Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Keluak Nyonya Fish Curry


Remember the buah keluak I told you earlier - Buah Keluak Kari Ayam/Chicken Curry?? The one packet of keluak definitely was a lot for the two of us, so I made this Nyonya fish curry praying hard my other half will taste at least one keluak but hei no!! See, that's the problem with the man. You try and you hope they will try a new dish but they won't. Anyway, he eat a little of the curry and said that the curry is nice but the nut is driving him nuts with its taste. Never mine I thought. I finished off the exotic nuts and licked off the thick spicy aromatic curry made with lemongrass, galangal, fresh turmeric and belacan/shrimp paste, an absolute pleasure with rice.  

Ingredients
8 to 10 seeds -how to clean at buah keluak chicken curry 
Tenggiri/Indian Mackerel - 4 to 5 medium size pieces - rinse
Assam/tamarind juice - as needed
Palm sugar - a small piece
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

For the curry paste
1 lemongrass
1 inch lengkuas/galangal
1/2 inch roasted belacan
1/2 inch fresh kunyit/turmeric (or 1 tsp turmeric powder)
4 shallots
5 garlic 
1/2 inch ginger
2 red chillies
1 tbsp fish curry powder
** blend to a thick paste with some water
Method
Heat oil.
Fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits
Add fish and keluak, gently stir into the paste. 
Pour enough water for gravy.
More water for more gravy please.
Simmer, 
Season with assam/tamarind juice, palm sugar and salt.
Stir and continue to simmer to cook the fish and to thicken curry.
Dish out.  
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9 comments:

  1. More buah keluak? Oh wow, it's fish this time! Hubby will enjoy this :D

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  2. Love this~ Its hard to execute this especially when buah keluak is added

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  3. Some flavors are not something I can relate... but the curry looks delicious for sure...

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  4. Sounds interesting and looks really good! I've been trying to get my man to like crab but doesn't seem to work! Well, more for me!!

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  5. Your recipes are very interesting and delicious ones......! Keluak nyonya fish curry is so tempting....... :)

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  6. Fish curry is any day my fav among non veg.....Curry looks delicious...I'm drooling!!

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  7. Lovely... I will try with fresh water fish..

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