Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak (Tapioca leaf In Coconut Gravy)


This gem of an Indian lady, also a modern and trendy Indian lady, utmostly love typical Malay dishes (Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Salad, Keluak Nyonya Fish Curry & Assam Fish). Not to say I don't appreciate Indian food, which basically I cook so often than ever for my Indian love Indian half-half (Banana Flower Stir Fry & Sri Lankan Fish Curry), but nothing like satisfying my craving over Malay food. My man of course will find hundred and one excuses in avoiding Malay dishes. I on the other sometimes ignore him. When it came to this Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak/Tapioca Leaf In Coconut Gravy, I managed to convince him that its actually like our Indian sodhi (Ikan Masin Nenas Masak Lemak, Sardine Masak Lemak & Sodhi). Do I have to say anything more? He couldn't be happier, nevertheless, he didn't openly praise me. I suppose an okay is the best answer from our husbands? Coconut milk obviously is the core ingredient (Prawn Cabbage Coconut Gravy & Long Bean Prawn Coconut Sauce), of course a Malay local dish can't be complete without our fresh Malaysian herbs, chillies and belacan. Packing a major lovable punch, cooked alongside pucuk ubi or tapioca/cassava leaves, Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak (Tapioca leaf In Coconut Gravy) I bet if you are a typical Malaysian like me, you will be delightful. Get your plate of rice ready please! I say nothing further.


Ingredients
1 bunch of tapioca/pucuk ubi leaves - pluck the leaves and discard the stems
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste

For the paste (coarsely pounded/blended)
6 fresh red chillies
1 inch fresh turmeric/kunyit
4 shallots
2 tbps dried prawns - soak and rinse
1 lemongrass
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste (optional)
Method
Heat oil.
Fry the paste till aromatic.
Pour enough water for gravy.
Simmer and add the leaves.
Cook to soften
Season with salt.
Pour coconut milk, stir and simmer just to heat through.
Off the heat.



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14 comments:

  1. I do not know if I could find these ingredients where I live and is a pity because the looks amazing to try.

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  2. Sounds nice Navneetham.never heard of this but worth a try

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  3. looks like a great winter dish
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  4. Beautiful snaps..... very interesting recipe..... I never tried any recipe with tapioca leaf..... thanks for sharing..... :)

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  5. Never cooked with tapioco leaves ..First time i am seeing these too.The curry looks really awesome with coconut milk.

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  6. That's a beautiful cane basket Nava :) Also, the recipe is so simple andf easy. Love that color too!

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  7. This looks so delicious! Never tried these leaves but I am sure they taste really good and are healthy too!!

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  8. What a lovely presentation and flavorful recipe. Loved it!

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  9. Taste great with rice...if got sambal..perfect

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  10. very interesting recipe...looks very delicious

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  11. Interesting. I never knew they used tapioca leaves in curries. I love seeing food from different places. This looks delicious! :) Erika

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