Golden vegetable stir-fry


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Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia

Fire Islands

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2019

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Sunshine colours of gold, orange and turmeric-stained yellow sing in this vegetable stir-fry. A good accompaniment for a rich meal.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemongrass stick, trimmed and well bruised


Start by making the bumbu spice paste. Roughly chop all the ingredients and use a pestle and mortar to grind them to a rough paste.

Heat a wok over a medium-high heat. Add the oil and scramble the egg until dry and crumbly (I know this will be against your instincts, but go with it). Add the bumbu, whole lemongrass and lime leaves and mix well. Season with the salt and sugar.