Sambal Oelek

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills If you don’t want to buy a jar of sambal oelek you can quite easily make your own. This is my take – I have seen many recipes which add sugar, lemon grass, ginger etc but I usually use this as part of a main recipe rather than…

Tikka Masala Paste

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills Ingredients 2 tsp black mustard seeds 2 tsp black peppercorns 1 1/2 tbsp. ground cumin 1 1/2 tbsp. ground coriander 3 tsp garam masala 2 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp (hot) chilli powder 4 garlic cloves, crushed 4cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, chopped 1/4 cup malt…

Balinese Chicken Curry

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills I love this curry – The flavour develops beautifully with each mouthful….. Starting off slightly sweet and then a slow rise in heat….. Take the time to make a really smooth spice paste and make sure you allow it time to cook out the raw flavour of the…

Sichuan chilli tomato tofu

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills This is my vegetarian adaptation of a Chinese classic. Ingredients 1 tbsp. groundnut oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 red chilli, chopped 1 tbsp. Sichuan peppercorns 1 tbsp. chilli bean paste (check the label to make sure its veggie) 400g extra firm tofu or fried tofu (not the…

Aromatic fried tofu

I often buy bags of fried tofu and the following recipe gives the tofu a lovely flavour – Its a nice, simple dish which is great served alongside other Chinese dishes as part of a banquet. Ingredients 1 bag of fried tofu 4 tbsps. cornflour 600ml groundnut oil Marinade – 3 cloves of garlic, crushed…