Useful Tips > July



500g sweet potatoes, boiled till cooked
5 1/2 cups water
2 shallots, ground
1 1/2 tbsp chilies paste
3-4 tbsp oil
2-3 tbsp roasted peanuts, pounded
Black soy sauce for colour

Combine, squeeze and strain juice:

1/2 tbsp tamarind
3 tbsp water


Salt to taste
3 1/2 tbsp sugar
A few drops lime juice

Other ingredients:

5 pieces yellow soybean cakes (taukwa), fried and thinly sliced

200g yam bean (turnip/sengkuang), shredded

1 cucumber, shredded

2 hardboiled eggs, halved

3 potatoes, boiled in jackets, skinned then sliced thinly

1 piece soaked cuttlefish, sliced into small pieces

200g bean sprouts, scalded


100g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
125ml water
1 tbsp chopped green chilies


To prepare the gravy: 
Mash sweet potatoes and blend with half portion of water into a runny paste.

Heat oil in a deep saucepan and fry ground shallots and chilies paste until fragrant. Stir in sweet potato paste and water. Bring to a low boil for five minutes.

Add tamarind juice and stir well to mix. Add seasoning and simmer for two to three minutes.

Add ground peanuts and black sauce for colour. Leave aside for use later.

To prepare the cuttlefish: 
Season cuttlefish in one teaspoon chilies paste and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fry in oil until cooked. Dish out and set aside.

To prepare the fritters: 
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix in water gradually to form dough. Leave aside for 30 minutes. Add in green chilies and shape into small cylindrical pieces 6cm to 7cm in length. Sprinkle with extra flour to prevent dough from being sticky. Deep fry fritters in oil until golden brown. Leave aside for use later. To serve, cut the fritters into four to five slices.

To serve pasembur: 

Arrange a little of each vegetable, cuttlefish, eggs and fritters on a plate. Pour a ladle of gravy over and serve immediately.

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