Thursday, September 4, 2008

Serawa Durian with Roti Jala (Durian in Coconut Milk with Lacy Pancake)

You will either love it or totally hate it. Yes, I am talking about durian. The King of Fruit. With smell that is so intoxicating it would make you ask for more. Or run away. As for me, I have always loved durian. I am no connoisseur of durian and wont be able to differenciate between all the varieties there are out there. I just dont discriminate. If it's durian, I will love it.

Fresh durian is practically non-existent here. The durians that we get here are from Thailand. Either as a whole or seedless and frozen. Since Michael do not eat and neither can he take the smell, I would normally buy the frozen seedless kind and eat them little by little.

Sometimes I would make serawa durian. Serawa basically means a mixture of coconut milk, brown sugar and pandan leaf. So serawa durian is a mixture of all those with durian. It is very easy to make. You can eat it with bread or with roti jala (lacy pancake), hot or chilled. The smell is not as strong as eating them 'fresh' either so if you're a durian virgin, you might want to try this. I decided to make roti jala to go with this since Rasa Malaysia gave me the mould. I also used her recipe for Roti Jala. But I didn't do a very good job in lacy-ing the roti. lol.
Serawa Durian

1 tube of seedless frozen durian (or 5-6 pieces)
1 can coconut milk, 400ml
4-5 tbsp brown sugar
4-5 drops of pandan flavoured paste

1. Put everything in a pot and cook on low heat. Stir often. This would be maybe between 12-15 min.

2. Pour them into a bowl and enjoy with roti jala or bread.

3. If you like it chilled, just put it in the fridge for a few hours.


Anjum said...

unusual recipe...nice havent heard of durians....what are they?

Tastes of Home said...

yummy i love durians! this seems interesting - i usually just eat the durian straight up hehe

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pancakes! I've been looking for durian in the states to try. This sounds like a great recipe.

Rebecca Ilham said...

Kak Farina,

I love serawa!! I usually have the one with eggs, instead of durian and just soak some bread in it. What a heavenly taste!!

Farah said...

kenapakah serawa abg nie tu mcm pekat ekk? hehhehe...tetiba terbayang if Michael x tahan bau durian tu, how will he react bila bau tempoyak kann???

Salt N Turmeric said...

Anjum, durian is a fruit with spiky outer side but silky and smooth on the inside. Its known as the king of fruit and native to southeast asian countries. You should google for the pic to see it yourself. ;)

Jannie, oh i too prefer the durian 'straight up' but i did overdose once and my temp rose to 103f. hehe.

Maggie, you should be able to find durian at the asian supermarket or chinatown. But id suggest you maybe eat some there rather than buy the whole thing. You know, in case you dont like it? ;)

Becky, egg serawa? iv never even heard of tht!

Awa, pekat sbb coconut milk kat sini pekat. dlm tin punya. jgnlan bayang kan michael bau tempoyak sbb sah2 dia muntah. lol.

Dhanggit said...

oh soo yummy and very creative!! i love it!! i'll definitely try this recipe! thanks

Anonymous said...

Ohh roti jala...mmmm. i love roti jala with curry. never tried serawa durian . wonder what the taste is like.

Selamat Ramadan Farina

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something very new to me. Looks gr8.

VG said...

Hi SnT

I am VG from Australia. This is the first time I have seen serawa served with roti jala. Very interesting

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

hi babe! sorry I've been out of the loop for a while la.... anyway, i always like serawa durian with pulut.....sodap kan? your roti jala tu cam yummy je but i tak tau nak buat heheeeee..... makan je tau....

Salt N Turmeric said...

Dhanggit, hope ul like the serawa durian. ;)

Lee, long time no see. ;) thanks for the wish. You really should give it a try.

Kitchen flavours, have you had durian before?

VG, welcome. I didnt know its rather unusual to have serawa w roti jala. lol.

Anis, yelah u ni. mana pergi? U knolah if i werent living far fr home, theres no way id get my ass to learn all these things. lol.

Lore said...

On the contrary, I think you did a great job with the laced crepes!I've never tasted durian but I'll make sure to taste it first in your serawa recipe.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Thank you Lore. I hope you'l like the serawa durian. ;)

Ms eNVy said...

You are killing me!!!... kalau I buat serawa terpaksa masak kat patio .. my dh still cannot tahan bau durian hehehe

Rasa Malaysia said...

I have never tried this combination...roti jala looks great, I hope u had fun making it.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Envy, we gotta do what we gotta do. hehe.

BY, i think ur gonna like this combination.

Argus Lou said...

Hi there, Salt & Turmeric. I'm a M'sian living in Switzerland. I just made roti jala with Rasa Malaysia's great recipe (healthier too without coconut milk!) and my own made-from-scratch chicken curry. Very nice - my other half ate so many of the lacy pancakes I was worried he'd burst (he even ate a couple with applesauce, mad!). "They have holes. Holes are calorie-free."

Your serawa (minus durian, which I don't like) sounds like something we can eat with a lot of things including sago and M'sian rice cakes (puteri berendam, for example). Yum!