Friday, 30 March 2012

Exam back soon

Hi all...thanks for visiting my site...this week I'm busy with my upcoming exam on, kitchen is closed till then...exam fever.....I'll be back next week with some new recipes...and start of the week with the 'Bake Along Challenge'....c u all soon ;)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

New Award ;)

Thanks to Divya from Divya's Culinary Journey for this honored to be chosen...;)

Now, it's time to share this award with 5 other followers from my blog who each have a wonderful blog worth a visit........The chosen ones are :
1. Bee from Let's Rock Like da Vinci - Cook Away
2. Surabhi Nayak from My Cook Book
3. Kit from I- Lost in Austen
4. Simple baking
5. Anisha from Anisha's Platter

If you accept the award:
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  • Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
  • Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five moreblogs.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Nasi Tomato with Sambal Ayam

We had this for lunch today...its Tomato Rice with Spicy Chicken....done upon request from my husband :)....

A very busy weekend...recipe will be posted soon ;)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Stir Fry Asparagus and Shitake Mushroom

This is an easy, colourful dish...for a quick dinner side dish....using baby asparagus....yummy

All you need :
A bunch of baby asparagus
a carrot
3 shittake mushroom (sliced)
1 onion (sliced)
3 cloves garlic (sliced thinly)
2 red chillies
a bit of glass noodles (soak in water)
salt to taste
oyster sauce

Heat a little canola oil in a non-stick pan and saute the onion, red chillies and garlic...Add the carrot..cook for a few minutes and add asparagus and mushrooms....once veggies are 3/4 cooked, add glass noodles, oyster sauce and salt...stir fry and serve with rice...
Linking this to :
Simple and In Season

Serve It- Stir Fried

Gimme Green

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spicy Tuna Pizza Sticks

I was at Jusco and got hold of a freshly baked Baguette from Delifrance.....they have the ones i love...crunchy outside, soft on the yesterday for dinner I had an idea of making a simple pizza like dish with it...
It was a quick, easy, simple yet delicious....worth the try....
Ingredients :
1 baguette (cut into 6 inch pieces and cut it open - refer to pic)
1 can of tomato chilli tuna from Ayam Brand
1 green capsicum (diced)
1 onion (sliced thinly)
mixed italian herbs
low fat mozarella cheese
Method :
Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper...preheat oven 180 degrees celcius...

Arrange baguette pieces...spread the tuna...add capsicum and onion slices...Sprinkle with herbs and a little salt...Add mozarella on top and bake for about 10 mins....ready to serve ;)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Yummy, vibrant smoothie....found some fresh dragon fruits being sold outside a farm and couldn't resist buying a couple of em...
Dragon Fruit Smoothie...

Remove the flesh from 1 fruit and slice to small pieces...Slice one ripe banana and put it all in a blender...add some ice cubes and 3/4 cup of water...blend it on high and it's ready to serve ;)

Join Us to Bake Along

Dear friends, I have sent emails to all those who are participating in this challenge regarding this month;s to those who did not receive any email, that means I do not have ur email, do send it to me via  or just leave it in the comment those who want to join in, there's still time, do give me ur email add..... the linky tool for this challenge will be open by end of the week...Happy Baking dear frens ;)

Hi all...the Bake Along Challenge is still, do join us...current members :
Myself, Surabhi Nayak, Priyanka, Divya, Anjali, Deeps, Bee, Anisha.....Welcome to the group...
To those who hasnt given me your email leave it as a comment for this post or email me at recipes will only be shared through email....

For all those who are interested, do leave a comment...the first bake will start next month...for more check my original post at Bake Along Challenge

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mee Rebus

Yet another Malaysian dish....this uses yellow's a gravy with noodles...slightly sweet and the lime gives such a woderful taste...i squeezed two in my dish and brought a burst of flavours...and u can get the original recipe from Anncoo Journal...
tips : use can also use sweet potatoes ...and blend the taucu paste before adding easy version of malaysian mee rebus at this site...;)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Kottu Parratha

Hi...i was running out of ideas for a weeknight dinner...thinking maybe I should just make a curry and heat up some frozen parathas...and realized that I could do something different and made 'kottu paratha'....and even though it's my first time experimenting, turned out yummy and me and hubby enjoyed it while watching tv ;)

Ingredients :
Served 2

3 frozen parathas..(leave at room temperature for about 15 minutes)- cut into bite size pieces
1 large onion (sliced)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 cup of sliced cabbage
1 carrot (grated)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 sprig of curry leaves
chilli powder (according to taste)
2 eggs (beaten)

Heat oil and fry mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add sliced onions and garlic and fry till onions are slightly soft.
Add cabbage and carrot...cook a little and add chilli powder...fry for a few minues. Move everything to the sides of the pan and pour a little oil in the middle...pour beaten eggs...once eggs are half fried, scramble all ingredients together and add the paratha pieces and salt...
Fry till cooked and well coated.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Cheese Chapatti

Hi all...feeling a little adventurous today, I added cheddar cheese to my chapatti and wow....nice flavour...a deviation from the basic chapatti;)

Can u see the yellowish strips in the chapatti?..That's the shredded cheddar cheese....

