Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pandan Nasi Lemak with Deep-Fried Curried Chicken(班兰椰浆饭 & 咖喱炸鸡)


吃椰浆饭已是上百回了,而做椰浆饭还是第一回。有谁不爱这“国饭”?说真的吉隆坡 一带好吃的椰浆饭还真不少。所以,煮椰浆饭的计划就一拖再拖。

不过,当我在Joceline家看到“綠色班兰椰浆饭”时,萌生了做椰浆饭的念头。
我个人认为真正好吃的椰浆饭,关键取决于“叄巴”的好坏。
于是我前一天就开始用心的准备叄巴 。啊哟!这个叄巴可够我忙的。从洗,切,搅拌到煮完,不止手酸,腿也快抽筋了,哈哈!
另一个配料咖喱炸鸡纯属新尝试,因为缺乏一些材料,临时决定用咖喱炸鸡取代原本想煮的马来式炸。我个人也很喜欢这个咖喱炸鸡,很香脆,味道类似马来式炸。

这个来自Sonia家的叄巴食谱真不是盖的,配上班兰椰浆饭,好吃到飞起来!!!嘻嘻!
当然老公对这个椰浆饭是赞不绝口!

In KL , we are surrounded by choices of delicious nasi lemak. The delay in coming out with this blog is particularly due to lack of enthusiasm (yeah....too common among Malaysian and it become a norm) and tedious preparation. Somehow, after seeing the green colour Pandan Nasi Lemak in Joceline's blog, I begin to realize, with improvisation and creativity, a simple nusantara nasi lemak can has many variety which suit to difference culture and taste.

Those who love nasi lemak can never deny that "sambal" is the soul. To make a good nasi lemak, one  need to understand and emphasize on the ingredient of sambal. I have study quite a few recipes and finally decided on this. Not to overdo myself as well as to ensure it was done properly (my first time), I therefore spent a day earlier just to concentrate on sambal preparation. 

Thank god, it turn out to be a delightful effort in which I earned my certificate of compliment from my husband. I am not bother whether he choose to lie anyway.....:p

Thinking of that, should I applause myself with my own Copycake Home Baking certificate ? Just joking....lol

Next in the line up is the fried chicken. Tasted the OldTown, enjoying the road side stall since  coming to KL those days, and up to knowing my husband who came from Terengganu, I decided on Kemaman famous Ayam Goreng Berempah ! Nevertheless, due to lack of ingredients, plan changed at 23rd hour but still manage to end up with tala.......Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Curry. What ? Ayam Goreng Curry ??? That the first question my husband asked when he get to know it, blah.....men, low life creatures. Ooops, no offence guys.

Therefore, I began to explain to him what AGC is . In fact, AGC is deep fried curried chicken which is similar to Malay spiced fried chicken (ayam goreng berempah). It is very flavoured and best to serve with nasi lemak.
 Pandan Nasi Lemak 
(Recipe adapted from Joceline aka Butter. Flour & Me)

Ingredients 
1 1/2 cups Basmati rice
400g water
100g pandan juice 
100g coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt

3 pcs pandan leaf, knotted
1 stalk lemongrass, smashed
3 slices ginger, chopped
2 shallots, chopped


Side dishes :

Deep-fried curried chicken
Deep-fried ikan billls
Sweet sambal tumbis
Boiled eggs
Cucumber, sliced

Method:
  1. Wash rice and soak in water for 15mins, drain.
  2. Heat up oil, add in shallot, ginger & lemongrass stir fry till fragrant.
  3. Mix all the liquid and add in salt, stir well.
  4. Pour the liquid and fried shallot, ginger  & lemongrass over the rice, mix well.
  5. Cook rice in rice cooker and keep warm before serve.
Deep-Fired Curried Chicken 
(Recipe adapted from Agnes Chang (蓝赛珍)Yum Yum Magazine #84 新新饮食双月刊  page 25)

Ingredients

1 1/2kg chicken, cleaned and cut into pieces

Marinade

1 1/2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp garlic juice 
1 tbsp shallot juice
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 1/4tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp corn flour
5 cups oil for deep-frying

Method:

  1. Mix chicken pieces with marinade and marinate for at least 3 hours. (I marinate them overnight)
  2. Heat up oil for deep-frying, sprinkle corn flour onto the chicken pieces and mix well, add  chicken pieces into hot oil and deep-frying till cooked and lightly brown. Dish and drain.
  3. Reheat the oil till hot again, deep-fry the chicken pieces for second time till golden brown. Dish and drain.
  4. Serve hot with rice.
My note : I chopped my garlic and shallot instead of blend them into juice.
Sweet Sambal Tumis
(recipe adapted from Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
Ingredients

100g dried chilies
100g fresh red chilies
10g bird's eye chilies

250g Rose shallots
1 big onion
10g ginger
15g galangal (blue ginger)
30g garlic

15g belacan (Shrimp paste)

2 cups of cooking oil
40g tamarind pulp (assam jawa), add 1/4 cup water to become assam water, discard the seeds 
50g gula melaka (I added extra 2 tsp brown sugar)
1 tsp salt


