I have been busy with settling in our new house and my days are occupied with tidying, cleaning up and decorating this place. The weather has been so great too, that makes us doing more outdoor activities and almost every day we went home exhausting. I almost have no time to spend in front of my computer that I missed some of monthly event hold by foodie blogger, which I regret. Today is the last day to post our menu for Masak Bareng Yuuk event. I am so happy to be able to join this monthly event again this time, even though I only have old pictures from my file which matched to this month theme. I cooked this menu quite a while ago. So here is my way to prepare Pecel (Indonesian Mixed Veggie Salad with Peanut Sauce/Dressing).
- bunch of spinach, cut into 6cm in length
- bunch of bean sprout
For peanut sauce/dressing:
- bunch of peanut, oven roasted, dehulled
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 6 chili paddy or bird's eye chili
- 1tsp of tamarind
- 4 lime leaves
- 1 block of palm sugar
- 2tsp of ground kencur
- tempe, tahu bacem
- krupuk aci (Indonesian crackers-see pictures)
Steam all of the veggies until half-cooked.
To make dressing:
Grind peanut, chili, garlic and lime leaves until smooth. In a pot boil some water, when boiling add the smooth mixture and stir well. Add tamarind and palm sugar and stir well until all sugar dissolved. Add kencur and then salt and sugar to taste.
To serve, place all of the steamed veggies in a serving plate then pour some of the dressing on top of it. Add some Indonesian crackers, tempe and tahu bacem at the side. You may add some steamed rice too.