Kuah Tumis (Spicy Coconut Gravy)

Kuah Tumis (Spicy Coconut Gravy)


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About this recipe: This red coconut gravy is the accompaniment to Nasi Kerabu. It's rich and thick and a little spicy. A little goes a long way.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 8 

  • 1 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 10 shallots
  • 2 in ginger
  • 2 stalks lemongrass bulbs, bruised
  • 3 tbsp chilli paste
  • 1 asam keping
  • 1/2 in belacan, roasted
  • salt and sugar to taste

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Mix shallots, ginger and belacan in blender and grind until fine. Put the thin coconut milk in pot and add all ingredients except the thick coconut milk and seasoning. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the thick coconut milk, salt and sugar. Continue simmering until it thickens. Adjust seasoning and add more sugar if it is too spicy. Serve.


If you wish to make this into a main dish, you can add chicken or beef with some potatoes and tomatoes to this gravy.

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