Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nyonya Acar

This was a dish that I had wanted to do for a long time but never had the patience to chop up all the vegetables. Such a tedious chore.

However, after my near death experience this morning, walking to a local school to cast my vote for Election day, well, I decided that I just have to make this dish when I got home.

Bloody Hoons with their doof doof speakers out loud...they tried to run me over!!!

Huh! See, I am still alive and home. So I took my time cutting up all the veges, aren't they pretty? So relaxing and such beautiful colours too!

Nyonya Acar

  • 300 g cauliflower, cut into flowerets
  • 300 g cabbage, cut into small square pieces
  • 250 g roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
Cut into 3 cm lengths: Add as many veges as you like
  • 2 medium sized cucumbers, discard the soft centres
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • 200 g long beans
A: mixed together
  • 500 ml vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 300 ml water
B: ground or blend to a paste with 4 tbsp oil
  • 100 g dried shallots
  • 500 g shallots
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 120 g dried prawns
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
C: fried and allowed to cool
  • 4 tbsp chili paste or ground chili
  • 6 tbsp oil
  1. Sprinkle 1 tbsp salt over cucumber and carrot strips and leave to stand for 1 hour. Rinse and drain.
  2. In a Dutch Oven, bring the ingredients A to the boil. Add in the vegetables, one type at a time and boil for 1 to 2 mins. Scoop out with a sieve, drain and spread on a large tray to cool. Repeat for each type of vegetable.
  3. Heat ½ cup oil, fry ingredients B till fragrant and dish out.
  4. With a clean wok, fry ingredients C, until the oil turns red. Remove and set aside.
  5. Combine everything together in a large bowl. Stir well. Lastly, add the ground peanuts and sesame seeds. Leave it to cool overnight before storing in bottles or serving.


Dolly said...

thank god ur still alive, otherwise noo food porn.. jks

yeah i know wat u mean >< ><

Yummy Stuff said...

Thanks Dolly ;)

thang @ noodlies said...

that experience was scary.. who knew voting can be a near death experience.

Nice looking nyonya acar!

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