Monday, July 4, 2011

Curry Mee (Vegetarian)

Compared to the previous "Home Made Curry Mee", this version is meatless. Yet without compromising on the much loved flavours for its made with homemade curry paste, coconut milk and fried brinjals, tofu, green chillies and spring onion. To convert to non veg type, top/add blanched/boiled shredded chicken, fish balls, fish cakes or any other seafood.

For the Curry
1 tbsp dried chilli paste (or as per taste)
1 tbsp plain curry powder (or as per taste)
1 tbsp shallot paste 
1/2 tbsp ginger paste 
1 serai/lemongrass - crushed
2 pieces asam keping/ dried tamarind fruit 
1/2 liter vegetable stock (either ready made stock or simmer carrots, red onions and celery sticks for it)
2 cups thick coconut milk
1/4 cup oil
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 packet yellow mee/noodles - blanched to soften
1 piece white hard tofu - sliced, season with salt and lightly fried 
3 small Chinese brinjals/eggplant - sliced, add salt and fried
2 green chillies - cut into two and sliced
2 stalks spring onions - sliced thinly

Into a bowl, mix together chilli paste, curry powder, garlic, shallots and lemon grass.
When oil is heated, fry paste, stir and fry till oil splits. 
Pour in vegetable stock, add asam pieces and season with salt.  
Simmer till heated through.  
Pour in the coconut milk and simmer, again to heat through. 
Keep in simmering or simmer again before assembling. . 

To Serve:
Assemble noodles with fried brinjals, tofu, green chillies and spring onion.   
Pour curry gravy and enjoy your meal.
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  1. i love curry mee no matter vegetarian or not

  2. It looks so tasty. I feel like having a bowl too...slurp!

  3. Home cook are the best.if added daun

  4. Wow, I am salivating! Lol. But seriously, I've always had a thing for curry mee and vegeterian food. That brinjals look delicious. However I'd prefer to use vermicelli/bee hoon instead of yellow mee. =)

  5. Hi everyone,
    I suppose we modify the recipes to suit our taste and preferences which I so all the time.

  6. That looks so creamy, and looks so yummy! I missed curry mee.


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