Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Lontong or Kuah Lodeh/Mix Vegetable in Coconut Broth


I made this dish during Hari Raya (Eid Ul Fitri) gathering last September in New York but only managed to post it now just in time for MFF - KL and Selangor. This dish is a must during that time and it is usually serve with pressed rice or Nasi Impit. There are many version of Kuah Lodeh, different states have different ways of preparing this wonderful dish, some can be dryer, some a bit on the soupy version, some in pale yellow color and some more on the reddish side. I learned making this dish from my friend Zuliah’s mom many years ago and have been making it pretty often since I love vegetable curry. I added a bit more chili to it as I like the gravy on the reddish side.

 


Ingredients:

3 pieces of fried tofu – cut into triangle
2 carrots – cut into 1” length
10 long beans or 20 French beans – cut into 1” length
300 gram cabbage – roughly cut
2 pieces fucuk/dried bean curd - fried
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
1 cube chicken bullion

To be blended into paste:

2 tbsp dried shrimps – soak until soft
10 red chili
4 shallots
3 cloves garlic
1” ginger
2 stalk lemongrass – removed the outer skin and cut small
4 candlenuts
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 can coconut milk + 2-3 cups water


1. Heat up a pot, add in 2 tbsp oil. Sauté the blended ingredients until fragrant. Add enough water (depend on how much gravy you like) and bullion and bring it up to a boil.
2. Once boil add in the carrots, French beans, cabbage, tofu and fried dried bean curd. Once the vegetables are soft, add in the can of coconut milk. Add in salt and sugar to taste.
3. Continue stirring it until it comes to boil. Check seasonings.
4. Ready to be serve with nasi impit/pressed rice.


Note: You can add some shrimps or any type of vegetable to this dish.

I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest - KL Selangor Month hosted by Shannon of Just As Delish .

16 comments:

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

I love lontong, and I'm drooling over yours!

Yummy Bakes said...

I love this dish.

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com said...

It has been ages I didn't eat lontong. Hungry.....

suituapui said...

I love this! Had it once here, not really great...not like the one I had in Singapore in 1973. That was soooo good!

MiChi said...

thanks for sharing! I should try cooking this dish on coming weekend!

thenovicegardener said...

This reminds me of Indonesian Lontong Cap Gomeh, which I love. I have a hard time cooking lontong, however. It never turns out right. Any tips?

Anonymous said...

Hi there
love your dishes.... i can't find fresh red chili in my area, only frozen bird eye chili. it will be super hot if i use them. Can i omit this?
thanks

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like this too, but never make at home, must find one day to make this.

phoenix said...

OOoh! looks so yummy! love this!

My Little Space said...

I love especially with glass noodle. So yummy.
Kristy

ICook4Fun said...

Shannon, thanks.

Yummy Bakes, me too :)

Ivy, cook some for yourself :)

Arthur, :)

Michi, hope you like it.

Thenovicegardener, there is no tips. When come to cooking it is all up to individual taste. Some like it with more coconut milk, some like it a bit spicier, sweeter etc.. it is all depending on your taste.

Anon, you can use dry chili.

Sonia, ha ha if I am in Malaysia I won't be cooking this either. Just buy :)

Phoenix, thanks,

Kristy, yes I will put some glass noddles in it once a while :)


Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, I love Lodeh! It is very similar to my grandma's masak lemak vegetables. Miss it a lot.

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Anonymous said...

oh how lovely...the idea of just preparing lontong seems so daunting and challenging and don't know where to start. Lontong spread is so popular back home especially during Hari Raya.

see yoon Cheong said...

love your blog very much,I love lontong very much, can't get any here in NY. The only question I'll ask is how do u made the pressed rice?

ICook4Fun said...

See Yoon Cheong, i used the pre packed pressed rice (nona brand) and all i need to do is just boil it. i get them here in the US. I am able to get it in PA and CA too. There are a few Asian store in Flushing Queens that sell this. You might want to check it out.