I am certainly looking forward to the Mahsuri buka puasa event this coming Saturday at Rumah Kebajikan Baitul Hidayah. Indeed, will be my first ever experience, meanwhile, I experienced with the Mahsuri sauces especially their kicap manis/sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce which I use quite often. As for the rest of the ingredients, I made do with what was available at home because I don't like to waste ingredients, whereas the sauces can last till they expire.
Two dishes were created, the first this fried brinjal with a spicy sweet sambal/gravy, the other will be shared later. A vegetarian version, indeed, such a lovable dish to be paired with rice.
For the fried brinjal
1 medium size Chinese brinjal - cubed/sliced into medium size pieces
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp rice flour
Salt for taste
* mix brinjal with all the ingredients and keep aside.
For the sauce
2 tbsp dried chilli paste/chilli boh
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp onion paste
1 tbsp Mahsuri kicap manis/sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp Mahsuri oyster sauce (for a non-vegetarian version, otherwise omit)
3 tbsp of oil
Spring onion for garnishing
Lime wedges (optional)
Salt for taste (taste first before adding)
Deep fry brinjal till brown and crispy.
Dish out and keep aside.
Fry the chilli paste, garlic paste and onion paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Optional: add 1/2 tbsp of Mahsuri oyster sauce.
Gently scoop sambal and add on a serving plate.
Pile up fried brinjal atop.
Garnish with spring onion.
Optional; serve with lime to be squeezed over before tucking in.
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