Lemak Sayur Nyonya Cooking Recipe

Recipes Cooking title: Lemak Sayur Nyonya
Kind of Recipes: Malaysian


1/2 cup prawns
4-5 squids (cut into rings)
2 lemon grass (crushed)
800 ml coconut milk (semi thickness)
1 tsp salt or more
1 cup cauliflower
1/2 carrot (cut into semi circle)
5 long beans (cut into 2 cm)
5-6 ladies finger/okra (cut into 2cm)
1 eggplant (halve and cut into 2cm)

To be made into a paste/grind:

7 dried chillies (soak in water)
1 fresh red chilli
6-7 large shallots
2 nips garlic
1-1/2 inch ginger
1-1/2 inch fresh turmeric (kunyit basah)
1 turmeric leaf (cut into small pieces)

How To Cook:

Heat enough oil in wok, stir fry the paste until fragrant, a Add in lemon grass, prawns and
Cook until prawns turn pink. Add in the vegetables with 1 cup of water. Simmer gently.
Add in 650 ml of coconut milk and stir.
Simmer gently until vegetables cook and gravy thickens. Finally add in the balance 150 ml
coconut milk. Once one or two bubbles appear close fire. Dish out.


The important ingredients for the dish is the fresh turmeric and the turmeric leaf.
Do not omit it then the dish would not have its original flavour.

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