I had this for lunch just now and this is one of my favorite dishes. It is easy to cook too. This dish is called Cili Muda Masak Taucu which can be translated to Unripe Chili cooked with Bean Paste. According to my mom this is one of the Nyonya Dishes too.
In those days, the chili was not sliced like the above; they are cut into 2 parts only and cooked until the chili becomes very soft. In my mom’s recipe, she uses Anchovies instead of Dried Shrimp. The original recipe comes with Dried Shrimp (Udang Kering). We don’t really like Udang Kering.
15 Unripe Chili (Cili Hijau) - sliced
A Handful of Anchovies (Ikan Bilis)
1 Tbsp of Minced Bean Paste (Taucu)
1 tsp Tamarind Paste (Asam Jawa)
How to cook Cili Muda Masak Taucu:
1. Pound the Shallots and Garlic
2. Fry them till aroma.
3. Add in the Mince Bean Paste. Continue frying till aroma.
4. Add in the Anchovies and the sliced Chili.
5. Add in the Tamarind Paste.
6. Add some water and salt to taste.
Cook till the Chili turns soft.
This dish is not that spicy. My 5yo girl likes eating this dish.
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