Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nyonya Vegetable Curry

It is the time to clean up the vegetable compartment of my fridge. I do this every two weeks before I buy more of it. As usual there will some leftover of vegetable in there. A little bit of carrot, long beans, red peppers, zucchini etc. I will normally make a quick stir-fry out of it but when I saw this delicious looking Nyonya Vegetable Curry at Kiersten blog I decided to give it a try. The curry turns out really good. There is nothing more comforting than indulging a big bowl of this homemade curry.

Recipe adpated from here

1 zucchini
1/2 head of cabbage, cut
A bunch of long beans, cut into 2” lengths
1 carrot – cut into 1” lengths
2 red pepper, cut into wedges
½ packet bean curd pockets (tau foo pok), cut into halves
2 potatoes – peel and quarter
2 - 2 1/2 cups of coconut milk
2 tbsp curry power, mixed with 3 tbsp water
1 chicken stock cube or vegetable cube
Salt and sugar to taste

Blend into paste:

3 stalks of lemongrass
2 cm galangal
1" fresh turmeric
8 shallots
6 garlic
3 pieces candlenuts
3 tbsp chili paste ( I used sambal oelek)

1. Heat up about 3 tbsp of oil in the pan. Stir-fried the blended ingredients until fragrant.
2. Add in the curry powder. Continue to stir-fry so that it won’t burn. Add in a little bit of coconut milk. Continue to stir-fry until you see oil starts to appear.
3. Add in the rest of the coconut milk and chicken cube. Bring it up to boil. Add in the carrots and potatoes. Cover and let it cook for 5 minute. Add in the rest of the vegetables and continue to cook over medium low heat until vegetable are about done.
4. Add in the bean curd pockets. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and sugar to taste. Serve warm.

Note: I replaced one cup of the coconut milk with evaporate milk.


My Little Space said...

Nice & quick at the same time! This is fabulous to serve with anything at anytime. As always love this especially with eggplant & tofu sheets. Yum... Thanks for sharing & have a nice weekend.
Cheers, kristy

busygran said...

A perfect way to clear all the veggies and deliciously done!

Bits said...

My favourite! I love vegetable curry! Shall bookmark this!

Cheah said...

My favourite tau foo pok in curry, real yummy!

WendyinKK said...

When I was a kid, I'd drink the vege curry gravy like soup :)

Jo said...

Looks great and love that it's a veggie curry. At least I don't feel so guilty eating this. BTW you are most welcomed to clear out my fridge any day. LOL!

Kitchen Corner said...

Wah! Very appetizing veggie curry! I can eat lots of rice with this curry!

Aldy said...

Hello Gertrude,WOW.What a mouth watering dish! I love vegetables and I never tried this dish before so I definitely trying this recipe.Looks amazing :)

Bakericious said...

I drink curry gravy like drinking soup, looks so tempting!

Elin Chia said...

This is really appetizing . Looking at it makes me salivates :) You don't have to miss Malaysian curries anymore :) Great one and thanks for sharing. A real comfort this with beehoon...awwww I am hungry now thinking of it. Too lazy to cook this...still stuck to that 42 episode drama...poor someone leh ! :p

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

look great this vege curry dish!! anything hot and spicy is my favorite!!

ann low said...

This looks so good! My favorite dish that I can eat extra rice with it.

Pete said...

he he, so long didn't eat this curry already. Love to eat it with crispy fried vegan siew ngor....nice!

pigpigscorner said...

I'm making some curry with all my leftovers tonight!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Vegetable Curry is my all time favourite!

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, I always cook a bit more so we can eat it for a few meal :)

Busygran, yes it is :)

Bit of Taste, me too.

Cheah, yes that is the best of all ha ha..

Wendy, ha ha me too. Just love drinking the gravy.

Jo, I actually like clearing out the fridge. YOu will never know what you find in there :)

Grace, thank you.

Al Dente Gourmet, thank you.

Jess, you too like the gravy :)

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, my mom too love cooking vegetable curry but she usually add some spare ribs to it. I actually tried not to watch all this HK drama as I will get addicted to it too.

Lesley, me too :)

Anncoo, I actually like eating it as it is without the rice :)

Pete, I wish I can get some vegan siew ngor here.

Pigpigscorner, ha ha looking forward to see your posting.

Shirley, mine too :)

Kiersten said...

Wow...your version looks great too! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Will be very happy to have this everyday :)

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Oh my gosh, this look delicious! And so beautiful! Your photographs are gorgeous.
I've recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think :)
Thanks, and Happy Cooking!!!

Stella said...

Ooh, I make a curry like this sort of-yours looks extra wonderful though. Hmm, but I've never heard of Tau Foo Pok. Is that like tofu kind of?

ICook4Fun said...

Kiersten, thanks for sharing the recipe.

3 Hungry Tummies, ha too.

Meredith, thanks you. Will go and visit your blog.

Stella, You can get tau foo pok or tofu puffs from asian grocery store. They put it with the tofu.

Anonymous said...

Hello there.

I like your recipe but I don't have galanggal. Will ordinary root ginger do? Thank you!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, you can just omit it.