Monday, May 30, 2011
1.5 kg ground meat,can use chicken meat
7 cloves garlic,chopped
80 gm coriander seed
1 tbsp white pepper
380 gm candied melon
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp soy bean paste(tauchu)
Wash the coriander seed,put in a tray and dried it under the sun.
Toast the dried coriander seed in hot pan until fragrant.Grind it until very fine.
(You can use ready made coriander powder, but I prefer to make it)
Soak mushroom until soft, cut into small pieces.
Chop candied melon into small pieces.
Heat 4 tbsp oil.
Stir fry chopped shallots, until fragrant.
Add chopped garlic,stir fry until golden brown.
Add in soy bean paste,stir fry again,when it looks a little dry,
Add in chopped mushrooms,stir fry untill fragrant.
Add in ground meat,stir fry again.
Add in dark soy sauce and pepper,stir fry again.
Add in chopped melon,stir fry.
Lastly add in ground coriander,stir fry, until it becomes thick.
Dish up and set aside.(I normaly made this one day earlier)
How to make Nyonya dumplings:
2 kg glutinous rice (divide it into 1.2kg and 800 gm)
2 packet of bamboo leaves
some hemps strings
20 gm dried Blue pea flowers
500 ml water
41/2 tbsp oil (divide it into 3 tbsp and 11/2 tbsp)
5 tsp salt (divide it into 31/2tsp and 11/2 tsp)
Some pandan leaves cut into pieces
Soak the bamboo leaves overnight.
Boil 500 ml water, put in blue pea flower,let it boil for 1 minute, off the fire.
Let the blue pea flower sit in the water for 20 minutes, squeeze out the pulp,let it cool.
Wash 1.2kg glutinous rice and soak it overnight.
Wash the 800 gm glutinous rice, soak in the blue pea water( add more cold water to the blue pea water),overnight.
The next day:
Wash and drain 1.2kg glutinous rice,then add in 3 tbsp oil and 31/2 tsp salt.Set aside.
Wash the 800 gm glutinous rice,then add 11/2 tbsp oil and 11/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
Wash the bamboo leaves and boil it for 10 minutes,drain.(can be done 1 day earlier,make sure the leaves soak in water,so it won't dry)
Fold bamboo leaf into a cone and fill with 1 tbsp glutinous rice, make a hole and fill in 11/2 tbsp filling,top with another 1/2 tbsp white rice and 1tbsp blue rice and a piece of pandan leaf.
Cover shape it into dumplings,tie it up with hemp string.
Boil water in a deep stock pot,3/4 of the pot.
Put the nyonya dumplings into the pot,fully covered with water.
Cover and bring to boil, lower the heat and cook for 3-4 hours untill cooked and soft.
(can use pressure cooker, cook for 40 minutes)
Remove and hang it, let the Nyonya dumplings dry.Serve.