lemongrass flavour. And I read that lemongrass is used to treat fever, diarrheo and headaches. Can reduce the lemongrass from 2 to 1, if desired.

Of course, blue ginger can be used too, but I find it hard to cut up the blue ginger.

Cheers :)

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