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Urap (Steamed Vegetables Mixed with Spices Coconut Flakes)

>> Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My hubby is gradually become Indonesian. He likes Indonesian foods like real Indonesian *LOL*. When he craves for some food, he will keep on asking me to make. Unluckily, me is lazy and he has to give it up.

Though lazy, I always keep in my mind that he wants something. So when I have a chance (I mean when I can beat my laziness), I will make it. Then he will said "finally.. three years making urap" (it's a quote made by Stewie from Family Guy about Brian's progress in making his novel, except the finally part).

I'm not quite sure this salad can be considered as vegan food, since we used shrimp paste (terasi/belacan) for the spices. Some of vegetarians that I know, don't eat any kind of meat derivative. Ya, let them decide.. and when they disagree, they can omit the use of terasi.

Urap contains green, yellow and white vegetables.
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity.

and yellow vegetables contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macula degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones.

White vegetables contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers. (Read more on Color Wheel of Fruit and Vegetables at DisabledWorld[dot]com to get more information about the examples of those vegetables).

This urap is my entry for Monthly Foodie Multipliers (MFM) event with green vegetables as the theme and Dyah as the host. MFM is a monthly virtual potluck event held only for Multipliers (I think I better said Indonesian Multipliers).

200 gr bean sprout, cleaned, pinched of the brown tail, steamed
100 gr water spinach (water morning glory), cleaned, cut, steamed
100 gr snake bean (yardlong bean), cleaned, cut, stemed
3 carrots, cleaned, cut julienne, steamed
10 lime leaves
200 gr desiccated coconut (using fresh grated coconut, is better)
100 ml tamarind juice

Ground Spices:
10 red chilies
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 tsp kencur (lesser galangal) powder
1/2 tsp terasi (shrimp paste/belacan)
1 tsp salt
25 gr gula Jawa (palm sugar)

Cooking oil for sautéing

1. Heat oil in a wok pan. Sauté ground spices until fragrant. Add desiccated coconut, cook by stirring continuously until set.
2. Add lime leaves, cook over small heat for about 10 minutes.
3. Pour into tamarind juice. Mix well and remove from the heat.
4. Fold in steamed vegetables and mix well. Urap is ready to serve with/without steamed rice.


Judith July 24, 2008 at 1:37 AM  

Sef, kelapa di eropa rata2 kering ya.. kadang musti agak lama ngukus, menurut pengalamanku sih ..

Kalo aku tonggomu, kebagian nggak nih urap? ...*hi hi

sefa firdaus July 24, 2008 at 9:29 AM  

gak ngerti juga deh... selama ini sih aku memang selalu pake yg kering, abis kalo yg seger beli dimana :D
yang ini gak perlu dikukus kok, tapi disangrai aja

kebagian banget dong, jadi kapan pindah ke DE?

Elsye July 24, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

faa....gue doyan banegt urap bikin ngilerrr ajaaa..qiqiqiq

sefa firdaus July 24, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

hihihi... sengaja Els, biar pada bikin urap :D

A.G July 24, 2008 at 11:33 AM  

hehe... skg udah bs makan masakan Indo ya..sep sep good work ;) urap sayur pk teri wenak lagi Sef

sefa firdaus July 24, 2008 at 11:51 AM  

iya Yin, dia mah Indo banget seleranya.. cuma gak doyan ikan teri, jadi urapnya vegie aja deh :D

Dita July 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

Fa, kelapa parutnya yg frozen apa bukan? Di sini ada yg frozen tapi belun pernah beli euy. Cara makenya dikukus dulu kali ye. Pengen bikin lupis, gak enak kalo gak ada kelapa parutnya.

Ipoet Mama Gata July 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

nih maemnya ama ayam panggang kemaren sef....bener2 manteb, plus nasi anget..maemnya pake tangan karo silo..wes bener2 deh..lekoh tenan....

Sheila July 25, 2008 at 9:30 AM  

Wih, makanan sehat yg sedaaap! Enak Fa dimakan sama nasi anget + krupuk :D.

PimientayChocolate July 25, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

This salad looks delicious and the photos wonderful!

Lore July 25, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

If this is what I'll have to eat to become Indonesian I will enjoy every bite of it :D Looks really good!

Fitri July 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM  

aduuuh..bahagia nya bisa nularin hobby makan makanan Indo ke suami.. jadi ga repot masak 2 macem makanan yah.. good job Sef heheeh..

Dwiana P July 28, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

Fa, gw kerumah lo bawa bakul nih habis lapar liat urap lo...LOL

btw, ini cara ninggalin komennya lo modify yah. yah elah kok gw gatek yah berkali2 jadinya qiiqiqi

Indonesia-Eats July 28, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

mau donkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Mochachocolata Rita July 29, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

wowwww....daku tapi ga doyan kelapa serut..diganti bumbu gado2 aza kali ya hehehe

sefa firdaus July 30, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

@Dita: yg kering say, biar gak cepet basi :D
Nah iya tuh lupis, gue pengen bikin dari tahun kapan sampe skg gak kesampean juga saking malesnya :))

@Ipoet: wah sayangnya jadwal bikin ayam sama urap gak kompak :))

@Sheila: nah itu dia... gak punya krupuk *sedih*

@PimientayChocolate: thanks a lot Daniela :)

@Lore: hahaha... so you've to try this one Lore ;)

@Fitri: iya say, alhamdulillah banget.. memang suami gak doyan masakan Indo-kah?

@Dwiana: mari kemari, bawa bakul boleh dong ;)
Iya Dwi, gue modif... terinspirasi sama Dita tuh *ngelirik mamanya Arwen sama Leia*

@Indonesia-Eats: telat Pep, dirimu sibuk terus sih... jadi ketinggalan acara makan urap deh :D

@Mochachocolata Rita: kalo diganti bumbu gado-gado, jadinya pecel kali ya... tapi pasti enak banget *pengen*

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