Sweet Potato Leaves in Coconut Gravy Recipe

Sweet Potato Leaves in Coconut Gravy Recipe

(Nyonya Recipe)

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

300g sweet potato leaves

2 tablespoons cooking oil

60g shallots, peeled and thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, peeled and pounded

1 teaspoon ginger, skinned and grated

1 stalk lemon grass, bruised

2 red chilies, coarsely pounded

teaspoon turmeric powder

250ml coconut cream

500ml water

Salt to taste


Pour boiling water over the sweet potato leaves and let it stand for about 1-2 minutes.  This is to get rid of any sap that is sticking to the leaves.  Strain water and rinse the leaves with cold water to prevent it from overcooking.  Heat oil.  Saute the shallots, garlic, ginger, lemon grass and red chilies until aromatic and soft.  Add in the turmeric powder, coconut cream, water and salt.  Bring to the boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add in the blanched leaves and mix well.  Serve with rice.

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