Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ketupat Sayur (Rice cake and vegetable in coconut milk)

tukang ketupat sayur

Ketupat Sayur is consider as a breakfast dish in Indonesia. It's quite easy to find the vendor of Ketupat Sayur on the streets in the mornings. Most of the time, we will see the Ketupat Sayur vendors carry their wares in baskets suspended from a shoulder pole.
There are several ways to cook Ketupat Sayur. In this post, I'm sharing the cooking's way of the Ketupat sayur from the vendors on the streets.


Ketupat is similiar to rice cake. It's made from white rice which is boiled for about 4 to 5 hours in young coconut leaves that have been weaved like a case.

How to make the sweet soy sauce Egg and Tofu:
- Prepare boiled eggs and fresh tofu
- Boil water, soak the boiled eggs and tofu
- Add sweet soy sauce and a pinch of salt
- Let it overnight until the boiled eggs and tofu absorb the sweet soy sauce

How to make Ketupat Sayur (vegetable gravy):

Ingredients:
500 gram chayote squash or young green papaya (cut into thin long square slices)
1,5 liter coconut milk
2 lemongrass (bash them)
3 cm galangal (bash it)
2 Indonesian bay leaves
1 tbsp chicken broth powder
1 tbsp dried shrimp
2 tbsp oil for cooking

Grind the below spices into a paste:
7 shallots
3 garlics
5 red hot chilis
2 candlenuts
1 tsp shrimp paste
1 tsp salt

Direction:
- Heat the oil, fry the paste until fragrant
- Add lemongrass, galangal, Indonesian bay leaves, dried shrimp and coconut milk
- As soon as it's boiled, add chayote squash or young green papaya
- Add chicken broth powder
- Serve while it's warm with the rice cake (ketupat), sweet soy sauce tofu and boiled egg.
- And don't forget to put tapioca chips (kerupuk aci) and fried shallots on the top :)

63 comments:

  1. I know I would like this. This looks like a way healthier breakfast than eggs and bacon!

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  2. little inbox: Aci is tapioca starch :)

    katherine aucoin: don't forget the fat from coconut milk ;)

    FwLT: and yummy :D

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  3. Seem like easy to make uh?! :)

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  4. This sounds good, though I'm not sure that I would crave it in the morning for breakfast!

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  5. looks a bit like our chee cheong fun with fishballs, with curry soup..nt sure if it taste the same tho.

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  6. cariso: Hehehe... kinda ;)

    mica: It's quite a heavy b'fast ;)

    TNG: Uhmmm... I think it's different than chee cheong fun :)

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  7. I love anything that involves coconut milk. And my husband loves chayote, so this sounds like a great one for me to try.

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  8. sara: That's great! Hopefully, your husband will like the dish :)

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  9. Yet to come across the dish over here...indeed an unusual dish, especially taken for breakfast...nice of you for sharing.

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  10. ck lam: It's a usual dish for us Indonesian, hehehe... Gotta try it, it's very delicious ;)

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  11. Selba - i like how you take photos of the street eats; it's allows me to pretend that i'm going on vacation and seeing these places in person!

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  12. This looks beautiful. I know I would eat it with pleasure. I really love your photos of vendors making and selling their food.

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  13. Sometimes I'm amazing at the stuff these people eat for breakfast! no matter how delicious, if I ate these early in the morning I think I would flush them back out as diarrhea by afternoon!

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  14. Myammmmm! Enak sekali itu Ketupat Sayur. I haven't had this for such a long time. Terima kasih atas recipe nya Selby!

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  15. you really have a lot of tukang at your post leh. You can be known as The Queen of Tukang dee. Btw, the Ketupat looks nice. We only managed to get Ketupat during Hari Raya but not normal time.

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  16. I can almost smell this cooking! I bet the flavor is amazing!

    Anything with coconut milk is a winner to me!

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  17. Wonderful flavors here - I would love to try it!

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  18. Love ketupat, but didn't know that it's a breakfast dish in Indonesia. Usually eat it with satay. =)

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog and bringing me to yours!! Interesting post, also because we are going to Indonesia in august! So it's good to know what we can find on the streets...:) Lovely photos too!

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  20. Your photographs make me home sick.... This looks so delish :-)

    BTW, have you featured Taoge Goreng? I've missed that but can't remember all the ingredients or how it looks like. I've been away for far too long.

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  21. This name is unheard of in Malaysia ( as far as we know ) tho could be similarities in form here and there ( waiting for us & you)

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  22. Wow, so many different items are added to this dish! The ketupat's coconut leaves look very beautiful- very intricate weaving :). Almost good enough as just a decoration to put in your house!

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  23. goes nice with rice, chappati as well....

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  24. Coconut milk is something I love to cook and bake with.. photos areso beautiful!

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  25. Different than my PB toasts in the morning. If I was visiting this country there is so many dish that I would not know about. Thanks for the info.

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  26. Oh man, I wish I could come experience all these food carts you talk about.

