Tuesday, July 27, 2010

String Hopper Biriyani

String hoppers, (known as Puttu Mayam in Malaysia) made with rice flour could be made @ home or bought, this is mixed in Biriyani paste made with spices, and vegetables. "String Hopper Biriyani" is a delicious meal on its own and can be taken as dinner on special occasions.

Serving size 4
Ingredients for String Hopper Biriyani
20 string hoppers broken into small pieces

Biriyani Paste
2 tspn soya sauce
1 tbsp tom yam paste
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tb sp fragrant spice mixture (made with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and star anise)
1 tb sp curry powder
2 tb sp vegetable oil
1 large onion, cut fine
6 garlic cloves (peeled) and piece of ginger grounded into paste
5cm piece of pandan leaves
1 sprig of curry leaf
2 green chilies

To make the Vegetable mix
1 large potato
100 g firm tofu
1 medium-sized carrot, cut into tiny cubes
5 sprigs of spring onion
50g cherry tomatoes
50g sweet corn
2 tbsp vegetable oil

salt to taste

1. Put oil in wok add tomatoes puree, soya sauce, tom yam, 1 tb spn curry powder, fragrant spice mixture, chopped onion and garlic ginger paste, curry leaves n pandan leaves, green chillies and sauté until oil separates from the mixture. Mix the broken string hoppers in the paste and set aside.

2. Cut potatoes into small cubes and sauté in pan until potatoes are soft. Cut firm tofu in to small pieces, mix with 1 ts pn soya sauce and sauté in the same pan along with potatoes. Keep this aside once tofu skin is slightly brown.

3. In the frying pan or wok heat the vegetable oil. Add carrots and corn, sauté for a minute.

4. Reduce the heat and add string hoppers and stir fried potatoes and tofu and mix them well.

5. Switch off burner; add chopped spring onion and tomatoes, mix well. Serve hot.

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