Friday, 17 July 2015

Otah Otah

Otah Otah is a grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat, spices, coconut milk and some corn flour. It's wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over charcoal, grilled on a frying pan or bake in an oven. The banana leaves infuse additional fragrance to the otah. It can be eaten with nasi lemak rice, sanwiched between bread and as a snack.

Otah Otah


( A ) 250gms fish meat ( i used Ikan Tenggiri)
         100ml coconut milk
          50ml water
 ( B) 4 piece banana leaves (blanched) cut into 6 by 6 inch square.


1 and a half tbsp of cornflour
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsp sambal chilli , optional
1 tsp tumeric powder
3|4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar


Put ingredients ( A) into a bender and blend.
Transfer out to a bowl and add in the seasonings.
Use a spoon and mix together until combined.
If too dry add some water.
Mixture should be sticky and thick.
Spoon mixture onto a banana leaf.
Wrap and secure with 2 toothpicks at both ends.
Grill on a heated frying pan over low heat for 10 - 15 mins.
Serve with rice, sandwich between bread or with Nasi Lemak.

Note: This otah otah can be used to make Otah Otah bread and also for making Otah Toast. Just spread otah on white bread (cut away crust)and bake in the oven or Airfryer.



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