By: Erna Dyanty
Kuih cara berlauk is a Malay inspired dumpling cooked on a hot plate like the Japanese style dumplings called Takoyaki. It’s a savoury snack that can be prepared for breakfast or tea. Suitable to serve during special occasions. It is also great served as appetizer during a fancy party.
If you have a special takoyaki pan, use that, if not use any flat frying pan.
Kuih Cara Berlauk Recipe
Makes about 20 pieces
A. Ingredients for filling
200 gm minced beef
1 large onion diced
2 slivers of garlic diced
2 tbsp of curry powder (for meat)
salt and sugar to taste
cilantro (to garnish)
B. Ingredients for batter
2 cups of flour
Water and coconut milk (1 to 1 part) to make smooth batter as thick as pancake batter
a bit of salt to taste – not too much as you will have salt in the filling
How to Make Kuih Cara Berlauk
- Heat about 1 tbsp of oil and add to this your onion and garlic. Sauté until soft.
- Add in the curry powder and just a bit of water to make a paste, fry until the curry is aromatic.
- To this add the minced beef and season with salt and sugar.
- Take off the heat, set aside.
- Make the batter by adding all the ingredients into a bowl. Make sure the consistency is of pancake batter not heavy but light.
- Now heat up your takoyaki pan if you have one, if not improvise. You can pour the batter on a flat pan and make them into tiny pancakes. Make sure your heat is at medium and not high or else you will burn the batter.
- When the batter is ¼ set, spoon in the ready-made filling and just wait till it sets. Ready to serve and eat immediately.