Malay cooking used to be laborious and long.
Before the invention of
electrical appliances, it used to take 2-3 hours to prepare a dish. But
now, with the ever efficient super blenders, it takes lesser time.
First of all, the ingredients need to be cut and cleaned.
there is more than one dish, it will take longer. The spices and herbs
are blended together to make a paste, then it is sauteed in oil,
simmered for some time and then only fish or meat and vegetables etc are
takes time, no doubt. It also depends whether the 'chef' is a fast one
as the whole preparation takes time.
Here, you can find some easy
to cook Malay dishes. Apart from popular ones, I have also included some authentic recipes.
Enjoy and please
do contact me if you need any help. These recipes are made to feed 2-4 people unless specified.
If you are not able to find 'buah
keras' or candlenut, you can substitute it with macadamia nuts.
not be afraid to innovate and improvise if you are unable to find the
So, why are we waiting? Let's go.
PS: I am not a conventional cook. Personally, I like fusion
cooking. I love using whatever herbs and spices that I can find in my
kitchen and do a 'mix and match'. I think it is more fun.
1lb = 450g
3/4lb = 340g
1/2lb = 230g
1/4lb = 120g
1kg = 2.2lb
2oz = 60g
1oz = 30g
1 cup cooking oil or liquid = 250ml
2 cups cooking oil or liquid = 500ml
6 tbsps cooking oil or liquid = 1/2 cup
1 cup plain flour = 120g = 4oz
1 cup sugar = 240g = 8oz
1 cup rice = 240g = 8oz
1 tbsp flour = 30g = 1oz
1 rounded tbsp sugar = 30g = 1oz
* tablespoon = tbsp
* teaspoon = tsp
* kg = kilogram
* cm = centimeter
* lb = pound
* oz = ounce
* md = medium