Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

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Nasi lemak tastes even better when eaten with chicken curry or fish curry.

Nasi Lemak recipe - How to make Nasi Lemak

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 to 3 servings
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For The Rice
3 cups rice (chawal)
1 stem lemon grass , chopped
4 cups coconut milk
1 saffron (kesar) strands strand
salt to taste
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

Other Ingredients
1 onion , chopped
1 tomato , finely chopped
1 cup chopped paneer (cottage cheese)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
2 to 3 almonds (badam)
2 to 3 cashewnuts (kaju)
1/2 cup blanched spinach (palak)
2 to 3 tsp ghee

For the rice

    For the rice
  1. In a deep non stick pan, add raw rice with sufficient water, mix well and bring to boil.
  2. Add the coconut milk, mix well and simmer till the rice is cooked.
  3. When the rice is almost cooked, add the lemon grass and red chillies, mix well and cook on a slow flame till the rice is completely cooked.
  4. Keep aside.

For the curry

    For the curry
  1. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan, add the onions and tomatoes and saute till onions turn golden brown.
  2. Cool and blend the fried onions and tomatoes along with the almonds, cashewnuts and a little water in a mixer to a coarse paste.
  3. Heat the remaining ghee in a pan, add the paneer and fry till they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the paneer to the paste, mix well and simmer till the mixture becomes thick.
  5. Add some water and the palak leaves, turmeric, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Keep aside.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Place the rice in a glass bowl and press firmly.
  2. Now invert the glass bowl over, taking care that it is in the centre of the plate.
  3. Now place a fresh strand of lemon grass on the rice and serve with the side dish.
  4. Serve hot.


Nasi Lemak
 on 11 Feb 19 06:19 PM

Wow...sems very interesting recepi....I will try it..thanks Tarla maam.
Tarla Dalal
12 Feb 19 09:22 AM
   Hi Debashree, This is a member contributed recipe. Do try the recipe & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!