We decided to have another curry tonight, this time using a Malaysian recipe. I’m not sure how authentic tofu is in a Malaysian curry, but it looked and sounded good.
The recipe is from Cauldron tofu, and the only changes I made were to use creamed coconut mixed with water rather than coconut milk; and to fry my own tofu instead of using pre-fried tofu. Also I made half the recipe to make two servings instead of four.
All I can say is, WOW! The curry was bursting with exotic flavours and proved to be very more-ish.
I served it with a variation of Malaysian Kang Kong (love that name!), which is chilli fried spinach. Instead of spinach, I used a mix of greens because we have a lot of them at the allotment at the moment: spinach, perpetual spinach, amaranth, turnip greens, chinese cabbage and broccoletto. I used the same technique that I usually use for stir-fried greens: blanch them for a minute, rinse in cold water and squeeze the water out. Then stir-fry minced garlic and fresh chilli in groundnut oil for a minute, add the greens and cook until they are hot. Season with salt and a bit of sugar.
The greens were also scrumptious. I served the curry and greens in our Buddha bowls with plain rice.
It was my first time trying Malaysian food, but if it’s all this tasty, I shall be trying more recipes soon!