Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sambal Petai

While we took a stroll at the nearby night market, we spotted a stall selling petai (stinky bean). Without hesitation, we bought 2 bundles of it. If there's only hubby and I at home, I'll not take the trouble to cook this dish. However, with my parents with us, mom and dad will take over the sambal petai cooking task. :)



Dad tore the petai off from the pod and remove its white skin. During the process, you'll spot some tiny white worms. We'll not bother about it as it will add protein to our sambal petai dish, hehe...Then mom prepared the spice and ingredients to be pounded with mortar and pestle. It consists of shallots, garlic, red chili, lemon grass, belacan and lots of dried shrimps. To cook the dish, mom sautes the spice and pounded dried shrimps till fragrant and the chili oil separated. Then the petai is added to mix well.

So, with the hardwork of my parents, we got a chance to savor this delicious and appetizing dish.

19 comments:

xin said...

looks yummmy :) i love it when my mom cooks this with prawn too :D

J2Kfm said...

Lovely. I actually like my petai whole as well, not halved.
But parents being rather phobic of wriggly worms inside the beans, tend to slice them in halves before cooking.

ICook4Fun said...

That is a wondeful dish especially prepared by mom and dad. I will freaks out if I see worms inside :)

Anncoo said...

WOW! I never eat petai but this is really a beautiful dish.

Elin said...

Oh no one will want to eat it whole in the family esp Piggy boy...hha so have to halved it...hehee I agree with you that lots of protein those white wriggly worms! :p

Elin said...

Oh no one will want to eat it whole in the family esp Piggy boy...hha so have to halved it...hehee I agree with you that lots of protein those white wriggly worms! :p

Elin said...

Oh no one will want to eat it whole in the family esp Piggy boy...hha so have to halved it...hehee I agree with you that lots of protein those white wriggly worms! :p

My Little Space said...

Hi there, thanks for stoppingby my site earlier andnice to meet you. You've such a lovely blog here. Will check them out slow...ly. This sambal petai looks terribly inviting LOL! Just so irresistible. Hope to hear from you more often. Happy Holiday & have fun! Cheers.

Little Inbox said...

xin, sometimes my mom add some prawns to the sambal died shrimps too.

J2Kfm, I prefer smaller petai and leave it whole for cooking.

Thanks Anncoo.

Elin, haha...good source of protein ya...:)

My Little Space, thanks for dropping by too. Hope to see you more often.

Selba said...

Yummm... I like petai... :)

Joanne said...

This looks like a great dish! So savory and so much flavor. My mouth is watering as I type.

tigerfish said...

I don't think I have tried Petai Sambal though I know it is quite a famous appetizer dish.

worldwindows said...

I remember when I was living overseas my family and I were accorded a great honor - a friend cooked up exactly the same and packed in a big tupperware and passed on to us.

Little Inbox said...

Selba, me too, it's a good vegie.

Joanne, petai is stinky bean. Not all people can accept the smell, hehe...

Tigerfish, if you like petai, then you'll like this dish.

worldwindows, lucky you! Haha...

New Kid on the Blog said...

this is my favourite dish!!!! i like my petai whole .... and I like my petai in a small shape, that is not that stinky. :)

noobcook said...

looks exactly like how my mum prepared it ... and you photograph it beautifully =)

Little Inbox said...

New Kid, looks like we have the same taste, haha...

Thanks Noobcook. So, you like Petai cooking in this way?

mimid3vils said...

i love it!!but when pee pee... :(

Little Inbox said...

mimid3vils, yea I know what you meant. :)

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