Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sambal Tomatoes with Cabbage

There are hundreds kinds of sambal in Indonesia. No matter where you go, you'll be able to try different ones.
Sambal is a kinda condiment, as long as with Bird's Eye Chili Pepper (Chili padi) or cabe rawit in Indonesian, then it is sambal.

1/2 piece of cabbage (cut pieces and boiled)

Sambal ingredients:
2 spoons of sambal oelek (you can buy it in every Asia shop)
3 tomatoes (cut small pieces or blend if you like)
1 onion (cut small pieces or blend if you like)
2 cloves of garlic (grind them)
1 ts chicken broth
2 ts sugar
1 lemon (juice)
oil for the pan

How to cook!
  • Prepare the boiled cabbage on the plate
  • Put some oil into the pan and then fry the cut onion and tomatoes together
  • Put the garlic into sambal oelek
  • Chicken broth and sugar inside
  • Try it if you like it. You can put more sambal oelek if you like it spicier
  • Pour the lemon juice inside (Tamarind juice is the best, but you can use lemon juice if you can't get it)
PS: You can also serve sambal tomat with boiled broccolis

Spanish Tortilla ala Christina


3 potatoes (slice thin)
1 red pepper (cut 1 cm cubes)
1 onion (cut half ring)
3 eggs
50 gr wheat flour
salt, pepper, chicken broth and oil (as you like)

How to cook!
  • Put some oil into your pan.
  • Cook the onion, red pepper and potatoes together.
  • Put the wheat flour into the eggs and mix them with a little salt, pepper and chicken broth.
  • Pour the egg-mix into the pan.
  • Let it cook in a low flame, and your Spanish Tortilla is ready!
PS: Tortillas in America and South America are different from Spanish Tortilla :)

Soto Ayam

Soto ayam 2 portions

Main Ingredients:

1/2 kg chicken
250 gr vermicelli (soaked in warm water)
200 gr bean sprouts (boiled)

1 lemon (take the juice)
2 eggs
1 tomato
1/2 cucumber
1 ts fried onions
1 ts coriander leaves

Soup ingredients:
1 lt water
2 onions
3 candle nuts (ground)
1 ts coriander seeds (ground)
3 cloves of garlic
1 ts turmeric powder
1 stalk lemongrass (cut small)

salt, pepper, oil and chicken broth (as you like)
* some put galangal and ginger (but I don't like them)

How to cook!
  • Boil 1 lt of water with the whole onions, ground candle nuts, ground coriander seeds, garlic and cut lemongrass and also the chicken. (Some people like it with the bones)
  • Put the turmeric powder, salt, pepper, oil and chicken broth.
  • Take the chicken and onions out. Cut the chicken into small pieces (julienne if possible) and smash the onions, then put them back into the soup.
  • Prepare the toppings!
  • Pour the soup into a bowl, and put the vermicelli and bean sprouts inside the soup.
  • Arrange the toppings as you like and pour the lemon juice on the top.
  • Eat with sweet soy sauce and ABC sambal :P