Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sambal Petai Udang ( Petai with chili & shrimps)

Whenever I see fresh and cheap petai (local veggie, very popular in Malaysia) selling in the wet market, I'm sure grap some to cook my favourite sambal petai, to serve my favourite Nasi Lemak!

Sambal Petai

Petai is like durian, you'll either love it or hate it !!
Petai




Sambal Petai Udang ( Petai with chili & shrimps)
(printable recipe)

Ingredients
200g Petai beans
150g shrimps (medium), retain tail
50g ikan bilis (anchovy), washed and cleaned
2 big onions, sliced
1tbsp tamarind paste, add 3tbsp water, remove seeds, to become tamarind water
2tbsp chilli paste (I use homemade chilli paste)

Pound to paste1” galangal (blue ginger)
3 cloves garlic
4 shallots
½ big onion

Seasonings½ tsp salt or taste
1 and ½ tbsp sugar

1. Blanch petai in boiling water for 1min, drained and set aside
2. Stir fried prawn with some hot oil till change colour, set aside.
3. Deep fried ikan bilis till golden brown, set aside.
4. Heat some oil in a wok, add in pounded paste, stir fried till fragrant.
5. Add in chilli paste and onion slices, stir fried for a while.
6. Add in petai, fried ikan bilis and cooked shrimps, add in tamarind water (add more water if too dry), mix well.
7. Add in seasoning and dish out, serve with nasi lemak or steamed rice.

**my note-if you not using homemade chili paste like me which I have cooked it for long hour, then you need to increase the timing when stir fry the chili paste.

Sambal Petai
I salivate while posting this picture, YUM YUM!

Sambal Petai
Happy Cooking !!

43 comments:

cikmanggis said...

Sonia!!! anda buat saya lapar:)nampak sangattt sedap.Ishkk...kena cari petai ni hehe.thanks my dear sonia for sharing:)

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks and sounds just exotic and flavourful! Perfect clicks too.

Little Inbox said...

Sambal petai is my favorite. You make me mouth-watering too. :P

My Kitchen and Me said...

I love petai.. Haven't had it in a long long time. You've inspired me to try some petai-dishes! :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I never eat petai b4 as i don't like it, but i saw my favourite prawns...

AhTee said...

Oways drooling...whenever watching ur sambal cooks~~~slurrppp~~

Quinn said...

Sonia, the pictures all look so good!!!! I am also salivating already now just looking at the pictures. The chili paste is indeed very convenient!

Jeannie said...

I salivate looking at your sambal petai...can't cook this because my boys don't like petai, just like I can't eat durians for the same reason!

Bakeling said...

A "love you" and "hate you" dish ! But sedap !

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh Sonia I have missed this dish so much! Can't get fresh petai here :(
Love you to send this in for Muhibbah Malaysia Monday, such a wonderful dish!

Kitchen Corner said...

Wah! This is so appetizing!!! Must get some rice to go with it.

Jen Cheung said...

this dish looks really yummmmmmy! hehe just what I need right now! but too bad its almost 3am in toronto lah. can't eat or else weight will go up!!!! aiyoh eh?

have a lovely day
jen

Cheah said...

Yes, Sonia, why not send this as Muhibbah M'sia Monday dish. I'm salivating already!

vialentino said...

i am hungry now...love those petai prawns with sambal...gorgeous taste

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have never heard of petai, now I am curious! Diane

MaryMoh said...

Looks delicious but I heard petai stinks so I will pick out all the prawns and leave behind the petai :P

the lacquer spoon said...

Interesting to try the love-it-or-hate-it ingredient! Looks beautiful, so must taste divine :)

neyeeloh said...

This is our all time favorite (except my husband). Normally it's very difficult to get my elder son to take his meal, but when you tell him there's petai, immediately he will say he is hungry.

WyYv said...

yummy! sambal petai with prawns summore, really making me tempted to have this for dinner tonight.. haha :D

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Jo said...

I agree that you either love it or hate it! I looove it and it's my hubby that cooks sambal petai.

busygran said...

It's a lovely dish and it goes well with some prawns. I love it but not the family. For some reasons, it makes the 'after effect' rather pungent. :)

mysimplefood said...

Woooo...yum yum!! Funny thing is that I dont eat petai but I love the sambal cooked in petai. Does it make sense?? :)

zurin said...

i dnt like petai but i love shrimps....ill just eat the shrimps ;))

Mary said...

Your photos today are amazing. I won't be able to duplicate your recipe for lack of ingredients, but I would if I could. I really looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sonia, in my 3 year in Kl, I have yet got a chance to taste this dish! Although a few rimes my neighbors cooks it and the smell was really strong! Then my helper told me it's petal, heehee! You are right, it is like durian, love hate relation. I guess I need to find out for myself some day. Lovely shots!

pigpigscorner said...

yummy! I love petai but my hubs hates it =(

Pam said...

I will be looking for petai soon at the Asian market nearby. This looks like a great dish!

Pete said...

Lots of Petai being sold in the market. Gotta get some this week. Your dish looks yummy, nice with nasi lemak!

Jhonny walker said...

me thinks...me will like it!! looks gorgeous and so flavorful!

ICook4Fun said...

mmmm so stinky but taste so good. Lucky I am able to get the frozen one here. This dish will be great with Nasi lemak.

RV said...

Great flavors and it looks inviting.

My Little Things Corner said...

Your Petai make me mouth watering, i also wanna go pasar buy some petai liao.

TINTIN said...

Yummy...by looking at it already makes me salivating!! My favourite !!

petite nyonya said...

so delicious lah!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thanks for your lovely comment.

Cinnamon Girl said...

Petai is new to me! I would love to try it. Looks delicious with shrimp and spices!

Colin Woon said...

I like durian but I don't like petai, uh oh.

Glad that you enjoy it!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, my inlaw loves petai. My mil cooked a few times but so far, I still dunno how to appreciate lei :P

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your sambal petai wt udang is calling my name!!!! ♫♫♫ haha! *wipping my salive on my keyboard now*

cherry potato said...

这是我爱吃的.已经很久没煮过这道菜了.我就不客气在你这里吃了再说啦!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,
I have not eaten Sambal Petai for ages! We don't have Petai in the UK. Your Sambal Petai looks scrumptious! I might replace it with French bean (boring).
Anyway, thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Simone

Anonymous said...

Wow...mencabar betul ler gambar kat sini.Hancur diet kami.U memang hebat!

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