Indonesia & East Timor


Original Word: Islands
Nationality: Indonesian
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Population: 248,645,008
4th largest country in the world.
Capital: Jakarta


Original Word: ?
Nationality: Timorese
Language: Tetum and Portuguese
Population: 1,143,667
159th largest country in the world.
Capital: Dili

I decided to combine these two countries in one recipe.

Sayur Manis (Squash Curry)

small butternut squash, diced
1 cup sugar snap peas, cut in half
1 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
1 red chile, minced and deseeded
1 can coconut milk

1. Roast the butternut squash pieces in 400F/200C oven for 20 minutes. Toss half way through the cooking time.
2. Saute garlic, ginger, and chile with oil in a large pot for one minute. 3. Add peas and cook for a minute.
4. Add cooked squash and coconut milk. Simmer until thickened.
5. Serve with rice.

This was alright. I probably will not make it again. I think  this dish needed some kind of savory or sour element. It was sweet and mildly spicy. It needed some kind of punch.


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