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Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri
Food & Recipes

This is a miniature version, rolled very thinly and cut into small (5 cm, 2 in) rounds. Deep fry until puffed, golden and crisp. They are combined with spicy sev, chopped onions, coriander, fresh chillies and tamarind sauce just before serving.

Ingredients

Samosas

Food & Recipes

Makes about 20 large or 36 small samosas.

Ingredients

Japanese Jelly Dessert (Awayuki)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 1/2 sticks kanten or 4 teaspoons agar-agar powder
250 g/8 oz/1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons strained lemon juice or fruit flavoured liqueur
2 egg whites
lemon slices or strawberry fans for decoration

Directions

Indonesian Spice Layer Cake (Spekkoek)

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This is no ordinary cake. The baking process requires time and patience since the many layers (usually 18-20) are baked and grilled one at a time!

Makes 1 x 20 cm (8 in) round or square cake.

Ingredients

Haupia

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Ingredients

400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
5 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch) or arrowroot

Directions

If the brand of canned coconut milk is very thick and rich, dilute before it is measured with an equal amount of water, or only 1 cup water if it is not very thick.

Combine coconut milk, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and simmering point is reached.

Guinataan with Jackfruit

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A popular sweet throughout Asia, this is known as guinataan in the Philippines and bubor cha-cha in Malaysia. The ingredients change according to seasonal availability and the starch component varies from glutinous rice to tapioca to sago. Fresh coconut milk is best, but a good quality, smooth, canned coconut milk may be used.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

Durian Ice Cream

Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

4 or 5 segments fresh or frozen durian
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup milk
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup cream
2 egg yolks
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup sugar

Directions

Badam Kheer (Creamed Almonds)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 litre/2 pints/4 cups milk
300 ml/10 fl oz cream
1 tablespoon ghee or unsalted butter
100 g/31/2 oz/1 cup flaked almonds
125 g/4 oz/1/2 cup sugar
pinch saffron strands
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
flaked almonds for garnish


Directions

In a heavy saucepan combine milk, cream and ghee and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Turn heat very low, add almonds and sugar and stir till sugar dissolves.

Curry Puff Pastry

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Food & Recipes

Makes about 25.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
60 g/2 oz butter
3 tablespoons canned coconut milk

Directions

Condensed Milk Fudge (Perhas)

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Food & Recipes

Makes 10-12. 


Ingredients

1.25 litres/2 1/2 pints/5 cups milk
1 teaspoon ghee
4 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or grated nutmeg
few slivered almonds or pistachios (optional)
gold or silver leaf

Directions