Saturday, April 20, 2013

Serai Sayur Lodeh (Coconut Vegetable Stew)


Sayur lodeh is a dish which showcases coconut milk with vegetables. Lodeh is generally made with seafood but I thought it will be good to make a vegetarian version for our once a week meatless day. Making lodeh is quite straightforward regardless of whether you like a vegetarian or non-vegetarian version. A combination of colourful veggies will justify the vibrancy while the stew with coconut milk, lemongrass and chillies will justify the creamy, mild spicy and lemony scent. With sweet potatoes (stir-fried sweet potato leaves in chilli), the stew is further enhanced with a tinge of natural sweetness.

Ingredients
2 pieces of white tofu - sliced
2 sweet potatoes - remove skin and cut into chunks
20 long beans - sliced to 1 inch length
1 lemongrass 
5 garlic 
4 shallots 
1-2 red chillies -remove seeds and sliced thinly
2 sprigs coriander leaves - shredded
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 tbsp of oil
Salt for taste
Method
Roughly blend/pound lemongrass, garlic and shallots.
Heat oil and saute the blended ingredients for a minute or two.
Add potatoes and pour one cup of water.
Season with salt.
When potatoes are half cooked, add beans and continue to simmer till both are soft.
Then add tofu and coconut milk.
Stir all in and once heated through, remove from heat.
Lastly add coriander leaves and chillies.
Stir again and serve.
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27 comments:

  1. Hi Nava very delicious vegetable stew. I love to use coconut milk so my vote is for you. Such a lovely dish. Thanks a lot for sharing. I am learning lot of new dishes from you.

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  2. Hai Nava
    Thank you very much for removing the word verification.

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  3. liked ur serving spoon.. i dont use coconut milk much in my recipes.. but love this curry with aappam..

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  4. Wow comfort in the bowl. Delicious.

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  5. Nice blend of veggies , beans and of course Tofu makes it a healthy stew . ..

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  6. Nava ur the label says 78 soups thats like enough for two volumes of cookbooks.How do u make so many varieties,I am amazed!!

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  7. Love sayur lodeh! Awesome with some ketupat, peanut sauce and sambal! Another awesome dish whereby I welcome the use of coconut milk.

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  8. delicious stew..protein rich dish too...nice clicks

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  9. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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  10. Hi Nava, the stew looks so delicious and colorful.. :-)

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  11. This looks soooo soooo inviting!!! Lovely picture and lovely recipe :)

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  12. Would love, LOVE to try this out. Your photos are so appealing, made my mouth water!

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  13. This is such a simple, yet very rich looking recipe.
    Love the tofu floating around. Also the color, OMG can beat any other recipe down.
    I'm definitely trying this.
    Very fulfilling stew, indeed.

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  14. Nice blend of veggies with coconut milk...would love to have it with idiyappam

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  15. OMG ms.nava this one look's really yummy, my saliva is running out now hahaha.. i love the combination of the vege really inviting.. :)

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  16. Such a healthy and delicious stew!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  17. I don't think I heard of serai but this dish looks interesting to me.

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  18. Healthy vegetable stew. Looks really colorful.
    Have you missed the coconut milk in the ingredients list dear?

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  19. WOnderful stew,i am quite sure it will taste wonderful,look at the wonderful burst of color they are divine.Super click Nava.

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  20. This looks so yummy Nava! Will have to try this version soon since it has so many of my favourite ingredients.. Loved this recipe :-)

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  21. it looks wonderful..I've been trying out some Thai dishes & will sure try this out...great clicks too !

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  22. This looks yum and I love tofu I will try it out.

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  23. Sounds so yum...let me try this one day

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