Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Acar Buah



We first tasted acar at Joayee's home last month. It was fantastic. Just like the one you can have back home. Orilah!...Thank you Kak Jo and family... and now, the blessed month of Ramadhan is just around the corner, I thought it might be a good idea to stock out some traditional dishes for sahur. Some people already making their own salted duck eggs (telur masin), sambal ikan bilis and acar. I don't want to be left behind hehehe... Here is the recipe for acar. The recipe was from Mak Lang' s fp. Thanks Mak Lang. Semoga Allah murahkan rezeki Mak Lang, InsyaAllah.

Ingredients:
  • A:
  • 10 dried chili - soaked in warm water
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 garlics
  • a bit ginger
  • Blend all the ingredients above
  • B:
  • 1 tsp fennel - fry without oil, blend
  • 1 tsp cumin - fry without oil, blend
  • C:
  • 500g your choice of dried fruits - dates, prunes, apricot, apple, pear etc.
  • 10 assam kecut/assam boi/ assam ko
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/3 cup tomato puree
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed - fry without oil
Methods:
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cinnamon stick and star anise till smell the fragrance.
  2. Pour the blended A and fry until a bit dry (garing dan pecah minyak).
  3. Pour the tomato puree, curry powder, vinegar, sugar and salt.
  4. Keep stirring, add some water if too dry.
  5. Add the fruits and assam boi. Stir until well combine.
  6. Add the sesame seed, stir and off the heat.
  7. Served.
  8. Make sure it is cold before storing in a food container. It will last longer if kept in the fridge.
Enjoy! Ramadhan Mubarak.

3 comments:

Kak Lin said...

Assalamualaikum Ain....Sodap Ni Acar Buah....Kat Sini Kalau Ada Majlis Kahwin Mesti Ada Acar Buah Kat Atas Meja Tu....

Kak Lin Akan Pilih Asam2 Yang Kak Lin Suka Jer Kat Dalam Acar Tu....Hehehehe

Kak Lin said...

Assalamualaikum Ain....Tadi Terlupa Nak Beritahu.....Ada Hadiah Lagi Untuk Ain Di Blog Kak Lin

ain said...

Waalaikumsalam kak lin, betul ckp kak lin tu, mmg acar buah ni selalu jadi hidangan utk majlis kahwin dan di bulan puasa jugak... kat sini susah sikit nak cari jeruk asam yg mcm kat M'sia tu..so, ain pakai dry fruits je..
Tqvm kak lin, bagi hadiah utk ain lagi..bestnye, sat nak pi amik ye.. Salam Ramadhan.