Saturday, 25 September 2010

Kuih Cara Berlauk

I have always enjoyed buying Kuih Cara Berlauk as I assumed it was difficult & time consuming to make. When I actually got around to cooking it, I regretted not cooking this myself, all this time!! It was so easy to make and utterly delicious...straight from the stove. The outer layer is almost crunchy & the inner batter is so delicate & soft when eaten immediately. The tiny chunks of beef makes it taste so luxurious & the chopped chinese celery & chilli gives a nice texture to the munch!

Ingredients for the batter:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt


1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Beat with a whisk till well combined.
2. Heat a solid-brass kuih cara mould on a low fire stove.
3. Dip a knotted screwpine leave into oil & drizzle over the mould.
4. Pour the batter into the holes on the mould.
5. Put about 1/4 tsp (about 3 pieces of meat) in the centre of the batter.
6. Sprinkle with chopped chinese celery & a piece of red chilli.
7. Once the batter is set, remove from mould & serve. Repeat process until all the batter & filling is finished.
8. The recipe should make more than 50 Kuih Cara.

Ingredients for topping:

  • 1 cup beef chopped into tiny pieces or 3/4 cup of minced beef (I prefer meat pieces)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 slice of ginger, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 handful of finely chopped chinese celery
  • 1 large red chilli, chopped coarsely

Method for making topping:

1. Heat oil in a pan. Sautee' onions & ginger.
2. When the onion softens, put in the beef (you may boil the beef first to reduce the sautee'ing time....which is what I did)
3. Flavour with salt & pepper. Put aside to cool & use as needed.


Trying To Be Muslim.. said...

Assalamualaykumwbh kak....
Love this batter recipe..minta izin keep this one ye...

Cooking with Marina Mustafa said...

Waalaikumsalam Ayu. Alhamdulillah thank you.. Please enjoy the recipe!


authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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