Sunday, January 30, 2011

Raw Spices Green Curry



This winter is probably the worst winter I have ever had... being born and brought up in tropics... my body was not made to fight this harsh weather.... so you guessed it.... I was down with cold!

I was tired of lying down and was craving for something really spicy to kick the cold virus away... So I checked my well stocked freezer and without much effort... have enough ingredients to make this delicious green curry.

And hubby had more than I did.... hmmm who is the one who needed this by the way?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)



There are many ways to make this chutney, and I like this particular recipe mainly because it does not require cooking and it is without oil, that makes it more durable in the fridge, and easier to prepare.

Not to mention that the colour is beautiful!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mathri/Mathari (Indian Salted Cracker)



This Salted Cracker is a very famour Rajasthani snack, one of my favourites when I visited my parents in law. This recipe was modified according to my liking, and it turn out very well.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Masala Chai (Tea made with Spices)



Every morning, everywhere in India, on the street, at the front yard of big mansions. People sitting with a small cup in their hands. A cuppa hot Chai, chit chatting, or simply enjoying this spicy and sweet beverage---a very common drink in India, most Indian will have this tea first thing in the morning, and 2-3 times during the day!


香料奶茶在印度可是天天得要喝的东西,我本来就喜欢茶多于咖啡,这个香料奶茶里的香料还可以御寒,喝起来唇齿留香,很适合冬天喝呢!

今天还做了个印度Rajasthan有名的Mathri 香饼,和奶茶是绝配。老公吃完就乖乖做家务去了。。嘿嘿。

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chelsea Bun (London Style)



I have got this great recipe from a net friend Annauk, and this turned out soooooo well, soft and sweet and simply can't stop eating the bun!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

【印度Coorg香辣鸡块】Coorg Chicken Masala



Coorg有个别称叫做印度的苏格兰,位于印度南部的高原地带,那里最出名的就是遍地的咖啡园,咖啡园里种了一些橙树,依着橙树又种了很多贵重的香料,如胡椒和香草(vanilla)等。

我曾经在咖啡花开的时候带父母去Coorg那里小住了几天,住的是咖啡园里的一个小旅馆。夜晚在依山而建的小旅馆的的露台上闻着习习凉风吹来的咖啡花香,喝着现磨咖啡豆冲泡的咖啡,吃着山里独有的美食,很是惬意。

Coorg的天然资源丰富,住在那里的人们生活一直都很富足悠闲,房子都装潢得很漂亮很有风格。他们热爱狩猎,嗜酒肉,尤其喜爱吃猪肉,这在大多数人茹素的印度,是个比较特殊的存在。

Coorg菜系喜欢用醋入菜,可能是因为Coorgee自己酿酒也酿醋的关系。我今天做的这个Coorgee masala Chicken,做法简单,味道美味,有兴趣的朋友可以试试喔!

Coorg is also sometimes referred as the Scotland of India, it is located at the hilly area of southern India. Coorg is also very famous with its coffee farms -- also the home to many fruit trees and precious spices such as vanilla and black peppers.

I have visited a coffee farm with a small hotel years back in Coorg with my parents. The memory of sitting on the balcony of the small hotel and sipping coffee brewed from freshly grounded coffee beans while the cool breeze at night brings us the sweet smell of the coffee blossoms is one of the best memories I have for India.

The Coorgee cuisine is also very unique and interesting, due to abundant ingredients and spices available in the area. 

This Chicken Masala that I made today is one of the dishes I had in Coorg, the tartness of vinegar gives very unique flavor to the chicken and making it very appetizing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wat Dan Hor 海鲜滑蛋河





This thick rice noodle dish is my mom's all time favourite, there is a restaurant near my house that made the best Wat Tan Hor that I have ever had ......

It could be mixed with Fried vermicelli as "Yun Yong" literally means Mandarin duck, this creature always moves around as a couple... just a very Chinese way to indicate it's a combination of two... :)


滑蛋河是个马来西亚粿条/河粉很普遍的一个吃法,也可以加上香底(炸脆)的米粉一起做成“鸳鸯”。


是很清爽又不油腻的一道美食喔!

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