Keli Fish (Catfish) Curry ala Nasi Kandar, is truly a Malaysian cuisine consists of local ingredients and its way of preparation. Two main ingredients of my Keli Fish Curry ala Nasi Kandar are Palm Oil and fresh Keli Fish.
Palm Oil is widely use as a base of cooking in many households in Malaysia. However what is not widely known is Palm Oil is high in Vitamin A and E which is very beneficial for our health.Other than that , Palm Oil comes handy in few kitchen hacks such as being applied to knife and hand during the cutting of sap filled fruits such as Cempedak & Jack fruit to prevent the sap from sticking to knife and hands.
Keli Fish (Catfish) is a well known Malaysian fresh water fish widely used in many local dish. What we don’t know is it has high Vitamin D while containing low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and much higher proportion of omega-6 fatty acids. It’s flesh also has a very soft texture which is very favourable to our palates especially for toddlers and children.
Other ingredients needed for the Keli Fish(Catfish) Curry ala Nasi Kandar are:
-1 tablespoons of mixed spices (can be bought in supermarkets)
-3 sticks of curry leaves
-2 cloves of freshly peeled garlic
-2 big red onions
-2 big red tomatoes
-3 red chillies
-4 small brinjals
-2 tablespoons of Oysters sauce
-2 tablespoons of Chilly sauce
-Pinches of Salt
-20g Fish Curry Powder
-20g Meat Curry Powder
-20g Chilly Powder
-1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
-1 cup of Water
-2 table spoon ginger and garlic paste
It’s inevitable to be a foodie if you’re Malaysian. Being a true Malaysian,I live by this rule at every meal of my life.Good food is not only a quest but indeed a continuous journey in our lives which creates fond memories that will last forever.
Being born and raised in the Northern Region, I’ve been exposed to lots of simple yet tasty local foods which has captivated my palate at a tender age especially ala Nasi Kandar. Growing up with the richness of local ingredients, it has inspired me to create fusions of simple yet tasty food which resulted in the birth of Keli Fish (Catfish) Curry ala Nasi Kandar. This curry will certainly satisfy your palate with it’s pallete of tastes as a savoury dish.
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