Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak (Tapioca leaf In Coconut Gravy)

Love, I really-really treasure, and love I don't simply throw around by announcing on social media. Love I believe should be close to the heart and close to the ears of your loved ones instead of impressing others. Truly and sincerely, I wish people will spend quality time by keep the love flame going. Want to know why? People are no longer saying"I'm looking for a new love" but rather "I'm looking for a real love". So people, get real. To begin with myself, today I'm sharing the real masak lemak. Masak lemak - walla!! My all time favourite (ikan masin & nenas masak lemak and sardin masak lemak) though my Indian half-half prefer the Indian sodhi (fish sodhi). Still, he won't mind masak lemak every now and then. This masak lemak with pucuk ubi or tapioca/cassava leaves, fresh coconut milk, chillies and lemongrass is  spicy, creamy and the traditional masak lemak.

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

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

  3. looks like a great winter dish
    keep in touch

  4. Beautiful snaps..... very interesting recipe..... I never tried any recipe with tapioca leaf..... thanks for sharing..... :)

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

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

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

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

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

  10. very interesting recipe...looks very delicious

  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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