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Nasi Dahlia - a precious heirloom recipe

Updated: May 7

for Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya celebration

NASI DAHLIA is an heirloom recipe from one of our team member. It inherited from her Grandmother for Raya Aidil Fitri as they call it in at home in Johor, Malaysia. Our Johorean, has now relocated to Sarawak, Borneo because Sarawak is the best place to live, surrounded by nature and it is one of the oldest tropical jungle on Earth. At 130 million years old, Borneo's Rainforest is one of the oldest in the world, and home to a dizzying number of species (15,000 of plants, 3,000 of trees, 221 of land mammals and 420 of birds and Rafflesia, the largest flower that bloom only once, it's good omen to get to watch it.

Ms Dee is sharing her great Grandmother's heirloom recipe for this Eid el-Fitr celebration, after a month of Ramadan. Ms Dee makes amazing food, videos, and her photography is incredible. Welcome to MyBlueTea, Ms Dee!

Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of Sweets is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within the Islam community. The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan and this year is set to finish on either 9th or 10th April 2024, thus signalling the beginning of Eid Al-Fitr. We would like to celebrate this Raya or Eid el-fitri sharing with you Nasi Dahlia, a gift from Ms Dee and MyBlueTea. Thank you to Ms Dee's great grandmother.

Nasi Dahlia | Rice | Raya Aidil Fitri | My Blue Tea
Nasi Dahlia (with Pandan Powder + Coconut Milk powder)

Nasi Dahlia (Nasi means 'rice')

*2 cups basmathi rice - washed and tossed

Stir-fry ingredients: *4 shallots *6 cloves of garlic *1/2 inch ginger *1 section of galangal *1-2 sticks of lemongrass

*Coriander to garnish (All these are finely sliced.)

*Optional - Cut red chilli & star anise to garnish

*Enough water to cook rice


(1) Stir-fry the ingredients until fragrant, add Pandan leaf powder and Coconut milk powder with enough water to cook the rice. Let it boil.

(2) Add rice, transfer to rice cooker and let it cook. (3) Add salt and sugar to taste (if required).

(4) Once cooked, garnish with coriander and fried shallots (optional).

(5) Enjoy Nasi Dahlia with Rendang, Curry or Ayam Goreng Berempah........ so plate-licking good! And wait, some Sambal Tumis is always a must!

Raya with Nasi Dahlia

This Raya Aidil Fitri do enjoy Nasi Dahlia with Chicken curry or Beef Rendang or Ayam Goreng Berempah / Spiced Fried Chicken (SFC). Check out an easy peasy method to make the yummiest SFC in the video below :-

Crispy Juicy Spiced Fried Chicken is the new homemade KFC! Perfect with Nasi Dahlia


*1 Kg Chicken drumsticks

*Curry leaves

*2 stalk lemongrass smashed (optional)

Big tip: The crumbly crispy bits are absolutely hands down the yummiest bits after deep frying! Mmm...


(1) Marinade chicken with Spiced Fried Chicken with curry leaves & lemongrass for at least 3 hours, overnight is recommended.

(2) Deep fry the chicken pieces and be prepared for the heavenly aroma that will waft through your kitchen...

(3) Optional to (a) air fry or (b) BBQ or (c) roast

Scroll through the galley and be inspired what's in store for you! (1) Sarawak Laksa all new (2) Assam Laksa with rareR Borneo Torch Ginger (3) Pudding Layer Cake unique with Hup Seng crackers (optional to use Jacobs crackers) (4) Pandan Serimuka (5) Beef Rendang for Ramadan and Eid al-Fitri and......

Ms Dee's been very busy cooking up a big storm as she is amazed by MyBlueTea's Super easy Superfood Powders (Pandan and Butterfly Pea) and Super Spice Blends! We love that she is loving them!

From bottom right (6) Dragonfruit / Pitaya Butter cookies (7) Pandan Japanese Milk Bread (8) Pudding Eaze - Japanese Caramel and lastly (9) Talam Berlauk / Savoury Pandan Steam Cake with Meat curry base. Ms Dee and MyBlueTea have been very busy eh........... and stay tuned for more....... videos and recipes.

Sarawak Laksa, Breakfast for Gods, all new stocks (limited) available online..........

Nasi Dahlia | Nasi is yummy rice | My Blue Tea
Nasi Dahlia by Grandma Mokde

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*All natural *No MSG *No preservatives *No artificial colours *No added oil (vs liquid paste) *Cook more with Less *BBQ, Pan fry, air fry of bake even microwave

*Easy for travels i.e. overseas or camping & caravanning

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