I used 2 cups atta flour and water....make it into a non-sticky dough. Leave for about an hour...then make into balls, roll it a little, place cheddar cheese in the middle..make it into a ball, roll it again and cook on a hot tawa...Cheese Chapatti ready to serve...;)

Linked this to my ongoing event : Say Cheese

Fried Beehoon

This is a Malaysian style fried beehoon I made for far, this is the best tasting beehoon I've ever made and my husband truly enjoyed it ;)....Well, I'll be posting more Malaysian style you can see a diversity of culture....For your info, Malaysians love spicy food.....especially curries and sambal.....Malaysia is a food heaven and a great place for food lovers as you can find anything and everything here.....that is one of the things I love about my country....;)

Fried Beehoon

Beehoon (enough for two persons - soaked till soft)
1 tofu (diced and fried lightly)
Mustard leaves (cut)
Beansprouts (a handful)
1 tbsp chilli paste ( I used store bought- u can make your own by grinding dry chillies)
1 big onion (sliced)
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce

To grind :
4 shallots
1 tbsp taucu (fermented soybeans)
1 tbsp dried prawns
1 tsp anchovies granules- optional
4 cloves garlic

For garnishing;
2 fried eggs
some fried onions
onion leaves (diced)

Heat oil in a pan and fry chilli paste till oil separates slightly...Add sliced onions, and ground paste and fry till fragrant..make sure it does not stick to the pan...add a little more oil if needed....
Then add in the tofu, greens, beansprouts,some salt and all the sauces...mix well and add in the beehoon....mix till well combined...taste and add salt if needed...and serve hot, garnished with fried eggs, fried shallots and onion leaves...

Linking this to : Bon-Vivant-Moments-2-Savory-Items and Serve It - Stir Fried

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Bake Along Challenge

Hi all....I am introducing a new challenge here where we bake together each month...sounds interesting?..Well, in this new challenge, a recipe will be chosen each month and sent to your mailbox...and all you have to do is bake and post ur goodies :)...This challenge starts next month so all those who are interested to join in, do place a comment on this post and your email add so a recipe will be sent to you by the end of the first week each month....You have to bake according to the recipe and link it to the host's page....

I am also looking for interested hosts to host this event for the months of May, July, September and I will be hosting in April, June, August and October...for those who are interested, do leave a comment's first come first serve basis...the host will be provided with details on this event and the email add of all the participants...

More details coming soon ;)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Event # 3 : Say Cheese

This event is a little there are 3 awards out for grabs : The Most Creative Dish, The Irresistable Looking Dish and The Feast To The Eyes

The rules are simple,

1. Follow my blog.

2. You may send in as many links as you want but only posts posted from 8th March 2012 link it using the linky tool at the end of this page and send a pic to my email add...for the round-up ;)

3. Use of above logo is mandatory and your post should link back to this event to help spread the word...

4. To those who do not have a blog, do send your entries to Pls include your name, pic, recipe and 'Say Cheese' as the subject.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sweet and Sour Fish

This is one easy fish recipe and my husband's favorite....easy as I can make it for a weekday dinner....after work ;)

For the fish :
3 slices of spanish mackerel (u can use any other fish slices)
1 egg (beaten)

Dip fish slices in egg and fry till slightly golden and cooked but make sure nor to over fry it. Keep aside in a serving bowl.

For the sauce:
1 yellow onion (sliced thinly)
1 1/2 inch ginger (sliced thinly)
4 cloves garlic (sliced thinly)
4 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp chilli sauce
3/4 tsp dark soy sauce (depends on the colour you want)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tomatoes (sliced thinly)

Heat oil and fry onions, ginger and garlic till aromatic. Add all the sauces, tomatoes and enough water, let it boil...add salt.....cook till sauce becomes a little thick and to your liking....amount of sauces and water can be modified according to taste and serving.....taste along the way and make adjustments till you hit the right notes ;).....pour over fish slices and let it sit for a while before serving (so that the fish absorbs a little of the flavours)

Linked this to Family Friendly Fridays

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Vanilla Custard Tart

A weekend bake....wanted to try this yummy looking tart that I came by while browsing randomly some time ago...and when I at last found a loose base pie pan, I managed to do it ;) took a few hours for it to be completed as there were many steps bt it was truly worth it.....the original recipe can be found at messy witchen ...a wonderful site worth visiting....

Some tips from me :
- use a good quality pure vanilla paste or extract...
- i added 15gm custard powder to the custard mixture
- make sure not to roll out the pastry too thin (it will not have a good base)

- the custard was a little soft to touch even after cooling down and leaving it in the fridge so I put it in the freezer for about 30 mins and it turned out better....(but if yours set nicely,you dun have to do this)...
- u may add some fruits on top of it or to serve with bt I wanted a true vanilla taste
- try experimenting it...worth it ;)

Linked this to my ongoing event : Comfort Food and Cakes, Cookies and Desserts Family Friendly Fridays, 
Beat The Heat

Friday, 2 March 2012

Tea Time Scones

Teatime Scones :)
sorry abt the crumbs in the pic ...couldnt resist having one before taking a shot ;)
u need :
250gm plain flour (or low protein flour from baking shops)
50gm castor sugar
1 tbsp b.powder
1 tsp salt
40gm cold butter
1 egg (lighly beaten)
180 ml cream
1 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp sugar for brushing

Whipped cream to serve: - whip all ingredients together
120 ml whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp sugar

Preheat Oven 180degrees celcius
Combine flour, sugar, b.powder and salt.
Cut in the butter to the dry ingredients and combine with a fork or using fingers (until just combined- not melted)
Whisk egg into cream. Make a well in the centre of dry ingredients and pour the cream mixture. Fold mixture gently about 8-9 folds until ingredients just stick together.
Dust worktop with flour. take out dough and pat out to a thickness of 1 to 1/2 inches and cut into rounds with a round cutter.

Place rounds on a greased tray. Brush tops with cream and sprinkle a little sugar. Bake about 15 mins or golden brown. Serve with whipped cream and strawberry jam .

Linked this to : Let's Cook Speedy Snacks and Comfort Food