Monday, February 28, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday, February 20, 2011
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
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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!
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
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
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.
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)
25只/20 克 辣椒干（不嗜辣可以减到15-20只）
1 1/2 寸生姜
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.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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
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!