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Indonesian (Ketam Masak Pedas)

Favourite Dishes from the Tunku's Kitchen
by Y.T.M. Dato' Tunku Mukminah Tunku Mohd Jiwa

Serves 4-6


    Cooking oil - 50 ml
    Shallots - 6, peeled and finely pounded
    Chilli paste - 4 Tbsp
    Tamarind pulp (asam jawa) - 30 g, mixed with 100 ml water, squeezed and strained
    Crabs - 4, cleaned and halved
    Salt - to taste
    Sugar - to taste
    Rice - 2 Tbsp, roasted and finely ground


• Heat cooking oil in a wok.

• Combine  finely pounded shallots and chilli paste.

• Stir-fry shallots and chilli paste until the oil surfaces.

• Pour in tamarind juice, stir and bring to a boil.

• Add crabs, salt and sugar to taste.

• Finally, add in roasted and finely ground rice.

• Cook until gravy thickens and is almost dry.

• Transfer onto a plate and serve.

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