Gulai Cassava Leaves with Smoked Fish Recipe.


Ikan Salai


Ikan Salai (smoked fish) is one type of food made with the technique of food preservation that has existed since a long time ago . As we know, in ancient times there has been no place to deposit the food such as a refrigerator. So, people in that time to think how to keep food products obtained in the day it does not rot when stored.

Ikan Salai made by the method of fumigation. So, fresh fish cleaned from the contents of the stomach and viscera are then heated by means of fumed. The process of curing should be using firewood as it will make the scent of fish sale is more fragrant.

For that, in the challenged Hive Top Chef this time, I want to introduce typical food from my state, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This food is a food which is very delicious, let's see how to make it!

Gulai Cassava Leaves with Smoked Fish


  • Young Cassava leaves
  • 1 pcs Fish salai (Smoked Fish)
  • Coconut milk
  • 5 cloves Shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Lemongrass
  • Turmeric leaf
  • Bay leaf
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Water


How to cook cassava leaves with the smoked fish (ikan salai):

  • Pick and wash the cassava leaves. Choose from cassava leaves are still young so that the texture soft easy


  • Puree of garlic, shallot and turmeric.



  • Boil 500 ml of water and coconut milk, then enter the herbs that have been smoothed.


  • Add bay leaf, leaves, turmeric, ginger and lemongrass. Stir gently so that the coconut milk does not break.


  • Then enter the cassava leaves are already on the site. Wait until the leaves of the sweet potato a little tender.


  • Enter the smoked fish (salai) and mix with coconut milk. Cook up to 10 minutes then remove from heat.



  • Gulai Cassava leaves with the smoked fish (salai) ready to be served.


This food is very suitable with warm rice. If you are interested to try? Please comment bellow!

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Enak banget pasti nya,, bagilah sedikit

 2 months ago  

Whahaha sending virtual boleh :D

Boleh,, kan sekarang zaman virtual 😁

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 2 months ago  

That’s good and really delicious food! I used to eat in Indonesian restaurant in my country. My family love it so much. Thank you so much for share your recipe with us.

 2 months ago  

Wow so glad there who love Indonesian food. Thank you :)

 2 months ago  

You are welcome.

 2 months ago  

Aduh, ini makanan favorit banget

 2 months ago  

Iya, ini makanan favorit suami saya :)
Jadi aku memasak ini untuknya..

The recipe is very interesting, I love how it looks. 🤗

 last month  

Thankyou so much :)

 last month  

I love the spice mix in this dish, and I sometimes make a cassava leaf curry in a very similar way. The people in Suriname don't eat cassava leaves, so it is a free food for us. What a lovely homecooked dish, thanks for sharing chef.

 last month  
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