Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nasi Lemak or Rice with Spicy Sambal

When the weather is as cold as in the winter, I care for something really authentic, hot and spicy Malaysian dish. I was browsing the internet when I came across Dhill's recipe for egg curry. I love hard boiled egg. Since I was small I always eat hard boiled egg. My late mother (rest in peace mom), used to boil eggs and potato for us everytime we travel to Grandmother's house.

Dhill's egg curry look really delicious. Unfortunately, I don't have coconut milk left in my pantry. But I do have a packet of powdered coconut milk. I can use the powdered coconut milk for the rice but I would not want to use it in the curry mix. It does not give that thick and heavy curry gravy if I use the powdered coconut milk. So, I decided to boil 5 eggs and cook it in hot and spicy anchovies sambal.
Ingredients for the rice:
2 cups rice
2 pandan leaves
1 inch ginger
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon powdered coconut milk
4 cups water
Ingredients for the Spicy Anchovies Sambal:
5 boiled eggs
1 big yellow onion
1 cup anchovies
2 tablespoon homemade sambal blend (chilli, ginger, onion, garlic, lemongrass)
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon thick and dark soy sauce
2 tablespoon tarmarind juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
a pinch of salt
For the rice:
Mix all ingredients in the rice cooker.
For the spicy anchovies sambal:
Boil eggs for 10 minutes.
Once cook remove the egg shell. Set it aside.
In a skillet or kuali, heat olive oil. Saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add the homemade sambal blend (chilli, ginger, garlic, onion and lemongrass). Cook it for about 5 minutes or until the oil come to the surface. Then add soy sauces, tarmarind juice, sugar, salt, anchovies and eggs. Cook until the oil come to the surface.
Serve this meal warm with slices of cucumber.
I don't have peanuts. If you have some, garnish this meal with roasted peanuts.
I went for second and third and fourth. Ghee...I better stop. This is really finger licking good meal.


  1. I LOVE this Zue! .. I just don't have some of the ingredients :( Anyway this is my favourite comfort food!

  2. Yum Yum is all I can say! The more spices you put on them the hotter they are

  3. Menaka, You must try this recipe.

    Ms Envy, which ingredients that you don't have? Yes, this is my comfort food too.

    SeCrEt DeLiCiOuS, I cannot take hot and spicy food, my lips burn easily but hey, I don't mind to suffer for few hours as long as I satisfy my craving for good food from home. :-)

  4. early in the morning i dah tercegat kat sini kak zue, singgah merata2 blog looking for idea on what to eat for our breakfast! haaa pekena nasi lemak sedap juga kan..lama tak try nasi lemak for breakfast, sekali sekala amik yang heavy one!

  5. Shafidah, sama la kita. Kak zu pun suka browsing blog for idea to cook. Sometimes, I just don't know what to eat. Kalau hubby masak asyik benda bergoreng. Fried fish and french fries or lobster and shrimp. Emmm... Makan jugak la sebab orang dah sediakan. Sesekali dapat nasi Lemak Macam ni memang heaven la. Don't worry psal diet off the roof. After eat, pergi lap cermin rumah and sapu laman. Kasi bibik cuti bagi yang ada bibik tu.

  6. k.zu
    i kengkadang pakai santan powder for curry or nasi lemak.. but need to use small amount je.. or else it will be to thick..

  7. Dhill, santan powder is god send. It store longer too.

  8. lapar balik bila tgk nasi lemak u ni..mengancam betul!