Monday, February 28, 2011

Sayur Manis from my Garden – Simple Healthy Recipe

Sayur Manis (Sauropus Androgynus, Sayur Mani, Mani Cai, Katuk, star gooseberry) can be easily cultivated by just using the matured stems. They grow well under bright sunlit area with adequate water. Sayur manis is used to garnish Pan Mee and it is full of natural sweetness like its’ namesake! You can read about the chemical content in Sayur manis from my previous post, Edible Plants, Fruits and Herbs in a Foodie’s Garden. Anyway, the Sayur Manis in the photo above are produce from my little garden. It grows very well without much care needed. I would normally stir fry Sayur Manis with eggs. I think most families would cook it the same way too. Here is the simple recipe.

Ingredients
Sayur Manis, remove stems, just keep the leaves
Eggs, 1 pc, lightly beaten
Garlic, 3 pcs, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil, ½ tablespoon

Heat up wok and put in the vegetable oil. Saute garlic until fragrant and put in the sayur manis. Add a little water and slowly pour in the eggs. Add salt to taste. Serve with steamed rice.

19 comments:

Small Kucing said...

i would make soup with it with egg stirred in.

btw, cannot eat this raw. Read n the newsppr last time someone make juice with this and drink for diet/slimming purpose then kapoot-ed.

Pete said...

Smallkucing : Got alkaloid papaverine inside. Can cause lung damage if eaten in large quantity!

Alice Law said...

My mom's favourite leh! Huh?!! Alkaloid?!! Should warn my mom then!;D

Gulmohar said...

Healthy greens

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!

suituapui said...

Lakia chai (Dayak veg), very common here...can cook in so many ways but never heard of people eating it raw (ulam) though...

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So good, u have a little garden, i stay in HDB, no garden :(

Sheoh Yan said...

I always love sayur manis soup. I used to take manis cai soup whan I was young.

reanaclaire said...

I like that especially with ikan bilis too and then put in an egg.. :)

Yvonne said...

So this is called sayur manis. I like it with pan mee, or with egg soup :)

Christine said...

this is a new vegetable for me, unless I know it by another name. Interesting.

MaryMoh said...

My children are crazy over this sayur manis. It's just so good fried with eggs. I wish I can plant here. My mom will say, 'Where? Under your bed?'....haha

Luciana said...

simple and nice sayur :)

mNhL said...

i love this vege in pan mee.

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Looks delicious. Is it a cangkok manis? If yes, definitely my favourite!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

You have just remind me of this humble homecook dish! My favorite.

wenn said...

i prefer the soup.

Annie Q said...

MY FAVOURITE!!! Now you make me craving for it. Like what STP said, this is a very common dish in Sarawak, we also fried it with egg or cook it in soup way. I love sayur manis!

[SK] said...

this one looks like the dish i saw at the malay rice stall during lunch just now :p

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