Sayur Masak Lemak/Lodeh (Malay style Vegetables in Coconut Sauce)

A simple vegetable dish that can go well with any Asian spicy dishes. I remember I love eating this with Malay style wrapped rice (Ketupat) when I was young as it is served in a dish called “Lontong”. Sayur Masak Lemak or Sayur Lodeh is the soup base for “Lontong”. There was a Malay stall near my house and almost everyday I have it after my school. I still vividly remember the Malay lady owner who never fails to greet me with her warm smile and gave generous ladle of the vegetable soup base each time – knowing I absolutely love it.
  • Half of whole cabbage (cut into stripes)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 1 green chilli (finely sliced)
  • 2 cups of coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup of Asian dried anchovies
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded)
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch of salt and chicken granules
  1. Mix the anchovies, onion and chilli in a blender and blend it till smooth like paste with a bit of water.
  2. Heat up a saucepan with a bit of oil, and sauteed the paste till fragrant.
  3. Put in the cabbage, carrot and green chilli and give a good stir fry.
  4. When the vegetables have cooked slightly, pour in the coconut cream. Add the turmeric powder and stir to dilute it well.
  5. Next, add salt and chicken granules and if the sauce is too thick, add in a bit of water and adjust the seasoning.
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  1. Empress_Of_Drac

    Hi LC. What camera you used to take the photo above?

  2. No Worries Mate

    Hi Agnes, I’m using Nikon D90 :)

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