Kuih Cara Lauk

Kuih Cara Lauk

Part 1 - Filling

5-6 tbsp
cooking oil
big onions, sliced
60 g
meat curry powder (mixed with 6-8 tbsp water to make a paste)
350 g
chicken meat, minced
sprigs curry leaf, sliced thinly
to taste
salt and sugar

For the filling: Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions until lightly browned. Add the curry paste and cook until the mixture is fragrant. Add the minced chicken and curry leaves and stir-fry until chicken is cooked. Season to taste. Dish out and set aside.

Part 2 - Batter and Topping

400 g
all purpose flour
200 ml
thick coconut milk
550 - 600 ml
large egg
2 tbsp
cooking oil
1 tsp
turmeric powder
red chillies, finely diced
5-6 tbsp
fried shallots
stalk spring onion, finely sliced

To prepare batter: Combine the flour and coconut milk in a mixing bowl and mix with a wire whisk. Add the water gradually as you continue to stir. Mix in the egg, cooking oil and turmeric powder Strain the mixture.

To bake: Brush 2-3 muffin pans (the smallest you can get) with cooking oil. Pour the batter into each individual mold until three quarters full. Place a teaspoon of chicken filling on the batter and top with a sprinkling of chili, spring onion and shallot crisps.


Bake at 350 F about 10 minutes, until brown and well set. This recipe makes about 25-30 pieces, depending on the size of your muffin pan.

Yield: 24 Pieces

Kuih Cara Lauk translates loosely to Filled Cake. Considered a light meal, it is usually sold at hawker stalls throughout the year, but is most popular during the Muslim month of Ramadan, when fasting Muslims buy it to break their fast.

Category: Appetizer & Snack
Contributor: Veronica Janzen