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A Recipe for Delicious Padang-Style Fern Curry

A Recipe for Delicious Padang-Style Fern Curry (resepmasakan)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Minang cuisine, or more popularly called Padang cuisine, is one of the most sought after dishes in Indonesia.

Padang or Minang cuisine is famous for its strong spice flavor, thick spices, as well as savory and spicy taste. One of the dishes of Padang cuisine is fern curry.

Fern curry, locally known as gulai pakis, is a vegetable dish typical of the Minangkabau region, West Sumatra, which is quite familiar. Fern curry is usually served with rice cakes for breakfast, but it can also be eaten for lunch, dinner, or supper.

Curious? Let's look at the ingredients and how to prepare Minangkabau style fern curry, as quoted from Resep Koki.


- 2 bunches of vegetable fern, cut the leaves

- 5 Shrimps

- 1 tablespoon of dried shrimp (ebi)

- 1 lemongrass stick, bruised

- 2 cm galangal, bruised

- 1 piece of kandis tamarind

- 2 bay leaves

- 1 sheet of orange leaf, remove leaf bone

- 1 sheet of turmeric leaves, tied

- 60 ml (1 pack) instant coconut milk

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 teaspoon pepper

- 300 ml of water

- Oil, for sauteing

Ground spices:

- 3 cloves of garlic

- 5 shallots

- 2 candlenuts

- 4 cm turmeric

- 2 cm ginger

- 2 red chilies


1. Heat the oil. Saute the ground spices, shrimp, ebi, lemongrass, galangal, kandis tamarind, bay leaves, turmeric leaves, and orange leaves until fragrant.

2. Pour water. Stir and cook until boiling.

3. Add coconut milk. Stir constantly until it boils up again.

4. Add the fern. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until cooked and tastes right for you. Lift.

5. Fern curry is ready to be served.


The amount of red chili can be adjusted to your spicy level, or you can add whole chili to your cooking.