Homemade ‘Boemboe’ or curry flavouring paste

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Yes, a super simple recipe for you today! From now on, I’ll always have some of this in my fridge or freezer. Once I learned how super easy this is to make and use, I was hooked!

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Indonesian Workshop

Naturally, I didn’t invent this recipe myself. As you are probably aware I am very Dutch, and still learning about other cuisines! No, I learned this recipe when I was in the Markthal for an Introduction to the Indonesian cuisine. You can read more about this day here.

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

We tasted many delicious dishes, of which two were made with this super easy ‘curry starter’. We were told that it was simply 5 parts shallot, 1 part ginger and 1 part garlic as start. Add any of the ingredients mentioned below to taste, and you’ve got a delicious curry, soup, stir fry or stew!

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Boemboe

Using this boemboe is very easy. Like I said, you store it in the fridge or freezer and take about a spoonful for every 2 portions you’re cooking. You heat up a little oil in a pan, add the boemboe, and cook it for around a minute. Basically, what you’d normally do with chopped onion! Then, you add the rest of your ingredients and you continue to cook.

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Example: cook the boemboe and add shrimps and vegetables to choice. Fry for a few minutes, and add turmeric, laos, salt and lemon grass. Add some coconut milk, and serve!

Example recipes you could use this for:
Curry with chickpeas and lamb
Spinach eggplant curry madras stir-fry
Zoodle soup with chicken and carrot

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and feel free to play around with it! Add it to any dish that you’d normally add onion, garlic and/or ginger to. Delicious!

Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

Hope to see you soon,
Vivian

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Homemade boemboe can be used to flavour any dish, from curry to soups and from stews to stir fries! Store in your fridge or freezer for using at any time.

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Homemade boemboe


Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 g shallot
  • 10 g garlic around 4 cloves
  • 10 g ginger fresh

Optional:

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • turmeric
  • ketjap sauce
  • laos
  • lemon grass
  • brown sugar
  • cashew nuts

Instructions

  1. Peel the shallots, garlic and ginger and place in a food processor or blender. Blend everything together, and done! Store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

*: adding 1 spoonful of soy sauce to the mixture would help keep it fresh.

 

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