Friday, March 18, 2011

Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis/Anchovies


Ikan Bilis, aka anchovies. A tiny bit or a handful goes a long way for stir fries (Brinjal Stir Fry) or for a flavourful Malaysian style broth (Bee Hoon Soup). The other option will be quite a handful of bilis for a dry style dish. Like this Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis/Anchovies. Quite a favourite actually, for us Malaysians? For me personally, yes. Furthermore, like I like to say. The marrying of potato (Chilli Potato) and ikan bilis, plus spiciness and aroma of curry leaves? 

Ingredients
3 medium size potatoes - simmer and slice with the skin on
2 tbsp  anchovies - soak in water for 10 mins and drain of water 
1 red chilli - slice
1 green chilli - slice
5 shallots - slice thinly
3 sprigs curry leaves
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method
When oil is heated, fry anchovies until crispy.
Remove and keep aside. 
In the same oil, sauté chillies and shallots. 
Add potatoes, fried anchovies and curry leaves.
Season with salt. 
Stir and cook over high heat. Very quickly.
Dish out.


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9 comments:

  1. looks delicious...to bad cant eat now. Sore throat :(

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  2. hi nava, u have got a new recipe here.. good idea not to peel the potato skin. i kind of like u use curry leaves. must be yummy and nutritious too. do msg me every time u do new recipes ok...thanks for sharing

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  3. first time here...these spicy potato fries look just delicious....got to try them sometimes...I would luv to follow ur space...do visit my blog whenever u hav time !

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  4. Wow what and great replacement for the usual roast potatoes, this would be really tasty specially with the addition of that ikan bilis

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  5. Hey,

    Yummy and tasty dish...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  6. thank you everyone for all the lovely comments.

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  7. thanks for the well wishes Nava.

    I wonder whether you have been to "Ravi's Banana Leaf", located at Dataran 3 Two (32 Square) 19/1 Petaling Jaya.

    We went there the other night. The Curry was really fiery hot. I think maybe you might like it.

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  8. Wow you come out with lots of recipes almost everyday. Are you a housewife?

    This is yet another tempting dish. :)

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  9. Che-Cheh - housewife and career woman too.

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