Thursday, February 21, 2019

Vegetarian Potato Sambal

Vegetarianism and Nava K. Oh pleaseeee!!! Please don't put us side by side. Honestly everyone, vegetarianism is definitely out of the question for me. Neither will I force it on me for the sake of doing it or just because others are willingly or blindly jumping into the back wagon of vegetarianism. Seemingly, I may be wrong, but obviously, people are under the impression that if you are a vegetarian, you are a symbol of healthy living. For the Hindus as well, if not all, at least the rest, they are under the impression that abstaining from meat is a sign of holiness (Mushroom Curry/Kaalan Puli Kulambu). Really? I am not going to say anything further. Hindus, believe me, they are really sensitive if you talk about their religion. Anyway, whether you are a healthy grain or holy grain or not, there is such a thing as being a part-time vegetarian right (Vegetarian Nyonya Laksa & Nasi Minyak)? Why not? Whenever we feel we should or we want to instead of allowing others in pressuring us?

After all. "Our Life Our Choices"? Of course. Our life is definitely our choice and as a life coach,  when it comes to coaching my clients in cooking (Personal Cooking Coach), I too make it a point in telling them that, its their choices to being a vegetarian or not (Terong Balado Pedas Manis & Vegan Tom Yum Soup). My job as a life coach mind you, is not about changing or deciding for my clients. Instead, a reliable, trusted, validated and certified coach is someone who listen attentively to the concern of their clients and trust me please, whether you are a vegetarian or not, who said vegetarian dishes are boring and lifeless (Kerabu Kacang Botol, Morrocan Pea Soup & Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup)? Not me. Rather, vegetarian dishes can be punchy and kicky for tickling our tastebuds if you know the know how. This Vegetarian or Vegan Potato Sambal? Desirable and rest assured you won't regret trying. Of course simplicity in the simplest form. As usual, Nava K and her uncomplicated home style cooking? Yet, an inviting Malaysian style spicy dish.

4  potatoes - simmered/boiled to 3/4 texture. Remove skin and slice
Chili paste/blended dried chillies (as per taste)
2 tomatoes - chopped
2 medium size onion - chopped/sliced
1 or two lemongrass/serai - smashed/bruised
4 tbsp oil

Heat oil.
Add onion and lemongrass.
Tip in chili paste and add tomatoes.
As well as add potatoes.
Stir and cook on low heat till there's a light char on the outside of the potatoes.
Add salt.
Stir and dish out.

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