I’ve never tasted this dish before but I know it is a popular dish in Johor and Singapore. I Google for the recipe and was stumped as there are so many recipes on the said dish and the ingredients used differ greatly that I am not sure which I should use. I tried reading as much as I could on the dish but none of the recipes actually gave any indication on how the dish should taste. I don't know if it should be spicy or not, sourish or sweet, whether it should have a strong taste of cumin etc. Since I couldn't decide which recipe I should follow, I decided to consult my good friend Shereen and she is kind enough to share her recipe with me.
2 cans ( 400 gm each can ) Foul medammas / cooked Fava beans / kacang parang
300 gm ground meat ( I used turkey )
1/3 cup Tamarind juice ( 20 gm tamarind + 1/3 cup water )
25 gm blended dried chili paste (soak dried chilies to soften and blend)
2 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp Fennel seed powder / serbuk jintan manis
1 tsp Cumin powder / serbuk jintan putih
Freshly ground Black pepper
1 cup Water
Salt to taste
3 tbsp Oil
Blended / pounded to a paste:
80 gm shallots
10 gm garlic
10 gm ginger
Fresh red /green Chili, diced
Coriander leaves, chopped
Lime / Lemon wedges
1. Add oil into a hot wok and stir - fry the blended paste and dried chilies paste until fragrant. Mix in curry powder, cumin powder and fennel powder. Stir until well mixed and very fragrant.
2. Put in the minced meat and stir until the meat is cooked. Add in the water and let boil. Once the mixture has boiled, stir in the tamarind juice and the beans (with the liquid). Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
3. Using the back of a wooden spoon, try to mash the beans as much as you like and cook until the mixture has thickened.
4. To serve: Put some bean mixture onto a bowl and top up with a sunny side up egg, some diced tomato, onion, chilies and coriander. Squeeze some lime / lemon juice. Accompany with toasted baguette.
I am submitting this to Malaysian Food Fest - Johor month hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food