Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chilli Paneer (Sweet And Sour Cottage Cheese)



This Chilli Paneer is another typical Indo-Chinese dish, the preparation is what I called vegetarian food made Non-veg way. It works well as starter, and a good side dish too!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Savory Steamed Pumpkin Cake 【金瓜糕 (南瓜糕)】




南瓜在我的家乡也叫做金瓜,除了入菜,也经常被拿来做糕点。这个金瓜糕就是其中一种、跟萝卜糕和芋头糕有异曲同工的效果,一样好吃!

朋友种出好几只巨大的日本南瓜,让我去她家拿。一入他家大门我和俊爹就倒抽了一口凉气。那地上摆着的要给我的巨型南瓜瓜少说有40磅或更多。

我只敢讨了一小瓣回来,做了一次南瓜Pancake分了两大块给邻居。后来又做了今天的南瓜蒸糕,这才用了不到一半。

看来接下来几天仍然要继续南瓜料理中~~~~~~

A friend of mine harvested a few pumpkins recently and called me to pick up some from her house. I went with expectation to bring back just a cute little Japanese kabucha pumpkin.


My jaw drops to the floor when I saw the said pumpkin that she saved for me! It must have been at least 50 lbs! 


I decided to bring back only about 1/5 of the pumpkin with me as I don't have enough space in the fridge to keep it, my friend had to use an axe to break open the pumpkin for me.


Even with only 1/5 of the whole thing, I managed to send 2 large portions to my neighbors, made pumpkin pancakes for 3 adults for breakfast and made this steamed came for thanksgiving party.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pickled Potherb Mustard and Minced Turkey Tofu






I made a simple Pickled Potherb Mustard and Minced Turkey not long ago, I normally make a big box of it, and keep in the fridge, it could be easily turned into simple dishes such as this one here with tofu, it goes very well with con-gee, and rice.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Onion Grill Cheese Sandwich




I backpacked to tour Europe during my last year in England. As a student, I had limited budget, thus was very calculative when it comes to food. I used to go to the local supermarket and bring back some cheese and bread, and that became my staple as long as it last.

Over time it became dry, cold and tasteless, and I almost couldn't stomach it anymore, one morning at the shared kitchen in a Youth Hostel I put up for the night, I saw a beautiful Irish girl making this grill cheese sandwich, the aroma in the kitchen was so warm and welcoming.

I immediately asked her to teach me and with little butter she generously lend me, I made this tasty warm sandwich with a cuppa hot chocolate... that was the first hearty breakfast I had during my trip and I felt like the happiest person on earth!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Microwave Peanut Sesame Chikki (Brittle)




Peanut sesame brittle is a traditional candy I grow up eating and thought it exist only in China/Malaysia. I came to realized that I could not be more wrong later during my time in India. The Indians too, have a very similar version of this Peanut brittle, though slightly different in taste and ingredients.

The recipe I created today is of the Indian style, I like the fact that it doesn't call for corn syrup/maltose, and I am a sucker when it comes to Jaggery! Just couldn't say no to the earthy smell and taste of it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Frozen Paratha Samosa

 


I always keep a packet of frozen paratha in my freezer. It comes in very handy when I am either busy or lazy.

The other day while chatting with a group of friends in a forum, one of the girl asked about a good way to use frozen paratha, and whether it could be turned into samosa.

I loved the idea and set off to check recipes online and found handful of them... looks like we are not the first one to think it that way! I like my version of samosa filling, using homemade Malaysian curry powder, so here it comes my version of frozen Paratha samosa!

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