Method 
  1. Use a scissor to discard dried chili's head and cut into 2-3pcs and boil in hot water for 5 mins. Drain and discard the chili seeds.
  2. Toast belacan in a frying pan, chopping and break it up till powdery and aromatic.
  3. Bleand dried chili, fresh chili, shallots, big onion, ginger, galangal and toasted belacan with 1/4 cup of water till smooth paste.
  4. Pour chili paste into a big wok, stir fry for 5-10mins over medium low heat until slightly dried paste (By not adding oil at this time as to avoid oil spill).
  5. Now add in cooking oil, continue stirring (tumis) over low heat for 30-40 mins. The chili paste will turn darker, light and oil separated after long stirring.
  6. Add in assam water, salt and sugar, continue stirring (tumis) for 5-10mins.
  7. Leave to cool before storing in the fridge or freeze in small containers for later use.
September 2013 - Pandan (班兰飘香)
I am also submitting this post to Cook-Your-Books #4 hosted by Joyce (Kitchen Flavours)

33 comments:

  1. I wish Im being invited to taste this delicious meal. Even I cant taste it but I already given you the thumbs up sign!

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    1. Mel,thank you and you're always my VIP ;)

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  2. 你家的班兰椰浆饭好诱惑,
    心动了! 行动之前,先请我吃,鼓励鼓励一下,哈。。。。。。。(骗吃的招数啦)

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    1. 不要客气,吃饱饱在开工,哈哈!

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  3. 你形容到~好吃到飞起来!
    我就快坐不住了!哈哈哈。。。。
    我也有同感,吃辣死尼玛都是以叁巴的好坏为准,
    哪家的叁巴好料就吃那里的!嘻嘻(^V^)

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    1. 晓,我要飞上云逍了,要不要伴我同行,哈哈哈!

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  4. Esther, 你一定有预备了我的份哦!
    这个香饭啊, 另我好难顶了, 我要大大碟的加个大鸡腿, 哇! 赞。。
    偷偷告诉你, 昨天我家也煮了这个饭, 这下我肯定我的胆固醇飚高了, 哈哈哈!

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    1. 收到了,全部加大,对吗?哈哈。。。
      我看胆固醇飚高的不止你一人,我最近常把nasi lemak当早餐,相信胆固醇飚高,脂肪也加厚了,嘻嘻!!!

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  5. 今天这里一直细雨绵绵,来碗椰酱饭,很享受哦 :)

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    1. 凉凉天气,配辣辣的nasi lemak, 应该很爽,慢用吧,哈哈!

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  6. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    so tempting and yummy. Saw the recipe too and was thinking to cook this :)

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    1. Ivy,this is very addictive and delicious, try it out :)

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  7. 这个是最爱呀,我可以吃很多的呢

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    1. 老师,放心我煮了很大锅,慢用了!

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  8. Nasi Lemak!!!!! So yummy but I seldom cook this at home cos wife thinks coconut is unhealthy! So I can only have my Nasi Lemak fix outside! :D

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    1. Yeap,can't take too much or else my cholesterol level will turn high ;)

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  9. Hi Esther,
    Delicious nasi lemak, chicken, sambal, everything on the plate! This old-time favourite never fails to bring delight to the family!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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  10. I am so HUNGRY! I wish I could taste some of your pandan coconut rice!

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    1. Angie, pandan coconut rice it self is easy to cook. Good to share with your family :)

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  11. I'm drooling liao looking at this sedaplicious post. Looks so good & I do miss nasi lemak . Yum-yum! ;)

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    1. Thank you, kit .It's sedap!!!Give it a try and let your family members drool together, haha...

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  12. 那个炸鸡和sambal tumis,卖像很棒,我看了肚子都打鼓了,厉害!

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    1. 哦,打鼓了,快坐下来吃吧!呵呵

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  13. Hi Esther,

    Love love love your nasi lemak!!! I'm feeling extra hungry now reading your post!

    Zoe

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  14. 假期,我不开工了。现在我来吃饭咯。好香,好香。嘻嘻嘻 。。。。。。

    谢谢您的分享和连接。希望再品尝到你美味的 pandan 作品。

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    1. 欢迎光临,正在open house,不过只有serve椰浆饭而已,哈哈!
      我还会继续给你支持,等我哦。。。:)

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  15. Esther, you make me craving for nasi lemak liau! I am admiring your pandan nasi lemak and your yummy ayam goreng and sambal. I think I better go and eat my dinner, cannot tahan hee..hee....

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    1. Phong Hong, I wish i can deliver you some nasi lemak with lauk for your dinner, hehe...

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  16. Like Phong hong said, you also make me craving for nasi lemak, some more with extra pandan flavours, sure cukup cukup Wangi ^_^. Thanks for your shout out ya.

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    1. Sonia, thank you for your super sedap sambal recipe ;)

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  17. Esther,
    This is one super yummy nasi lemak.
    The nasi is pandan flavoured some more, simply delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU.
    mui

    mui

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