• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

This Kerabu recipe features Bunga Betik, or papaya flower; a common vegetables to see in many Malay dishes. Try this healthy and unique Malay salad today!

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Recipe Ingredient

  • 250g bunga betik (papaya flowers)
  • 50g bird’s eye chillies
  • 100g red chilli
  • 50g shrimp paste, toasted
  • 100g ikan bilis
  • 100g buah cermai (optional)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 100g kerisik (grated, toasted and pounded coconut)
  • 100g shallot, sliced finely
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk


  1. Blanch the papaya flowers for 3 minutes until al dente. Soak in ice water to cool down.
  2. Pound chillies with shrimp paste, ikan bilis and cermai fruits. Add half of the lime juice, salt and sugar.
  3. In a salad bowl, mix the sambal paste with the papaya flowers, kerisik and shallots.
  4. Add the remaining lime juice and coconut milk. Adjust seasoning. Chill the dish before serving.

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