A little taste of Bali – Base Genep a.k.a awesome Indonesian spice mix

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Recipe source: Bali by Janet De Neefe

Ingredients

5 candlenuts

1 tsp black peppercorns

2 tsp coriander seeds

2 cloves

1/2 tsp sesame seeds

3 garlic cloves

5 red shallots, chopped roughly

3 long red chilies, seeded and chopped roughly

3 small red chilies, chopped roughly

2 Tbs chopped fresh tumeric

2 Tbs chopped galangal

1 & 1/2 Tbs chopped ginger

3 tsp chopped kencur (good luck finding this in Sydney!)

1/2 tsp shrimp paste (optional)

1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. Grab your pestle and mortar (you’ll need a fairly large one!) Grind candlenuts, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, and sesame seeds into a fine powder
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and work in your pestle and mortar until you have a smooth paste
  3. The spice mix should be very fragrant and definitely peppery!
  4. Pop the mix into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.

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A little taste of Bali - Base Genep a.k.a awesome Indonesian spice mix
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Cuisine: Indonesian
Serves: ¾ Cup
 
Ingredients
  • 5 candlenuts
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5 red shallots, chopped roughly
  • 3 long red chilies, seeded and chopped roughly
  • 3 small red chilies, chopped roughly
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh tumeric
  • 2 Tbs chopped galangal
  • 1 & ½ Tbs chopped ginger
  • 3 tsp chopped kencur (good luck finding this in Sydney!)
  • ½ tsp shrimp paste (optional)
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Grab your pestle and mortar (you'll need a fairly large one!) Grind candlenuts, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, and sesame seeds into a fine powder
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and work in your pestle and mortar until you have a smooth paste. The spice mix should be very fragrant and definitely peppery! Pop the mix into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Bella 🙂

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