Wednesday, August 18, 2010
325. My Bubur Pedas
Do you like 'Bubur Pedas'?
My family loves it. For the past couple of days Aya had been asking me to make her, 'Bubur Pedas'. It is tradition that we cooked this dish each fasting month (Ramadhan).
And I did. Yesterday.
But first I had to buy the 'Bubur Pedas' core ingredients or 'Sambal'. These are sold in packets in the 'Tamu Muhibbah' . And in Miri I would only find these sold in the old 'Tamu Muhibbah' which is situated next to the old Center Point. The new 'Tamu Muhibbah' is next to the MMC (Miri Municipal Council). You do find it there but not much, and when I buy it, I'd like first to smell the packet.
Why? because I will buy the ones with the most smell of 'Rempah' in them.
These 'sambal' of 'Bubur Pedas' usually consist of grounded rice, 'Jintan Manis' (Aniseed), 'Jintan Putih' (Cumin Powder) and many more other 'Rempah' (which I do not know very well). I wish I'd learned how to make my own 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' from my late aunty.
I hear that Sarawak aims to go places with its 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' or sometimes called 'Bubur Lambuk Pedas' following the success of its 'Kek Lapis' in the international market.
Anyway, the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' that I bought looks like these. They are sold in packets of RM5 and RM2. I used 2 of these.
To cook, it is not as difficult as it seems, just blend 7 small shallots, 5 garlic and 3 tablespoons already blended dried chillies in an electric blender.
Saute all the blended ingredients in a pot.
Add in the 2 packets of the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas'.
As you stir, add in some water. It is important to let the 'Sambal Bubur Pedas' be well cooked and let the rice ingredients in it be well cooked too as this will thickens the 'bubur' or soup. In other words, as you add the other ingredients into it you will have to keep stirring with a ladle and keep adding water. This way you will avoid the bottom of the pot from overheating and get burnt.
There are many things that other cooks put in their 'Bubur Pedas' but I put these items in. All items were bought from the same old 'Tamu Muhibbah'.
And all items MUST be slices into small pieces.
Add all items one by one according to how long each take to cook. Don't forget to add water as you add an item.
Kulit Kaki Sapi (Skin of a cow's feet). I bought this already cleaned and boiled for RM2.
Young Corn RM2
3 pieces of Potatoes or half kilo for RM1.75
Wet Black Mushroom RM1
Long Bean RM1
1 Packet Minced Beef ( Only this I bought from Hj Mos Cold Storage) RM6.50
All the above added and done, next is optional, you can add some coconut milk. I added a packet of 'Cocolin' powdered coconut milk to my 'Bubur Pedas'.
Powdered Coconut Milk
As you keep stirring and adding water by now all the ingredients are well cooked.
Next most important item in a pot of 'Bubur Pedas' is adding thinly sliced 'Turmeric Leaves' in. This will gives the aroma of a good 'Bubur Pedas'.
Turmeric Leaves RM2
Finally, add salt and ajinomoto to taste.
This 'Bubur Pedas' contains all the healthy ingredients in it, like carbohydrate (potatoes) and the vegetables.
You can eat this on its own or with rice.