Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chicken,Oregano,Dill and Mint "Rendang"

Originally lien!


Rendang is a Malay dish but this recipe put a bit twist to it
1/2 medium chicken (Cut into 4's)

Thing to blend
1 onion
5 garlic cloves
4 cuts of fresh dill fernleaf
5 fresh oregano leaves
5 chilies (CAYENNE )
1/2 inch galanga

1 lemongrass (crushed the tip)
1 asam gelugor
3 spoonfuls of oil.

Heat a wok.Pour in the oil.

Saute the asam gelugor and lemongrass until aromatic.

Pour in the blended items. Let it boil.

Simmer until the gravy thickened.

Put in chickens . Mix the gravy well with the chicken.

Lower the heat. Close the wok with a lid. Stir occasionally until the chicken is totally cook.

You can simmer the gravy until it turn into paste if prefer a dry rendang.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Egg Plants Salsa

Originally lien!

Egg Plants Salsa

2 large(long) Egg plants
Salt and turmeric powder

Cut egg plant if too big or too long. Rub in the salt and turmeric. Bake or grill until super soft.

4 spoonful chili paste
2 pieces of 'asam gelugor'
a handful dried shrimps(pounded)
5 cloves of garlic(chopped)
3 shallots(sliced thinly)
2 big onion(diced)
1 tomato(diced)
2 spoonful of oil
a bowl of water

1. Heat the pan with oil in it.

2. Put in the 'asam gelugor', shallot and garlic. Stir fried until brown.

3. Pour in the chili paste. Stir fry on medium heat.

4. Mix in the pounded dried shrimps. Stir for 2 minutes in low heat.

5. Increase the heat, pour in half a bowl of water. Let them boil for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

6. Throw in the onion. Stir. Pour in the water.

7. Bring to boil. Put in tomatoes. Stir until the the gravy thickens.

8. Turn the heat off. Mash cooked the egg plant. Mix with the gravy.

9. When it cools down, the eggplant mash will absorb the liquid.

10. Serve as sandwich spread or with rice.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Simplest Egg Sandwiches

Originally lien!
Simplest Egg Sandwiches.

3 medium eggs(boiled and peel)
1 spoonful butter
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper
slices of cucumber
slices of tomatoes
a bunch of finely cut lettuce
Slices of bread

Mash finely the eggs in a bowl with a fork. Put in butter,salt and pepper. Mix well all the ingredients. Spread them onto the bread. Layer them with the vegetables. Top with a slice of bread. Walla...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cool Cheese Cake with Peaches and Agar-agar Toppings

Originally lien!

Base layer
1 cup of any kind of grounded biscuits/crackers/Marie/Jacob's
50gram melted butter

2nd layer
2 pack of cream cheese
200gram sugar

3rd layer
10gram agar-agar stripes(cut to pieces)
2 liter water
some sugar to taste.
A can of sliced *peaches.

1. Rub and mix the grounded biscuits with melted butter.

2. Press into a springform pan. Place in refrigerator until ready for use.

3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in mixing boil. Make sure the cream cheese is straight from the fridge.

4. Spread into pan on top of the biscuit layer. Immeditely place it in the fridge.

5. Let it in the fridge about 3 hours or more.

6. Boil water, add the cut agar-agar. Stir until agar-agar totally dissolved.

7. Mix in some sugar to taste. Stir until sugar dissolved. Put aside to cool down.

8. Arrange slices of peaches on top of the cream cheese.

9. Pour in the cool agar-agar on top of the peaches. Let it turn into jelly in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving.
*You can change other canned fruits

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

RSS - M (Really Simple Soup - Mutton)

Originally lien!
1 kg mutton - meat and bones
2 tbsp oil
10 garlic cloves (pounded)
2 tbsp ground black pepper
1 inch ginger
1 large onion
3 medium potatoes (cut into 2's)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
1 carrot (cubed)
a bunch of mint leaves
Salt to taste

1. Heat the pot with high heat. Pour in the oil.

2. Saute the pounded garlic and pepper until a little bit brownish.

3. Add mutton. Stir fry the mutton for a 2 minutes.

4. Add some water, about the same portion as the mutton. Bring to boil, cook and stir until the mutton tender enough.

5. Add in the potatoes. Add in more water if necessary. Boil until potatoes become tender.

6. Mix in the tomatoes. You can add some water now and again, if the mutton takes too long to be tender.

7. Bring to boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes.

8. Then add in the carrots and mint leaves.

9. Mix in some salt to taste and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Serve with rice or bread.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Skate (Ray) fish Curry in Banana Leaf.

Originally lien!
4 pieces of skate(ray)fish
2 onion (sliced)
5 cloves of garlic
1 small packet of adabi fish curry powder
1/2 small packet of adabi meat curry powder
10 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon mix Indian spices or a pinch for each of these spices -fennel seeds, mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and white lentils seeds.
1/2 teaspoon cumin (soaked, pounded till fine)
100ml thick coconut milk
50ml thick tamarind juice
salt and seasoning to taste.

Banana leaves to wrap the fish
A few bamboo toothpicks

3 tbspoon oil to fry.

1. Mix well all ingredients with the skate. Saparate into 4 portions.

2. Wrap them in banana leaves and seal i with the toothpicks. Marinate for 20 minutes.

3. Heat a medium wok with low heat. Pour in the oil.

4. Fry each wrapped portion one by one. Cover it with a lid while frying.

5. Turn over every few minutes to make sure they are well cook. (A portoin may take about 10 -15 minutes to cook)

6. When you can smell the thick aroma of curry and the banana leaf soften to dark tone, it's done.

7. Serve hot with rice.
* make sure the heat is low all the time

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Milk Coffee with Guava leaves Extract

Originally lien!
500ml water(boiled )

2 spoons of coffee powder

Condensed Milk to taste

Dry Blended Ingredients

5 pieces of guava leaves

1 piece of guava flower

2 new shoots of guava leaves

2 pieces of kadok flowers (KADOK IS Piper sarmentosum)


Boiled water.

Mix in the blended ingredients

Let it simmer for a few minute. Put the lid on. Turn off the burner.

Leave it for 5 minutes.

Then sieve it.

Mix it with milk/creamer/condensed milk to your liking.

Enjoy the drink warm or cold