by The Charlie on Thu, September 01, 2011

This comforting dish is subtle and yet tasty. It’s a Raya mainstay for some households and goes delicious with some extra ketupat lying around and a nice dollop of kuah kacang or sambal sotong.

A super easy dish to make!

Serves 4 people

A typical home cooked Malay dish that gets you adding more rice on your plate!

Serve with warm rice for lunch or eaten with kuah kacang and ketupat for breakfast.

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  • Preparation
  • Total
    4 shallots, pounded
    1 garlic, pounded
    2 red chillies, sliced thinly at a diagonal
    1" piece galangal, smashed
    1 packet tempeh, sliced thinly
    1 potato, quartered and sliced into small chips about 1/4" thin
    1/4 cabbage head, sliced thinly into shreds
    1 carrot, julienned
    6 long beans, sliced thinly at a diagonal
    1 small turnip, julienned
    2 small cartons santan
    2 small bay leaves

Put everything except the salt in a large pot.
Add enough water to just cover the vegetable mix.
Stir everything evenly and turn on the flame to a medium heat.
Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat to a gentle simmer and season with salt and a couple of pieces of asam keping (optional).
Cook until the vegetables soften.