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Monday, February 28, 2011

Besan Uttapam (with/without Egg)




I often keep a box of Dosa mix at home, as it is easy to make some quick snacks for guest or my husband. I could use it for idly, dosa, set dosa and this, the simple Besan Uttapam.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Shrimp



I made Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken not long ago, and many of my net friends tried making it too and liking it.

The Vietnamese Lemongrass Paste can be use to make other dishes too. Today, I made shrimp using the same paste, and its tasting great!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oven Baked Mathri




I made Mathri couple of weeks ago and have been toying the idea of making a healthier oven baked version for days. I was on the phone with my best friend Surbhi and she was like "when are you going to make an oven baked version of Mathri?"

That's it... One gotta do this for ya best of friend... yeah? Sur?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gobi Masala (Spicy Cabbage)



Cabbage was one of the cheapest vegetables in England, I used to eat plenty of it for it is good for storage, and good for my wallet!

I probably had too much cabbage during my years in England that for years after that, I subconsciously refuse this vegetable.... LOL

I guess its time for me to regain confidence in this beautiful nature's gift!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pesto with Corn noodle and Grill Salmon



I planted a few Sweet Basil last summer and have absolutely no idea how to use it, as I also have another few Thai basil that was growing fast and crazy...I sent some of my Sweet basil to my polish neighbour and she was thrilled and told me she made the best pesto ever!

So in return... I got an idea to what to make out of my sweet little basil!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seafood Mee Hailam



Something interesting about this Mee Hailam is that the Malay like to prepare it with dark soy sauce, and its black in colour and the Chinese in Malaysia normally serve this in clear sauce, thus kinda whitish...

So this version I made is the Malay Style.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thai Green Curry Mussel



Mussel is a very common seafood in South East Asia, and making curry out of it is a way that I love!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guacamole (Mexican Avocado Dip)



I have no idea about Mexican food before I came to US,  my first real mexican food was in San Diego... and ever since... I am IN LOVE!!

I now make this delicious dip very often, especially on our movie day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oven Baked Chicken 65




Chicken 65 is a very tasty starter to go with beer, the original recipe called for deep frying and I am definitely not a big fan of deep frying especially during winter when smell of cooking could linger for hours....

I made this batch using oven!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rasgulla (Indian Sweet Cheese Ball)



Rasgulla is a very popular Indian sweet dish and not very often home made... as it require certain skill and.... luck in terms of making a perfect round and yet soft cheese ball...

Well sounded like it has all the challenges I am looking for!

Dry Channa Masala (Chole)



Channa (Chole)is one of our favorite legumes at home, I normally made this into curry to serve with Puri/poori. Once in a while, I like it as tasty spicy side dish, like this one.

It could be use as a starter too!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Velentine's day celebration--- Salmon with Spicy Lemongrass Sauce




It was Valentine's day and we had eaten out the day before, with the weather chilling down again after 2 warmer days... we decided to stay home and CHILL....


Monday, February 14, 2011

Vietnamese Style Spicy Lemongrass Paste




There is a very good Vietnamese restaurant near our house and their Lemongrass chicken is a must order every time we visited that place.

I have been wanting to make this same dish at home for a long time, and did not find a recipe to my liking, After reading like 2 dozens of recipes, I decided to come up with my own version!

Note: The Original recipe was created on 2/14/2011,revisited on 3/6/2016.

我们家附近有一家越南餐厅做的香茅鸡特别好吃,我一直很想要自己在家做一次,找了好些食谱都觉得跟我们喜欢的有点出入。今天趁着周末,我就自己研究了一番,做出比较满意的香茅酱。 今晚的晚饭就是香茅鸡啦!老公吃了两大盘呢! 

注:原食谱于2011年2月14日创作,并于2016年3月6日重新整理。

Ingredients(2-3 times cooking):
4-5 Fresh Lemongrass(use only the white parts)
25 pieces/20 gm Dried Red Chiliese(Reduce for lesser heat)
1 1/2 inch of ginger root
8 Cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of cooking oil (You can  also use 1/3 cup for less oil version)

香茅酱材料(2-3次的量):
4-5根新鲜香茅(只取白色部分)
25只/20 克 辣椒干(不嗜辣可以减到15-20只)
1 1/2 寸生姜
8 瓣大蒜
1/2 杯食油 (1/3杯也可)




1. Remove the outer part of  lemongrass if it is dried or dirty, clean and slice the lemongrass, ground it together with all other ingredients listed into a paste. It is OK if the paste is a little coarse.

2. In a small cooking pan, bring the paste to boil and cook until liquid evaporates as much as possible (as shown in the picture).

3. Add 1/2 cup of cooking oil, stir well and reduce the heat to medium low, continue cooking until the paste become dry. (As shown in picture.)

Note: This Paste could be stored in the fridge for about 1 month, and the same paste could be use to make Lemongrass chicken, Lemongrass Shrimp/beef.


1.把香茅外面比较老的一层去掉,然后切下白色尾端部分,切成片,加点水和辣椒,姜,蒜头一起打成糊状,这个酱不必打得非常细,有点粗粗的纤维是可以的。

2.然后在一口小锅里,先把糊糊稍微煮干,然后倒入1/2杯的食油,拌匀,小火熬煮至干香为止(如图)。

注:做好的香茅辣椒酱,可以冷藏一个月左右。这个香茅酱还可以用来做香茅牛肉,香茅虾,香茅鱼块不等。



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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Spicy Soy Bean Paste Steamed Tilapia (酱蒸罗非鱼)



Tilapia fish has a slight muddy flavour, spices in this particular recipe could get the smell/flavour out, and make the fish super tasty!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake



I stumbled upon this vegan recipe and could not stop thinking about how smart it is calling for Avocado as butter replacement. I just have to make this once. So I did. And manage to made it a diabetic friendly dessert!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pig's Tail Black Bean Soup




Mum used to make this black bean soup at home, and all of us love the pig tail in it.. as it was well cooked and very soft... According to Chinese herbs and medicines, this soup is particularly good for men, on what? If you ask..

The answer is, please use your imagination!
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