Sayur Lodeh - Vegetables and Shrimp - Indonesia

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Why I Love This Recipe

Although this common vegetable dish takes the form of a soup, it is not eaten as a soup course, but as a side dish of the dinner

Ingredients You'll Need

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced finely
10 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon coreander
1 teaspoon laos*
1/2 pound (225 g) shelled fresh or frozen shrimp, cut into thin slices
1 red chilli, sliced (optional)
1/2 pound (225 g) cabbage, chopped coarsely
1/2 pound (225 g)baby bok choi, sliced
1/2 pound (225 g) cauliflower, parted into florets
2 carrots, diced
1/2 pound (225 g) string beans, removing strings and cut into 3 parts each
1 egg plant, cubed
3 cups coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves


Heat oil in pan and sauté onion lightly. Add garlic, coreander and laos. Fry for 1 minute.

Add shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add chilli, cabbage, baby bok choi, cauliflower, carrots, string beans, eggplant and salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

Then add coconut milk and bay leaves and cook uncovered, stirring almost continuously, until vegetables are tender. Serve

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