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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 minutes Microwave Chocolate cake




I have been craving for chocolate cake for days and almost pick up the car key and drive to bakery a couple of times!

It gets so bad yesterday night that I finally gave in and made this simple, quick microwave cake.

I got similar recipe years back from a auntie in India, I did modified a little to suite my taste and to make it a little moist this time ... it is very nice !!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Black Pepper Udon




This stir fry udon is one of the common noodle you could order from typical Malaysia street food stall (dai pai tong), a good way to cook this crunchy and very chewy Udon noodle.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coriander Chutney (Dhania Chutney)




This green chutney is a very versatile and useful chutney at home, I always prepared some and fridge it up. It could use to serve together with any Indian snacks like pakora, samosa, vadas, pav and even as condiments to go with sandwich.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Zucchini Cake




I planted a few zucchini plants this year but they didn't do too well, and yield only 2 zucchini by far, as it is getting colder and the plants starts getting yellow, so I decided to pull them up and clean up the garden... and to my surprise, I found two rather big zucchini hidden underneath the plants!

My friend posted zucchini cake not long ago on facebook and I was really tempted to try the recipe as it sounded healthy and yummy... but have no heart to buy the zucchini from the shop. Here I am with two fresh, homegrown zucchini, I am just about to waste no time and make this cake!

As I was trying to come up with a good recipe, the internet search engine shows many recipes that is closely representing pound cake recipe, not much of a pound cake person as I am...I decided to make it my way... and here it comes, moist, fluffy, and healthy Zucchini Cake!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Aloo Mangodi (Sundried Lentil Drops with Potato)



Mangodi is a type of sun dried grinned lentil with spices originally from the state of Rajasthan in India, a very unique cooking ingredient.

I am guessing that it was created mainly because of the dry weather at the region and lack of fresh vegetables and food source during some of the months in the state, that caused the people there to think of ways to preserve food when it was available, often time drying the food and pickled them is the ways to go ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rasgulla (without Pressure Cooker)




I made Rasgulla before using the pressure cooker, it turned out well, but I keep thinking of how rasgulla was made before pressure cooker was even invented!

So I came across one of the recipe long back using just normal heavy bottom cookware, I could not recall the exact recipe now, but I really wanted to try the cooking method..

I was also at the opinion that a good rasgulla lies with how well the cheese/paneer is kneaded.... so I put my thought to practice and use a stand mixer to knead the paneer this time. It works so well and gives me soft and spongy cheese balls in much shorter time ! I am definitely delighted!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie




I have two boxes of old fashioned oatmeal sitting in the pantry for quite some times. Not being a big fan of oatmeal porridge... I decided to turn it into some delicious cookie..

Friday, September 7, 2012

Old Cucumber Soup (老黄瓜汤)




The cucumber mum and I planted this year was not growing well at all. So I decided to let it grow into old cucumber, I love old cucumber soup and never find this old cucumber at the local Asian supermarket here.

This old cucumber soup is said to be good for reducing heat in the body and help prevent dryness in autumn season...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tomato Chutney




I will normally prepare this chutney for snacks like samosa, Kati roll, spring roll or pakora, it goes very well even for grill sandwich too!

A good use of tomatoes when it is growing too much too fast in the garden!
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