• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Learn this treasured Kerutuk Bawal Maktok recipe from home cook, Zainon Johari.

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Recipe Ingredient

  • For blending together:
  • 1.2cm galangal
  • 6 small shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 buah keras
  • a little bit of turmeric powder
  • strong>For cooking:
  • 1 cup blended dried chillies
  • 2 medium bawal fish, fried
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, crushed
  • salt to taste
  • brown sugar to taste


  1. Blend ingredients for blending together and set aside.
  2. Add oil in kuali. Fry blended chillies and blended galangal, shallots, garlic, buah keras and turmeric powder for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add in crushed lemongras and coconut milk and let simmer for awhile.
  4. Add in fish and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

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