“Selada is a true crowd pleaser, it’s an oversized bergedil (beef and potato patty) served in a warm beef stew on a bed of mashed potatoes, with ringlets of cucumber and sliced boiled eggs.”
~ A Day At Mummy’s Table: Recipes & Reminiscences
Selada is a Banjar dish that has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s likeness to stew makes it a comfort food like no other. If you crave for a taste of Indonesia, instead of making ayam penyet or other common Indonesian dishes, try making Selada.
- Buah pelaga (cardamon)
- Kayu manis (cinnamon)
- Jintan manis (aniseed)
- Lada putih (white pepper)
*(All the above to be pounded)
- Fry the pounded ingredients in hot oil.
- Add water.
- Add kicap.
- Add slices of beef.
- Once cooked, to assemble – place bergedil over a bed of mashed potatoes
- Scatter cucumber, sliced into rings, and sliced boiled eggs around the bergedil.
- Pour over the hot beef stew.
- Break kropok blinjai into pieces over the mixture.