First time hosting Raya? Impress guests with classic dishes like Rendang, Kuah Kacang, and Sayur Lodeh. Use shortcuts like pre-toasting nuts and pre-cooked rice. Opt for tastier Chicken Rendang. Don’t forget to use free-range chicken, kampung or “pencen” for tastier and longer-sustaining cooking. Wow in-law’s with Egg Briyani using pantry staples.
” Raya made easy: 5 traditional dishes simplified”
Hosting your first Raya open house can be daunting, but with the right planning and preparation, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. And for all you food lovers out there, we’ve got you covered with these traditional Raya delicacies that are sure to impress your guests.
1. Beef Rendang
First up, the heart of Raya – Rendang. If you’re a novice cook, don’t worry, we have a simple Beef Rendang recipe that will make you a pro in no time. A must-have for any open house. Use fresh ingredients and allow plenty of time for the meat to cook until tender. If you’re short on time, try using a pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process.
2. Chicken Rendang
Next, we have a tasty alternative for those who don’t enjoy red meat – Chicken Rendang. Pro tip: use free-range chicken or ‘ayam kampung’ for a tastier and heartier dish that can sustain long cooking times
3. Kuah Kacang
Kuah Kacang, a rich and nutty peanut sauce, is a versatile condiment that can be paired with just about anything. Save time by pre-preparing the toasted nuts a few days in advance and storing them in an airtight container. This way, you can quickly whip up the sauce when you need it.
4. Sayur Lodeh
Sayur Lodeh, a vegetable curry cooked in fresh coconut milk, is a great addition to any open house menu. It’s easy to prepare and can be customized with a variety of vegetables to suit your taste. Kids love it too!
5. Egg Briyani
Finally, no open house is complete without rice. Ketupat, Lemang, and Nasi Impit are classic must-haves, but if you want to impress your guests, try making Egg Briyani. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients – most of them are pantry staples. And the end result is definitely worth the effort. Plus, you can save time by using pre-made spice blends instead of making your own from scratch.
Remember to plan ahead to save time and energy. With these tips and recommendations, your Raya open house is sure to be a hit. And if it gets overwhelming, just remember to #keepcalmandrayaon. Happy cooking!