500g sweet potatoes, boiled till cooked
5 1/2 cups water
2 shallots, grounded
1 1/2 tbsp chilli 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
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
1 tbsp chopped green chilli
To prepare the gravy:
Mash sweet potatoes and blend with half portion of water into a runny paste.
oil in a deep saucepan and fry grounded shallots and chilli paste until
fragrant. Stir in sweet potato paste and water. Bring to a low boil for
Add tamarind juice and stir well to mix. Add
seasoning and simmer for two to three minutes. Add grounded peanuts and
black sauce for colour. Leave aside for use later.
To prepare the cuttlefish:
Season cuttlefish in one teaspoon chilli paste and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Fry in oil until cooked. Dish out and set aside.
To prepare the fritters:
flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix in water
gradually to form a dough. Leave aside for 30 minutes. Add in green
chilli 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:
a little of each vegetable, cuttlefish, eggs and fritters on a plate.
Pour a ladle of gravy over dish and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy to Amy Beh and The Star Online