Saturday, September 7, 2013
Taro Cake/Kuih Keladi
Assalamualaikum dear Readers,
Most of my favourite sweet dishes and savouries are those of the Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese dishes. In this outing I am sharing with you one such dishes called Taro Cake or Kuih Keladi. This kuih is great with chilli sauce and ideal for afternoon tea or gathering.
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Here's the recipe:
TARO CAKE/KUIH KELADI
80 gm tapioca starch flour
340 gm rice flour
600 ml water
Mix the flour with water.
2 small size taro (cubed)
6 cloves garlic (slice thinly)
6 tbs oil
1/2 cup dried shrimps (soaked in warm water and drained)
1 breast of chicken (boiled and cubed)
10 pcs of dried Chinese mushroom (soak in boiling water until soft and slice thinly)
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder
1 tsp salt
600 ml water
1) Heat the oil and fry the garlic until slightly brown.
2) Add the dried shrimp until aromatic.
3) Add in the mushroom,chicken,5 spice powder,white pepper,salt and water.
4) Simmer until boiling and taro is cooked.
5) Add in the batter and keep stirring until thick and the mixture comes away from the sides.
6) Lined the tin with plastic sheet to make the removal of the cake easier and to prevent the cake from sticking to the side. Place the mixture in the tin and smooth the top.
7) Steam the taro mixture for 45 minutes.
8) Garnish the top with spring onion, fresh chillies and fried onion.
9) Serve with chilli sauce.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
~ Mark Twain ~
I have to thank my dad for training us early to eat vegetables.Now it has become a habit to have veges daily for us. Habits good or bad, can be discarded and can be developed. Its a matter of deciding what we need to do to make our life better especially in bad economic situation.It will not be easy to discard some habits but its not impossible. Eating habit is one of them. Another is spending habit. My friend has a funny way to discourage herself from using her credit card unnecessarily. She sticks cellophane tape around the card. So every time she reach for her card to spend, she couldn't use it. So she pay cash.She now use her card only for emergency purposes.
Admittedly if habits turned into addiction then we will need professional help to kick it.
Till we meet again take care of yourself.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan
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