Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sayur Lodeh

Eggplant Stew
1 red pepper, cubed
1/4 c sliced onion
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 salam (bay) leaf
1 piece galangal
1/4 tsp shrimp paste
1/2 tsp tamarind in 1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 kemiri nut, crushed
1 cup chicken or beef broth
1 cup coconut milk
1 lb eggplant, in 1-inch cubes

Put everything except the coconut milk and the eggplant in a saucepan, boil, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the eggplant and the coconut, cook 10 more minutes, basting frequently.

Source: The Indonesian Kitchen by Copeland Marks with Mintari Soeharjo

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