Salam and Welcome! In today’s post of Joy From Fasting To Feasting – VI, we have Retno G Prihadana of Kedia Hamburg. My encounter with Retno was years back through this global event Joy From Fasting To Feasting. I am totally amazed by her baking and food styling. Though most often Retno uses one or two pictures associated with the recipe within a post…I love the way she captures the essence of the recipe in those pictures…Retno says, “My kitchen is my lab where I learn how to cook and bake”. Despite being busy with family vacation to Indonesia….Retno took out time and sent across this fabulous post….Check out what she has bought in for us in today’s Iftaar….
After a long summer vacation at home (Indonesia), now….I´m back to Germany, back to the reality, become a family chef again :). This Ramadan, I’ ve really enjoy Fasting in two different countries, two weeks in my home country and the rest in Hamburg despite of the time difference. In Germany, bringing fasts for about 18 hours a day for 30 days, during this summer time. Since Islam´s lunar calendar shift Ramadan 10 days every year, therefore Muslims this year will experience longer days of fasting. However, when we do fasting with ´Niat´ only for Allah, Insya Allah it wouldn´t be difficult as we think.
The Holy month of Ramadan is also a good time for family and friends gathered together to break the fast. My family is used to break the fast with something sweet : dates, lukewarm Jasmine Tea, some salty or sweet snacks as appetizers , followed by a regular dinner later on after Sholat Magreb. Additional prayers, Taraweh, are prescribed after dinner.
Today, I´d like to share with you Spring rolls or Lumpia in Bahasa Indonesia, rolled appetizer, that can be filled with only vegetables or mixed of poultry/meat with vegetables.
- 40 ready made spring roll pastry
- 500 g chicken breast fillet, chopped
- 100 g shrimps, chopped
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 300 – 400 g bamboos shoots, julienned ( or you can use also potatos, vermicelli)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 5 clove of garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 6 tablespoons cooking oil
- cooking oil for frying
- Filling: heat a wok, saute onion and garlic until fragrant, then add chicken, shrimps. After few minutes, add carrots, bamboos shoots. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoons two tablespoons of filling into spring roll wrapped
- Fry spring rolls until golden brown.
Special thank´s to Lubna of Yummy Food, who give me opportunity to participate Ramadan Special: Joy from Fasting to Fasting in her beautiful Blog.
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Thank you Retno for being part of this Joy From Fasting To Feasting – VI.