Monday, March 31, 2008

Belimbing Wuluh - Kamias

This is my Belimbing Wuluh Tree in my house

Belimbing Wuluh (Averrhoa Belimbi)

Kamias (Philipine)

Belimbing Wuluh is not commonly consumed because the taste is very sour. Usually, people use it to cook sour soup, shrimp gulai and fish gulai. From this fruit, you can make asam sunti (a special spice) and pickles out of it.

It is sometimes known as the cucumber tree because of the shape of its fruit.

How to make asam sunti??
Wash some fruits and Sprinkle salt on them and put them under the sun. Do this every day until the fruits become dried. Put the dried fruits inside a jar and close it tightly. This dried fruit is usually used for Gulai (Sumatra Cooking)

Recipe with Belimbing Wuluh

Fish steamed in banana leaves

500 gr fish fillet

1 tbsp lime juice

2 tsp salt

belimbing wuluh - as you like 4-8 fruits(sour star fruit)

250 ml thick coconut milk

2 kunyit leaves (curcuma)

banana leaf biting (wooden sticks)

10 red rawits (small chilies)

6 shallots

5 cloves garlic

2 cm laos (galanga)


preperation/method;Rub the fish in with the lime juice and 1 tsp salt and cut it into pieces. Cut the belimbing into thin slices and sprinkle these with the salt. Let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse it and drain. Slice the kunyit leaves very fine and thin. Cut the banana leaf into four 18x18 cm pieces. Pound or grind the ingredients for the bumbu into a paste. Mix all ingredients well. Pour the mixture on a banana leaf piece and flod it as a package and tie it with the biting. Steam the packages for 15 minutes until done and serve.

Leaf of Belimbing Wuluh
Tree of Belimbing Wuluh

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