Assam Pedas Sotong with Petai Beans

Assam Pedas Sotong with Petai

1 kg medium sotong (washed and cut into rings or your desired shape)
1 pkt petai – washed and halves
1 handful of daun kesom
salt, sugar to taste and 1 ikan bilis cube
100 ml assam water (1 tbsp assam paste mixed with water)

Blended ingredients
15 dried chillies (soaked)
3 red chillies
8 shallots
3 garlics
2 inch galangal
4 buah keras
2 lemongrass – use the white parts
4 laksa leaves (daun kesom)
1 inch belacan
1 tsp oil
100 ml water
1 inch turmeric

1) Heat oil in a wok and add blended ingredients and saute till aromatic and oil separate. Add assam water, ikan bilis cube, petai and mix well. Simmer over low heat for 3 mins. Add 100 ml water and season with salt and sugar.Stir and mix well.
2) Add sotong, stir fry evenly and cook for about 3 mins and taste accordingly. Dish out and serve hot.

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