This is our local famous Indian Rojak and also called as Mamak Rojak. These are commonly sold at our local mamak or Indian stalls at noon time. It is also one of my favourites. Indian rojak contains of fried tofu, kuih udang(deep fried prawns fritter), cucumber, bean sprouts, potatoes & hard boiled egg mixed with sweet thick sauce. Guess, this is another challenging task. Quite a lot of works involved but it's all worth it and I'm truly happy with it. :o) Yeap, there's nothing wrong with your eyes! I made this.*wink*
(Recipe Adapted to Amy Beh)
Ingredients for Kuih Udang :
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/4 tspn baking soda
1 tbsp sugar
1 tspn salt
1-1/3 cup water
150gm small whole shrimps
(1) combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a big bowl.
(2) in another bowl beat eggs into water.
(3) next, stir the egg mixture into dry ingredients and mix to combine.
(4) dip a steel spoon into hot oil then place in the batter & top with a shrimp.
(5) then put the spoon to the hot oil till the batter can easily release from the spoon.
(6) and let to fry till brown & fluffy.
These 'kuih udang' can be served alone with sweet & spicy chili sauce. They taste as yummy. And you can always preheat them in the oven just before serving.
Now, here's the homemade Indian Rojak Sauce.
Ingredients for Rojak Sauce :
150gm mashed sweet potatoes
190gm brown sugar
2-1/2 tbsp asam/tamarind paste
150gm toasted peanut, pounded
2 cups water
1 tspn salt
Blended paste :
3 gloves garlic
4 red chilies/bird eyes chilies
1-1/2 tbsp belachan
2 tbsp chili Boh
(1) preheat deep frying pan with 3/4 cup cooking oil.
(2) saute the blended ingredient till fragrant.
(3) then stir in all other ingredients and mix till well combined.
(4) simmer the mixture till thickened.
(5) and serve hot with all other ingredients.
Ingredients for Indian Rojak : (serve 4)
3 deep fried tofu, cubed
4 hard boil eggs, quartered
200gm bean sprouts, scalded
1 cucumber, shredded
cut kuih udang into small bite size
*place a little of everything onto a plate and top with rojak sauce then serve.
I can't believe it that I am actually making my own Indian rojak at home. The sauce is pretty easy to prepare and the deep frying task isn't that bad either. Are you jealous of me???? haha.... Then you should make your own some time. Have fun guys.
*I'm sending this to 3 Hungry Tummies @ Muhibbah Malaysian Monday event.
(seafood, vegetables, salad)