When we were growing up, Hisham’s favorite food was Pajeri Nenas (holy cow! No Wikipedia listing for this!!). Pajeri is a kind of spicy thick gravy, sweeter than a curry but similar to a curry, containing different spices as well as kerisik).
I had never made this dish myself, and finally I attempted it. But instead of Nenas (pineapple), i used Terong (eggplant/aubergine) to make Pajeri Terong.
The eggplant (terong) being cooked:
[[image:pajeri1.jpg:The gravy is still yellow and thin:center:0]]
The pajeri terong, cooked and ready to serve:
[[image:pajeri2.jpg:The gravy has darkened and thickened:center:0]]
Amazingly, it turned out pretty good! I thought it tasted like my mother’s. It felt like I was home and eating her food, stealing as many pineapples from Hisham as I could. 😀 Thanks for the recipe, Mak!!