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Monday, March 23, 2015

Kuih Cara Berlauk 马来小咸糕

After making few types of sweet kuih-muih (local cakes) last two weeks, my daughter requested me to make some savoury kuih. So i decided to make this Kuih Cara Berlauk ( Malay savoury cake) instead the Kuih cara manis that i made earlier.

The process of making kuih cara berlauk is similar like making kuih cara manis. And i learnt a way to grease the mould using pandan leaves, so aromatic when greasing the mould ^_^.

This savoury version also tasted yummy with curry aromatic of minced chicken, soft and fragrance of cake base, so good!

Kuih Cara Berlauk 马来小咸糕
* makes ~ 18pcs

For the batter
75g all purpose flour or plain flour
1 egg (large or A )
165ml coconut milk
1tbsp corn oil
A pinch of salt
1/8tsp turmeric powder or yellow food colouring

For the filling
100g minced chicken
4 shallots, chopped
2 garlic, chopped
1 and 1/2tsp curry powder (meat type)
1/4tsp red chili powder
1tsp Malay sweet soy sauce (kicap manis), or you may replace with dark soy sauce and sugar
1/4tsp salt or to taste

Chopped spring onion and red chili


  1. For the batter, mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, strain the batter. Set aside to rest.
  2. For the filling, heat 1tbsp cooking oil in a non-stick pan, sauté chopped shallots and garlic till aroma. Add in minced chicken, stir fry till colour changed.
  3. Add in curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce and salt, stir fry to mix well and continue to stir fry till cooked. Set aside.
  4. Heat up the Kuih Bahulu mould over low heat on a gas stove.
  5. When the mould is hot, grease the cavity with cooking oil.
  6. Spoon batter into each cavity almost 90% full (about 1tbsp), cook till the sides turned slightly harden, then spoon cooked minced chicken at the centre of each batter.
  7. Top with chopped spring onion and red chili, close with a lid, cook till golden brown (take about 3-4mins, and no more seen uncooked (white) batter).
  8. Remove the kuih with a skewer, serve warm or cold.

Reference: Dapur Tanpa Sempadan, recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover

I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone March 2015 Event Theme: My Favourite Traditional Kueh organized by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom
 and co-hosted by Joceline - Butter, Flour & Me.


Joceline Lor said...

这个kuih cara 我有吃过。每逢 ramaldan 就能买到这个了。
谢谢 sonia 的连接和分享。 Like

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Wordsmith said...

Sonia this is lovely. My late granny used to make both kueh cara manis and berlauk for me and my sisters every time we balik kampung. Her batter did not have santan and her fried mince had just garlic, shallot, beef, curry powder and cumin ! So delicious and I so miss her "air tangan". Thanks for sharing

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PH said...

Looks beautiful and taste good!

Fion said...

this kuih look so cute,i bet it's very yummy ,gotta try it one day :)
Thanks for sharing

CQUEK said...

Oh my, I am seriously craving a big plateful of this for breakfast!

Copycake kitchen said...

These are lovely! Thumb up!

Copycake kitchen said...

These are lovely! Thumb up!

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My Little Space said...

I've seen this kuih so often but not dare to try it. Cause I'm not sure what are they putting to the top as I'm not taking meat. However, I think I should try making it at home too. At least, I know what's on the top. hehe...

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