Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak (Tapioca leaf In Coconut Gravy)

I really-really treasure pure-original love, and I don't simply kick my love like a ball on social media. What for? What is purpose if you don't mind me asking? Is it so important how people perceive my love for my other half-half or vice-versa? Of course not. I believe love should be close to our heart and close to our ears instead of making it so-low cheap on social media. Then again, sadly, it seems that is the trend now, when in actual fact, behind the scene, I know, yes I know, people are bleeding without sincere love. Wanna know why? Because it is no longer I'm looking for a new love baby", rather, its "I'm looking for a real love honey".

So people, get real. Let me begin by getting real with myself, here's the real-deal masak lemak. Masak lemak. My all time favourite (ikan masin & nenas masak lemak and sardin masak lemak) though my Indian half-half still prefer Indian sodhi (fish sodhi). However, I think to show his real behind the scene love towards me, he won't mind masak lemak every once a while. This masak lemak with pucuk ubi or tapioca/cassava leaves, fresh coconut milk, chillies and lemongrass is the true love of a spicy and creamy traditionally loved 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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