February 28, 2024
Malay What to Cook


This comforting dish is subtle and yet tasty. It’s a Raya mainstay for some households and goes delicious with some extra ketupat lying around and a nice dollop of kuah kacang or sambal sotong.

A super easy dish to make!


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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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Rating: 5.0/5
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    1. 4 shallots, pounded
    1. 1 garlic, pounded
    1. 2 red chillies, sliced thinly at a diagonal
    1. 1″ piece galangal, smashed
    1. 1 packet tempeh, sliced thinly
    1. 1 potato, quartered and sliced into small chips about 1/4″ thin
    1. 1/4 cabbage head, sliced thinly into shreds
    1. 1 carrot, julienned
    1. 6 long beans, sliced thinly at a diagonal
    1. 1 small turnip, julienned
    1. 2 small cartons santan
    1. 2 small bay leaves
    1. Salt



  1. Put everything except the salt in a large pot.
  2. Add enough water to just cover the vegetable mix.
  3. Stir everything evenly and turn on the flame to a medium heat.
  4. Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat to a gentle simmer and season with salt and a couple of pieces of asam keping (optional).
  5. Cook until the vegetables soften.


A typical home cooked Malay dish that gets you adding more rice on your plate! Serve with warm rice for lunch or eaten with kuah kacang and ketupat for breakfast.

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