Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sambal Tumis Petai

This is Malay traditional dish which popular among other race as well. This dish is simply savory, don't be surprised that you could finished a whole plate of rice.

100g Petai beans
2 onion - chopped
3 garlic - chopped
1 large onion - sliced
 tsp tamarind paste (or lime juice)
1 tbsp sugar
3 candle nuts - pounded 
1 tbsp coconut milk
Salt to taste

Chili Paste - To be blended
3 pieces red chili - deseeded
6 pieces dried cilli - deseeded
1 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste)

1. Deep fry the anchovies until half cook, removed and set a side
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the chopped garlic and onion until brown, and then add sliced onion followed by the chili paste. Stir fry for about 5 minutes
3. Add candle nuts, coconut milk and anchovies. Stirs for few minutes and then add the petai beans
4. Season with salt, sugar and tamarind paste
5. Cooked for another 2-3 minutes, dish out and served with rice

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