Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Indian Rojak

I have been wanting to make this for the longest time and finally made it simply because I got attracted to the gravy recipe. This recipe is Asmah Laili's recipe but I adjusted some of the ingredients. I also omitted the colouring since I don't have red/orange colouring. The ingredients is entirely up to you, you can add or omit some of them if you don't like them.




500gm sweet potato, wash clean and steam or boil till soft
1 tbsp oats, ground till fine
50ml ketchup
1.5 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted
1.5 l water
a bit of orange colouring (optional)
5 dried chilli
a slice of pineapple
2 green apple
1 red apple
2 tomatoes
2 clove garlic
1 cm ginger
2-4 tbsp brown sugar
salt to taste

1. Grind dried chilli, pineapple, apples, tomatoes, garlic and ginger into paste and put aside
2. Grind steamed/boiled sweet potatoes with water and pour into a pot
3. Add all the ingredients except sesame seed into the the pot and stir till the gravy starts to boil
4. Once gravy starts to boil, add roasted sesame seeds. Make sure gravy is not too thick or too thin
5. Add sugar and salt to taste and adjust accordingly to your taste


500g all purpose flour
3g instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
500-600ml water
1/2 tbsp tumeric powder

1. Sift flour with yeast, tumeric powder and salt into a bowl
2. Pour water a little at a time till the batter becomes like a fritter's batter.
3. Cover bowl with cling wrap and leave it to proof for about 2.5hr - 3hr or till double in size
[This dough will be used for some of the rojak ingredients ]

Rojak ingredients without dough - deep fried and drain oil well
2 firm tofu, cut into 4
4 tempe, coat with a bit of tumeric and salt
4 fish cake
4 hard boiled egg
2 boiled potatoes

Rojak ingredients with dough
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 hard boiled eggs
2 boiled potatoes
2 tbsp sesame seed
2 firm tofu
some prawns
a bit of orange colouring (optional)

Method to fry dough ingredients
1. Heat oil in a wok/pot
2. Divide dough into 4 parts

1st part of dough
- Fry it into balls

2nd part of dough
- Coat the hardboiled eggs and sprinkle some sesame and fry till crispy
- Coat the potatoes with the dough and sprinkle with sesame and fry till crispy

3rd part of dough
- Coat tofu with dough and put one prawn and fry till crispy

4th part of dough
- Add grated coconut and sesame seeds, shape into strips and fry till crispy

Garnishes - cut/slice into bite size
salad leaves
green chilli


the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

The indian rojak looks nice but I didn't know there was so much work involved in it esp making the gravy :)

Zurynee said...

hi the yummie dummies,

I find preparing the gravy is less work than preparing the dough ingredients :) Probably the most time consuming one would be the steaming/boiling of the sweet potatoes. Use the microwave oven to cut short the time ;-)

Asmah a.k.a Yahfiq said...

alamakkk tgk ingredients dia je i give up.. kekeke.. salute u lah can even come out with this dish... a'way how's yr pregnancy.. boy or gerl?.. *kepo* lah.. hehehe... take care...

Anonymous said...

i love indian rojak, thanks for sharing... one day i will try. have a nice day.. :)

Maya said...

Asmah Laili;s recipe? Been wanting to try this recipe of hers for ages now! Psst2, hows E taste? Nice? :p

Zurynee said...

hi maya, it's nice and the gravy is very refreshing. A healthy version of the standard rojak gravy *wink*

Maya said...

Im glad to read ur positive comment. Not tht I dont trust mami asmah :p Most of her recipes are good! Btw, cool blog. Hope u keep sharing with ur cooks and bakes despite being busy :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for posting the receipe. I have just tried ......... it's nice. Not that much work involved. You just need to plan your work ahead.

Anonymous said...

I tried and put 2 tsp of baking powder as a result I get spongy and soft dough. Family love it and ask me to do it again. I wish I could show the picture what I mean.

mama leha