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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spicy Roasted Chicken




I have tried a few Roast chicken recipes, they are all good. Somehow I always felt something is missing, so I decided to come up with my own recipe.

I did, and loving the result! Its spicy, its juicy!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thai Basil Stir Fry Tofu



The Thai Basil I planted this year have been flowering non-stop, so I have no choice but to keep cutting the tip to keep it growing.

That also means to keep using thai basil in my cooking! This time I use my favourite cooking ingredient -- tofu! The tofu I choose for this recipe is the smoked hard tofu, the texture is chewy and somewhat meat-liked, good substitute for meat indeed.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Crispy Bhindi/Okra Fry




Okra/Bhindi is a very healthy vegetable, it has plenty of valuable nutrients, good source of vitamin C, good for brain and is beneficial to diabetes.

Summer is the harvest season for okra, I just bought some from the shop and made this super yummy crispy Okra fry, it is a good side dish, and a good snack too!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Anchovies with Green Chilli




We make this dish whenever we cook porridge/congee, the crunchiness of fried anchovies compliment  spiciness and softness of roasted chilli so well, its the best possible dish for congee!

I Made this with hot banana chilli harvest from my garden, how was it if you asked.

The answer is : First class!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Japanese (Egg) Tofu in Minced Meat Sauce 肉末玉子豆腐



Japanese tofu or egg tofu was my favorite food while visiting a restaurant back in Malaysia.

I liked it with minced meat sauce, sizzling or clay pot type, they are all yummy, and go well with steam rice!

玉子(日本)豆腐是在家乡的时候经常到餐厅吃的东西,除了这个肉末豆腐,还有铁板豆腐,瓦煲豆腐都是很下饭,很好吃的菜。

Monday, August 22, 2011

Oatmeal Bread (Toast)




This oatmeal bread was truly a challenge, I had to modify a few times before I finalized the recipe. I love the idea that it is made from oatmeal, and it is fully Vegetarian !

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Banana Mixed Nuts Cake 干果香蕉蛋糕



The banana I bought during sales in Walmart are getting too ripe, and I got tired of making milkshake out of it, so I came up with the idea to bake a banana cake.

I have chosen this recipe for it call for lesser butter, thus lesser calories, and yet equally tasty!

前阵子Walmart的香蕉打折,我老公头脑一发热,买了两大串回家,结果一星期不到,就都熟透了。我只好想尽办法消灭香蕉。

这个蛋糕是打发鸡蛋的做法,和一般的Banana Bread有点不一样,Butter用得也比较少,所以稍微低卡健康。更轻盈更好吃!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dabeli (Indian Vegetarian Burger)




Dabeli is a type of vegetarian Burger originally from the state of Gujarat in India, and later became famous snacks in Mumbai, the state of Maharashtra, India.


It is rich in taste, and also rich in texture, it is also nice to look at, with pomegranate work like jewel on top, its simply colourful and inviting!.

Dabeli Masala



Dabeli Masala : recipe from Cumin and Cardamom 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes 【番茄炒蛋】




说起来可能有点奇怪,不过这个番茄炒蛋在我的记忆里不属于家常菜。在马来西亚也不属于家常的吃法。一直到我去了英国念书,隔壁的香港女孩常做这个,我才开始学的。

小菜园最近收成的番茄都是一盆盆的,做了一次意面红酱还剩下一堆,都已经红透了,今天拿来两只,加上几根也是院子里摘的青葱,做了这个非常简单的番茄炒蛋。味道真好!



This dish though a very common Chinese dish, is not something I grow up eating. In fact I never heard of it until my time in England.

It is summer now in Jersey, which means it is harvest time! We have tomatoes galore this year with my tiny little edible garden. I had made a couple of bottles of homemade pasta sauce and still have many left in the fridge.

So I made this dish for dinner and served it with my Assam Pedas Ikan Kembong.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baigan Ka Bharta (Mashed Roasted Aubergine/Eggplant) 【香辣茄子泥】



I finally got to harvest my Aubergine/Eggplant today, together with tomato and chili harvested yesterday. it will be a pity if I do not make this delicious mashed eggplant dish!

院子里的大茄子终于可以收成了,加上昨天收成的西红柿和辣椒,不做这个香辣茄子泥太可惜啦!
喜欢吃茄子的朋友可以试试这个北印度很有名的茄子泥,是配馕和面饼的好东西。

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Egg Vindaloo



Vindaloo is the Indian curry dish from the state of Goa, the smallest state in India. It is relatively milder in taste compared to other Indian dishes.

Vindaloo derive from Portuguese word Carne De Vinda D'alhos, a kind of dish with meat cooked in wine.

The Indian swapped wine with vinegar and added spices to the dish, it not only localised the dish, also create a whole new way to prepare Indian food.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aloo Bhaji (Spicy Mashed Potato)



This is a simple dish that could be prepared by microwave, its a good dish to make during hot summer without having to sweat in front ot hot stove!

Claypot Pumpkin



I grow to realise the important of eating fruits and vegetable in season ever since I started planting home-grown vegetables. Fruits and vegetable are at its best of value in terms of nutrient and taste in season. Its a way nature present its magic with precision...

It was pumpkin season and plenty of pumpkin available in the market, I made this simple pumpkin dish just to enjoy the very sweetness of pumpkin!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fresh Garlic Chutney



This fresh garlic chutney is an essential ingredient for many Indian snacks and Chaat, its pungent and outstanding smell and taste makes those already delicious snacks simply unforgettable!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Methi Dal (Fenugreek Leaves in Lentil Soup)




Legume is the main source of  protein for vegetarian, as I eat more of vegetarian food, I use a lot of it in my cooking.

I like it in Dal with some fresh vegetables, since I have some fenugreek planted in the garden this year, I made this Methi Dal (Fenugreek Leaves in lentil soup) with the fresh harvest this afternoon!
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