Ingredients

  • Serves 2-4 people
  • 500 g pare

  • 30 g salt, to treat the pare

  • 10 g fried onions

  • Ground spices:

    30 g big red chili

  • 50 g curly red chili

  • 15 g candlenut

  • 3 g shrimp paste

  • 10 g dried shrimp

  • 30 ml cooking oil

  • Condiments:

    17 g big red chili, remove seeds and cut oblique to 1 cm thickness

  • 17 g large green chili, remove seeds and cut oblique to 1 cm thickness

  • 10 g leek, slice oblique 1 cm thickness

  • 15 g shallots, thinly sliced

  • 15 g garlic, thinly sliced

  • Seasoning:

    8 g chicken stock powder

  • 2 g salt

  • 8 g sugar

  • 4 g white pepper powder

Tumis Pare Pedas (Spicy Stir-fried Bitter Melon)
Recipe Courtesy of
Darmawan

Tumis Pare Pedas (Spicy Stir-fried Bitter Melon)

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Tumis Pare Pedas is a spicy stir-fried bitter melon. If properly treated before cooking, the bitterness can be greatly reduced. Another tip to balance the bitter taste is to add ingredients with bold and pungent flavors to the dish. In addition to the health benefits of pare, the content of the lecithin in bitter melon is useful for boosting immunity and warding off cancer cells.
  • Easy
  • 30 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min
  • 4 steps
  • 18 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 18 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 20 min
  • 10 min

Directions

  1. Prepare the bitter melon

     

    • Cut the pare into half lengthwise and scrape off the seeds. Cut into 1 cm cube and put in a bowl. Sprinkle with some salt and gently squeeze the bitter melon until the sap comes out. Rinse it thoroughly. Repeat this step 2-3 times until the bitter taste is reduced.

    • Boil bitter melon until cooked. Remove and wash thoroughly, and drain. Set aside

     



  2. Saute the spice ingredients

    • Sauté the spices ingredients with a little oil until half cooked.

    • Then puree the sauteed spices to a paste. Then sauté the paste over medium heat for about 15 minutes until the spices are cooked.

    Saute the spice ingredients


  3. Add in the bitter melon

    • After the paste is cooked, add the condiment ingredients and saute again until all ingredients are wilted.

    • Add the bitter melon then stir until well mixed. Add the seasoning and stir to incorporate everything.

    Add in the bitter melon


Plate and Serve!

  • Prepare a serving plate and transfer the Tumis Pare Pedas onto the plate.

  • Garnish with fried onions and serve.
Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2-4 people
    • 500 g pare

    • 30 g salt, to treat the pare

    • 10 g fried onions

    • Ground spices:

      30 g big red chili

    • 50 g curly red chili

    • 15 g candlenut

    • 3 g shrimp paste

    • 10 g dried shrimp

    • 30 ml cooking oil

    • Condiments:

      17 g big red chili, remove seeds and cut oblique to 1 cm thickness

    • 17 g large green chili, remove seeds and cut oblique to 1 cm thickness

    • 10 g leek, slice oblique 1 cm thickness

    • 15 g shallots, thinly sliced

    • 15 g garlic, thinly sliced

    • Seasoning:

      8 g chicken stock powder

    • 2 g salt

    • 8 g sugar

    • 4 g white pepper powder

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