Sunday, 18 July 2010

Kuah Kopes

Homestyle Kuah Kopes
Kota Bharu kuah kpoes is very sweet and visitors from outside KB may not be able to eat sweet kerutuk. I make my own kuah kopes as I too cannot eat sweet kuah kopes Kelantan style. This is my recipe for kuah kopes.

Kuah kopes (kari kerutuk)

(This recipe is for 1/3 chicken.)
2 shallots (2 bawang merah)
4 cloves garlic (4 ulas bawang putih)
2 slices lengkuas
1 stick lemon grass (serai)
1 tumeric leaf (daun kunyit)
6 stalks of cardamom leaves (tangkai daun ketumbar)
10 cherry tomatoes (can use more/less, suit to taste)
1 biji limau kasturi
2 tablespoonful (sudu makan) Adabi kerutuk powder
2 tablespoonful Adabi Briyani powder
1 packet Adabi Rendang paste
1/4 coconut palm sugar (gula Melaka)
1 tablespoonful salt (adjust to taste)
5 tablespoonful cooking oil
hot water

Use a wooden spoon

Heat wok/kuali/pot and add cooking oil.
Fry onions, lengkuas, serai, daun kunyit till onions are brown.
Add Adabi kerutuk powder, briyani powder, and rendang paste.
Add water and stir to mix.
Add more water to avoid sticking.
Stir and let boil a little.
Add chicken, water and tomatoes.
Stir and leave to cook. Add water as necessary.
Add salt, limau kasturi and gula Melaka.
Do not make kuah kopes too salty.
When chicken is cooked, add potatoes.
Stir potatoes and let cook.
Switch off fire after 10 minutes and cover.
Let potatoes cook in heat to hold shape.
Bon appetite!