Sunday, October 02, 2011

SUNDAY LUNCH - NASI KANDAR SPECIAL

Nasi Kandar

Nasi Kandar Beef Curry / Daging Masak Hitam aka Daging Nasi Kandar

Okra Fish Curry / Kari Bendi Ikan

Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauluflower

Pappadom

Sunday Lunch - the Nasi Kandar Menu. We had Nasi Kandar for lunch today, but not at the Nasi Kandar Restuarant but at home. 

  • White Rice
  • Nasi Kandar Beef Curry
  • Okra Fish Curry
  • Ao Gobi
  • Pappadom

Some context on Nasi Kandar from Wikipedia.:-

Nasi Kandar is a popular northern Malaysian dish, which originates from Penang. It is a meal of steamed rice which can be plain or mildly flavored, and served with a variety of curries and side dishes.
The word Nasi Kandar, came about from a time when nasi [rice] hawkers or vendors would kandar [balance] a pole on the shoulder with two huge containers of rice meals. The name has remained and today the word Nasi Kandar is seen on most Tamil Muslim or "Malaysian Mamak" restaurants and Indian-Muslim stall meals.
The rice for a nasi kandar dish is often placed in a wooden container about three feet high, giving it a distinctive aroma. The rice is accompanied by side dishes such as fried chicken, curried spleen, cubed beef, fish roe, fried prawns or fried squid. The vegetable dish would usually be brinjal (aubergine), okra (lady fingers or "bendi") or bitter gourd. A mixture of curry sauces is poured on the rice. This is called 'banjir' (flooding) and imparts a diverse taste to the rice.
Traditionally, nasi kandar is always served with its side dishes on a single plate. Nowadays, small melamine bowls are used for the side dishes. Nevertheless, the curry sauce mix is always poured directly onto the rice.
The famous Nasi Kandar dishes are curries, korma, fried chicken... and the list go on and on. One of my children favorite is the beef Nasi Kandar curry which is dark in color. I made that today accompanied with some pappadom, okra fish curry and aloo gobi.


INGREDIENT FOR BEEF NASI KANDAR / DAGING NASI KANDAR

1 kg beef cut into bite sizes / 1 kg daging lembu dipotong nipis
2 fresh tomatoes  quatered / 2 biji tomato biji dibelah 4
3 strig curry leaves / 3 tangkai daun kari
1 blade screwpine leaf / 1 helai daun pandan
1 cinnamon stick / 1 batang kulit kayu manis
2 anise star / 3 kuntum bunga lawang
5 cardamon pod / 5 biji buah pelaga
5 cloves / 5 biji bunga cengkeh
1/2 nutmeg / 1/2 sdt parutan buah pala
1 small can tomato puree / 1 tin kecil tomato puri
5 cups beef stock / 5 cawan stok daging
1 cup dark soya sauce / 1 cawan kicap pekat manis
5 onion thinly slice / 5 biji bawang besar dihiris nipis
1 packet beef curry powder / 1 paket rempah kari daging
2 strig coriander leaves / 2 tangkai daun ketumbar
1 ladle cooking oil / 1 senduk minyak masak

Ingredients to be blend / Bahan yang hendak dikisar halus
15 dried chilies / 15 tangkai cili kering
15 shallots / 15 biji bawang merah
7 cloves garlic / 7 ulas bawang putih
2" ginger / 2" halia
2 tbsp kas-kas / 2 sdb kas-kas

Blend all to form a wet paste / Blend semua bahan menjadi pes basah.

PREPARATIONS

  1. Fry slice onion till golden brown. Drain oil and set aside / Goreng bawang besar sehingga kekuningan dan gareng. Tos dan letak sebelah.
  2. Mix curry powder with blended ingredients / Satukan bahan blend dengan serbuk kari.
  3. Heat up oil and saute cinnamon stick, anise star, cardamon, cloves, screwpine leaf and curry leaves till fragrant / Panaskan minyak dan tumis empat sekawan, daun pandan dan daun kari sehingga naik baunya.
  4. Add in the curry powder with blended ingredients. Fry till oils surface / Masukkan bancuhan rempah kari dan bahan blend. Tumis sehingga naik minyak.
  5. Add beef and beef stock / Masukkan daging dan stok daging.
  6. Cook till beef tender / Masak sehingga daging empuk.
  7. Once tender and thicken add in the tomato puree and dark soy sauce /  Bila daging dah agak empuk dan kuah pekat sedikit masukkan tomato puri dan kicap.
  8. Add salts to taste / Masukkan garam secukup rasa.
  9. Finally add in fresh tomato, fried onions and coriander leaves / Akhir sekali masukkan tomato, bawang besar goreng dan daun ketumbar
  10. Simmer until oil surface / Renehkan sehingga naik minyaknya.

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Hari ini di rumah semua anak-anak pulang kecuali Tyca yang sedang berhempas pulas mengulang kaji pelajaran untuk final semester  exam. Jadi ramilah di rumah. Anak-anak minta menu Nasi Kandar. Saya buat Daging Masak Hitam Nasi Kandar, Kari Ikan Bendi, Alo Gobi dan Pappadom.

Resipi Daging Masak Hitam ini saya belajar dari Mami Pulau Mutiara. memang sedap dan harum semerbak.

Next Post - M&M Chocolate Chips Cookies

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2 comments:

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Paty,

the moment I look at this nasi kandhar,I feel hungry...upon eating this nasi kandhar I will tersandar gitu....pengsan kekenyangan.

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Nur, jangan sampai tersandaq.... ini resipi Penang mari, campur semua kuahnya baru kow...kow

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