Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sambal Goreng Pengantin ala Zu

This is one of hubby's favourite dish. One of the least healthy dish, it is generally made of some cow's organs like liver and lungs, prawns, beef/mutton or even tripe. This is my mom's recipe which I am soo used to eating and to me, it is so far the best sambal goreng. I modify her version slightly by adding beancurd and tempe which are my hubby's favourite. It took me awhile to get used to the combination but I am pretty alright with it now.

I hardly make this dish because of the amount of time needed to prepare it. Firstly, the cutting, everything has to be cut into bite size followed by the frying of every ingredients - that is why I said this is one of the most unhealthy dish around.

For this version, I only used beancurd, prawns and lungs (yeah lungs).


dumped all the ingredients after frying

4 firm beancurd, cut into bite size/cubed
200-300g fresh prawns, remove head and shell but leave the tail
200-300g lungs, cooked and cubed
5 large fresh red chillies, thinly sliced
4 large onions, thinly sliced
3tbsp chilli paste (more if you like it spicy)
4cm belachan (shrimp paste)
tamarind juice from tamarind pulp about the size of a small lemon
4 large clove garlic
3cm ginger
4cm galangal
3 lemongrass
100-150ml coconut milk
100-200ml water
salt & sugar to taste
3-5 tbsp oil

1. Fry beancurd, prawns, lungs, sliced onions and chillies till cooked, without over cooking it and put it aside
2. Blend garlic, ginger, galangal and lemongrass into a paste
3. Add belachan with the tamarind juice and put it aside
4. Heat oil in wok and add chilli paste
5. Stir fry the chilli paste till oil separates then add the garlic/ginger/galangal/lemongrass paste
6. Fry till fragrant
7. Add coconut milk followed by tamarind/belachan juice and stir well
8. Add 100ml of water, you can add more water if you prefer to have more gravy
9. Add salt & sugar to taste and simmer till gravy is slightly thickened
10.Add the fried ingredients, and stir till all the ingredients are well coated with the gravy
11.Simmer till slightly dry - there should not be too much gravy
12.Serve hot with steamed rice


Anonymous said...

Hi Zu

What a coincidence! I also had sambal goreng pengantin over the weekend!


Anonymous said...

my....ur sambal goreng pengantin is so mengancam! i call my hubby to have a look on the pic and u noe wat did he say? ' can cook 4 me tomorrow dear?' hmm...

Anonymous said...

oh wow...look at the recipes you have compiled here...

mohon tunjuk ajar ya...

Anonymous said...

your sambal goreng is perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe Zurynee :)

Zurynee said...

You are welcome alya ;-)

Anonymous said...

txs give us a simple recipe sambal goreng it taste delicious and easy to make,Hope all viewers out there should try and make it for your familys:)

Zurynee said...

you are welcome norinah.. glad that you tried it :-)