top down view of a bowl of sayur lodeh
Sayur Lodeh is everyone's favourite dish, especially during the festive Hari Raya season. Impress your family and guests with a healthier option by replacing coconut milk with low-fat milk. It will be a delicious and nutritious treat for them!

Serves 6
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS
2 carrots, cut in strips
1 Chinese turnip, cut in strips
6 long beans, cut diagonally
¼ cabbage, sliced
2 medium firm bean curd, cut half
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 lemongrass, bruised
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 cups low-fat milk (500ml)
60g dried prawns (wash, soak, and dry blend coarsely)
Water for preferred consistency
3 tbsp canola oil

For Spice Paste
8 shallots
1 onion
1 red chilli
1 green chilli
7 dried chillies
1 ½ inch fresh turmeric
1-inch piece of galangal
1 lemongrass
4 cloves of garlic
1-inch piece belacan
1-inch piece ginger
1 tsp dried coriander seeds
1 tsp dried cumin

METHOD
1. Place all the ingredients for the spice paste in a non-stick pan and pan roast for 5 minutes till fragrant.
2. Then blend into a paste with a bit of water.
3. In the pot, add oil and sauté the blended ingredients till fragrant.
4. Then add in the lemongrass, blended dried prawns & a pinch of turmeric powder and stir fry for 3 minutes.
5. Add in milk & water, stir well for a few minutes, then add all the remaining ingredients.
6. On medium heat, stir occasionally.
7. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, and add salt to taste.

Download the recipe here!

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