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  27. pearl: Thank you for your high compliment, Pearl. :)

    mary: Thank you for your compliment on my photos, Mary :)

    burpandslurp: Hahaha… no worries, some people also have a sensitive stomach to coconut milk or food that contains high fat :)

    elra: Hope that you have a chance to cook it ;)

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  28. steven goh: LOL
    I take it as a big compliment from you ;)

    the ungourmet: You love coconut milk? Then you will a lot of Indonesian dish ;)

    5 star foodie: Yes, wonderful flavors. Hope that you would have the chance to try it :)

    sugar bean: Hehehe.. ah… yes, we also eat ketupat with satay :)

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  29. junglefrog: Hello Junglefrog! onthaal aan mijn blog :) Great to know that you are coming to Indonesia soon, hopefully you will enjoy your stay here.


    tuty: Ouch… hope that I’m not really making your home sick :) No, I haven’t posted Taoge Goreng yet but definitely I will post it someday together with the recipe, specially for you, ok ;)

    BSG: Uhmmm…. Maybe curry vegetable? Though there’s no curry in it? :D

    ETE: Yes, I also think the ketupat case is beautiful :) The weave cases are usually being use as ornament during the Hari Raya (Islam Holiday).

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  30. simplegirl: Yes, if no ketupat, rice will be also a good alternative :) Btw, what is chappati?

    donna-ffw: Thanks, Donna! Maybe someday you can try this recipe ;)

    helene: Glad that I can share the info :)

    Jessica@ foodmayhem: Hopefully you have a chance to visit Indonesia someday to experience the food :)

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  31. Looks quite laborious for him to cart his food around for sale-looks delicious alright but a bit heavy for breakfast.

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  32. Missed that familiar spicy goodness. Ketupat is perfect accompaniment.

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  33. foodbin: Yeah.. I think so too :)

    worldwindows: Don't we love ketupat? ;D

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  34. i loved ketupat! in Msia there's a similar dish of nasi himpit served with sayur lodeh (mixed vegetables cooked in a light coconut milk)

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  35. it looks like longtong.....
    but we here is yellow curry(gulai).

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  36. This sounds so interesting for breakfast! It also appears to be time consuming for the vendor to prepare -- since it's street food it must be cheap, no? But oh, for the eater I'm sure it's a great way to start the day!

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  37. babe_kl: Ah… there’s also sayur lodeh in Malaysia? Yes, same the coconut milk is light for sayur lodeh :)

    pisang goreng: Quite similar to Lontong but then the rice in lontong is wrapped in banana leaves instead of young coconut leaves :)

    sapuche: It cost Rp. 7.000 per plate (about 70 cents USD). Very cheap, ya? :)

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  38. precious pea: You are right, it's flavourful indeed :)

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  39. This looks so great!!! and actually not that hard to make. I like that I recognised all the ingredients :)
    I'll attempt to make this as I'm in an international food streak and can think of nothing but delicious foreign flavours!
    Thanks Selba!

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  40. out of all this scrumptious food, i have to say that my favorite would inevitably be the chayote squash. what a treat. :)

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  41. i think it's called lontong here. with the curry sauce, i mean. i think it's a good alternative to the normal grain rice for carbo. i like mind with some sambal! ;D

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  42. marta: Hi Marta, welcome to my blog. Let me know when you cook it, ok :)

    grace: beside yummy, Chayote squash is also very healthy :)

    maryann: Thanks, Maryann :)

    nic: Lontong and ketupat is different :) lontong is wrapped in banana leaves and Ketupat is wrapped in young coconut leaves.
    Woohooo... still add with sambal? It's already spicy ;)

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  43. Another fantastic and very interesting post!

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  44. Wow, your blog is amazing, so much to learn. I do not know much about indonesian food. Only learnt some from my Dutch husband : )

    Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88
    http://www.gourmettraveller88.com

    I can't add my url from your options below.

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  45. shopaholic: Hi Janet, welcome to my blog. Oh.. Your husband like to eat Indonesian food? That's nice :)

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  46. I enjoy seeing (and eating) what others eat around the world for breakfast. Looks very healthy here. Thanks for the great photos Selby.
    Sam

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  47. Wah, i hv to scroll down so far to leave a comment, ms popular u! Ths ketupat sayur.. Wa eat oredi 1st thing in d morning sure no problem go toilet hor?;p

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  48. wow... thanks for introducing these interesting street food to us... i love to try them soon... :)

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  49. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog and was peaking in and will be back again. Love to meet people who like to cook as much as I do.
    Joyce

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  50. MCK: Glad to share one of the Indonesian breakfast in here :)

    cumi & ciki: aiyo… not popular lah *blushing* Is it too heavy for b’fast? Hahaha…

    mikky: Hi Mikky, thanks for dropping by my blog, glad that you like to see the street food :)

    joyce: Hello Joyce, welcome to my blog, hope to see you again :)

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  51. A wonderful dish! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  52. rosa yummy's yum: Glad to be able to share :)

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  53. I love all the flavors going on here--so interesting, and I know I would just love this. Thanks.

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  54. catherine: I hope that you will get the chance to try them someday ;)

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  55. Hmm, the recipe is not too complicated, would try to make it one day.

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  56. MTH: Not really complicated. Let me know you made it, ya :)

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  57. ketupat is my fave! I can wolf many down at one go :P that's why I love lotong so much :P

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  58. noobcook: Hahaha... Yeah, me too, I love eating them :)

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