Recipe: Tasty Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk)

Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk). Bubur means porridge, and this can be sweet or savoury, as we have a gazillion kinds of porridge in South East Asia, made with all kinds of grains. Now, there are a couple of stories explaining the origin of bubur lambuk. Asian flavourful porridge rich with spices.

Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk) Here's her personal recipe that she makes at they traditionally prepare bubur lambuk – a dish that can be literally translated as scattered porridge, referring to the fact that it's made by The porridge is usually made with meat, onions, garlic, shrimps, coconut oil, pandan leaves, and seven spices: cloves, black pepper, cardamom. Bubur Lambuk is a common staple during the fasting month of Ramadhan -mosques can usually be seen distributing containers of the spiced, meaty congee. While Cantonese porridge comes with a multitude of side dishes to complement it, Bubur Lambuk has all the workings in it -vegetables, beef. You can cook Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk) using 27 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk)

  1. It’s of Ingredients.
  2. You need of Water for cooking (honestly i didnt measure mine!).
  3. It’s of rice (abt 1½ cups) – rinsed and drained.
  4. It’s of dried shrimps.
  5. Prepare of minced beef.
  6. It’s of coconut milk (i used Kara brand).
  7. It’s of lemongrass – bruised the end.
  8. You need of Some oil for frying.
  9. Prepare of To blend.
  10. Prepare of medium onion.
  11. Prepare of garlic.
  12. Prepare of ginger.
  13. You need of Spices.
  14. It’s of small cinnamon stick.
  15. It’s of small star anise.
  16. You need of cloves.
  17. It’s of cardamoms.
  18. Prepare of tspn coriander powder.
  19. Prepare of tspn cumin powder.
  20. It’s of turmeric powder (just a pinch if you want it less yellow).
  21. You need of tspn black pepper powder.
  22. Prepare of tspn salt.
  23. You need of Garnish.
  24. Prepare of Coriander leaves (cilantro).
  25. It’s of Fried shallots.
  26. You need of Red chillies.
  27. Prepare of Spring onions.

Singaporean local Malays and Chinese have their own unique taste for porridge. The only differences is the ingredients that go into the porridge. This very light and soupy Bubur Lambuk is a very popular dish during the fasting month of Ramadhan served during the breaking of fast. Bubur lambuk ayam is simply a savoury chicken porridge cooked with coconut milk.

Spiced Porridge (Bubur Lambuk) step by step

  1. Heat up about 2 tbspn oil in a pot. Fry the blended items till fragrant..
  2. Put in all the spices & fry further. If too dry, add a little water to prevent burning..
  3. Once aromatic, put in water till it covers ¾ of pot. Leave it to boil..
  4. Put in rice & beef. Let boil for few minutes. Then simmer on medium low heat. Adjust water level accordingly. If still too grainy, add more water..
  5. Meanwhile, put dried shrimps in food processor (without water) and chopped till fine. Set aside..
  6. Once porridge reached desired texture, put in 1 tbspn coconut milk and 2 tbspn chopped dried shrimps. Stir to mix well. Then turn off heat..
  7. Yeapp.. I only used 2 tbspn because I feared the taste might be too overwhelming. You can either keep the rest of the dried shrimps or put in all. Or reduced the amount of dried shrimps before chopping..
  8. Garnish and serve..

It tastes richer than the normal chicken porridge due to the coconut milk and selection of spices added to it. It is a favourite of many Malaysians and Singaporeans during the month of Ramadan. A porridge often given out during Ramadan, the delicacy found its roots right here in Malaysia, in The original recipe consists of rice boiled into a thick congee with a medley of spices and meat "Richer families often donate ingredients to the mosque to make bubur lambuk as well," tells Chef. Asian flavourful porridge rich with spices. It is usually during the month of Ramadan that "Bubur Lambuk" is cooked and distributed to The rich flavour of this porridge is truly amazing!

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