Monday, November 30, 2009

【奶香玉米布丁 】Kuih Kastard Jagung (Corn Custard)


This Jagung Kuih was one of the many yummy kuih (Pastry/cake) prepared for most parties and celebrations in Malaysia. It is easy to prepare and taste so yummy, was one of my favorite dessert when I was young.

There is just no way for me not to make this at home when I am out of the country!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Chewy Pine Nut Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

During these cold rainy autumn days, our favourite thing to do would be a cuppa hot tea and some spicy homemade cookies......

So I made these Chewy Pine Nut oatmeal Raisin Cookie, a speacial treat for special season--- my favourite fall!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Masala Baigan (Spicy Brinjal with shredded coconut)

According to my mum in law, hubby dislike brinjal since he was a little boy, on the contrary, I love brinjal, and could eat it in whichever way. I guess he was kinda influenced by me, and developed some liking to this beautiful vegetable...

Here is one spicy brinjal dish that hubby liked very much, especially when it is prepared to go with his beloved Kadi...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cumin Mutton 孜然羊肉片

I never used to prepare mutton at home until hubby developed liking of mutton when he was in Salt Lake City for a short project last year. Where one of his colleagues brought him to a place for lamb curry. He came home requesting for mutton curry.

I didn't see mutton when I shopped for groceries last week, but I found this thinly sliced mutton. So, I made this Cumin Mutton instead, N finished the whole plate and asked for more!



注:原食谱写于 2009年10月23日。

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aloo Gobi (Spicy Cauliflower and potatoes) 【香辣土豆菜花】

Aloo Gobi is a North Indian Vegetarian Dish made with cauliflowers, potatoes and indian spices, it is a perfect side dish for a good meal consist of dal/curry and flat bread (Roti/Naan).

This recipe I am using is one of the best recipe I have learnt, it never fails to impress our guest, many of my Chinese friends actually tried this after reading my post previously!

这个香辣土豆菜花(Aloo Gobi)食谱是我试过最好吃的食谱,作为side dish很好。是素食者很好的一个选择哦!

Monday, October 19, 2009

【港式豉油皇炒面】Hong Kong Style fried Noodle



For those who grew up watching Hongkong series (like me), it will be hard not to notice this fried noodle on every Hongkong movie's breakfast table.

I was so curious about its taste that this was the first thing I ordered in the Dim sum place when I first visited Hongkong!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kaddu ki Subzi/Spicy Pumpkin 【香辣南瓜】

This is one dish that I like to make during fall season, when pumpkin are abundant and tasting at its best!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Aloo Tomato

I harvest some of my crop lately, so I decided to make a dish completely out of the harvest from my little tiny garden.

The taste is just so incredible!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tomato Rice (Thakkali Sadam)香辣番茄饭

I finally harvest the tomatoes in my garden, it tasted so good, so I made some tomato rice with it.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Black Sesame Rice Flour Steamed Bun

This pau is really a result of my so-called "creativity" I was craving for some pau for breakfast and after making the fillings, realised that I have only about 1.5 cups of all purpose flour left!

And then I saw this rice flour that I bought long back still well packed, and the wheat germ I could never make enough stuff to exhaust...

To my delightful surprise, this pau turn out so well, yumm!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sambal Okra 【叁巴秋葵】


Okra is probably one of the most consumed vegetable in Malaysia, the whole South East Asia as the matter of fact...

I can never get tired of this Sambal Okra, it just goes so well with Steam Jasmine rice.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Braised Chicken Gizzard 【卤鸡胗】

I love braised food and have a pot of (Chinese) master stock that has been used for 10 years, it gives deep flavors that new stock wouldn't be able to deliver. 

I like to use it to braise eggs, chicken, pork and tofu, Chicken Gizzard is a very good choice for braising too!



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Banana Bread

We both dislike fully riped banana, and there is no better way to make use of it than to bake a hot bread out of these nutritious fruits!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

【红烧鱼】Braised Fish



This is not a very common way of cooking fish in my family, we normally just steamed the fish or pan fry it and eat the fish with Soy sauce and a little vinegar,  I learnt this braised fish dish from my friend on a forum and love the taste of it !

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tomato Gobi Ki Bhaji (Cauliflower with Tomato)

I made this dish for my parents in law the day before they were leaving US for India. It is quiet different than the normal Cauliflower dish we usually have.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my favourite dessert while having guest around... I like to use the oven alot if I am having party at home, and bread pudding comes in perfect in this case, as while I serve hot dish from oven, I could straight away turn the soaked and ready bread pudding in, and once dinner is done, so is my bread pudding!

I could just serve it while it is freshly made, no reheating require... it is simply perfect!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cumin Fennel Sesame Bagel

There is no more bread at home, I wasnt in mood for shopping, so I decided to make some home made bagel...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cornflake Cookie

This cornflake cookie is a simple but tasty snack, it can be done within half an hour, goes well with coffee, and smell heavenly while baking!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mang Kuang Pau (Steamed Bun) 【沙葛包】

My breakfast typically consists of a glass of milk or milo with one Pau (steamed bun) or bagel or a slice of bread.

I like Pau sold at the Chinese supermarket here, this week I decided I should make some healthier version at home. And here it is!



Monday, March 30, 2009

Whole Wheat Naan

My bread machine was literally busy everyday for the past few weeks. I use it not only for bread, also chapati dough and naan dough.

It is a perfect tool for making home-made naan, this time I modify the recipe a little, adding whole wheat flour and handful of wheat germ to make it a little healthier.

We liked the out come, and so does our guest!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Whole wheat Wheat Germ Bread

This Whole wheat wheat germ bread though not so soft like white bread, has it own charm, it smells so good, and has very high fibre and nutrients!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Edamame salad 【凉拌毛豆荚】

This Edamame/green soy bean dish is a very simple, tasty and healthy snack.

The Soy plants I planted in the spring is now time to harvest, it is about time to make us some yummy snack this afternoon!



原帖出处 : 爱厨的凉拌毛豆

Friday, March 6, 2009

Healthy Bread (Water Roux Starter)

I am getting better with bread I guess.

Today I decided to make multigrain healthy bread, that was the whole purpose learning to make bread at home actually, to be able to make healthier bread.

Multigrain would be tougher I am sure.... I thus decided to knead the dough longer, and raise the dough at low temperature (inside the fridge) overnight. This way the yeast could work on the dough slowly and will not over ferment and make it sourish.

The result was amazing, the bread turned out so soft and taste heavenly !

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dinner Rolls (Water Roux Starter) 【汤种餐包】

I bought a bread machine recently. 

I have never made bread before, so I decided to start with something easier, which is dinner rolls to pilot test the machine.

I do not have bread flour at home, so my first batch of dinner rolls are made of all purpose flour.



Monday, February 2, 2009

Huat Kueh (发糕)

Today is the ninth day of Chinese New Year,the hokkian normally has to pray to the god of heaven (天公),We normally buy this huat kueh for the prayer, it symbolize prosperity and growth.

I didnt quite like the colouring part of the huat kueh bought, so I found this recipe online using the natural colour from the red rice wine lees. (The remains from making red rice wine).

The house smells so good when I steamed the kueh....

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Whole wheat & Wheat germ Pancake 全麦松饼

I have two packets of Wheat germ at home that I have no idea what to do with. So I made this healthy whole wheat & wheat germ Pancake!