Bold ginger flavor plays the main role in this cha(ឆា), or Cambodian-style stir-fry. A signature Cambodian spice mix of black pepper and garlic join the spiciness of the ginger among notes of sweet and savory.
Ingredients are sautéed in turns, adding a little water to simmer mushrooms briefly. Once everything has been cooked, everything is mixed and cha khnei(ឆាខ្ញី) is ready to be enjoyed.
2 clove garlic
2 shallot, finely sliced
1 cup ginger root, cut into matchsticks
2 cup oyster mushroom or other mushroom, chopped
½ cup water
1 tbsp salt
20 black peppercorn, crushed
2 tbsp palm sugar
• saute half of garlic, shallot, ginger until slightly browned
• set aside
• saute remaining garlic, mushroom, water, salt, pepper, sugar until mixed and cooked
• add ginger mixture
• serve with rice