Friday, September 28, 2007

Steam pomfret

this is a very easy dish..i love steam fish so much and i always topped them with lots of vegetables...a very healthy dish...

1 pomfret (or any fish)
tamarind juice
fish sauce
soy sauce

sliced: garlic, shallots, ginger, chillies

celery sticks
coriander leaves
  • heat steamer
  • put the cleaned fish in a dish/plate
  • put the sliced ingredients in the dish
  • add in tamarind juice
  • sprinkle soy sauce, fish sauce and salt according to your taste
  • put in the vegetables
  • sprinkle blackpepper
  • steam for 15-20 minutes
  • garnish with coriander leaves

Thursday, September 27, 2007

sardine curry

this is my husband's recipe...usually when he feels like eating sardine curry, he usually cook this himself...but today, i cooked this dish for him..the taste..? well, not bad laa....

1 can sardine
curry powder (mixed with water)
chopped shallots and garlic
coconut milk/fresh milk

  • heat oil in pan. fry chopped shallots and garlic till fragrant

  • add in curry mixture, fry till fragrant

  • add in carrots and potatoes. let simmer

  • add in coconut milk/fresh milk. let simmer

  • add in sardine and its gravy (according to my husband, the more gravy you put in, the tastier). add in tomatoes and let simmer

  • remove from heat

Goreng hati berempah (Spicy chicken liver)

i have always like chicken liver very much...after browsing through a few recipes, i came out with my own modification...

300g chicken liver marinated with 1tbsp honey, 1 tbsp curry powder, 1 tbsp kurma powder, lime juice, salt

chopped ginger, garlic, shallots

oil for frying

  • heat oil in pan.

  • add in chopped ingredients fry till fragrant

  • add in marinated liver and fry through until well cooked.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sardine Rolls

i feel like breaking fast with sardine rolls today..i LOVE sardine rolls!!!

eggs, lightly beaten with salt
breadcrumbs (optional)

mix together:
onions, chopped
red chillies, chopped
lime juice

  • spread mayonaise and the sardine ingredients on bread

  • roll the bread and soak on the eggs

  • roll the bread onto the breadcrumbs

  • fry in a pan until golden

Masak tempoyak

My mum's recipe:

Pounded ingredients:
Bird's eye chillis
Fresh tumeric

Leaves, finely chopped:
pucuk ubi
daun kadok
daun kunyit
pucuk paku
pucuk keledek
pucuk labu
Others (the original recipe has 99 types of leaves)

Coconut milk

  • heat pan. put in the pounded ingredients and coconut milk. let simmer

  • add tempoyak

  • add in all the leaves and anchovies

  • let simmer

  • remove from heat

  • serve with hot rice

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fried Tom Yam Squid

i tried this recipe from Kak Liza's fotopages

500g squid, cut into 3 pieces each and fry for a while
3 potatoes cut into wedges and fry
3 kaffir lime leaves
3 lemongrass crushed
1 onion slices
1/2 cup tamarind juice
5 coriander leaves, chopped
2 tomatoes, wedged

5 bird's eye chillies
5 red chillies
3 shallots
3 cloves garlic

1. Heat oil and fry blended ingredients till fragrant.

2. Add in water and squid. Mix well.

3. Add in Kaffir leaves, lemongrass, onion

4. Add in tamarind juice.

5. When the gravy is almost dried up, add in squid and potatoes. Mix well

6. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves

Monday, September 24, 2007

Chicken ginger (ayam masak halia)

found this on Hanieliza's fotopages

500g chicken (cut into small pieces)
1 tsp blackpepper
1 spring onion chopped
1 tomato, wedges
3 tbsp oyster sauce, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp corn flour (mixed together)

slice: 5 cm ginger, 3 shallots, 3 cloves garlic, 3 red chillies


1. heat oil and fry sliced ingredients till fragrant
2. put in the chicken and mix well. add in a little bit of water and cover. cook chicken till tender
3. add in the oyster sauce mixture, mix until thickened. add in blackpepper
4. add in tomato wedges and spring onion. mix well
5. serve with hot rice

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tom Yam

i used the basic tomyam recipe to make today's menu for buka puasa. i added chicken slices and squid plus a lot of vegetables. a one-pot dish...

Martabak Lapis

From MamaFami's fotopages:

I love martabak very much. this is another way to enjoy a healthy martabak

Ingredients :
400 g minced meat
3 tablespoons curry powder
300 g onion ~ diced
100 ml cooking oil
250 ml water
45 pieces cream crackers
4 eggs ~ beaten
4 tablespoons margarine
salt to taste

To be blended together :
3 cloves garlic
3 shallots
2 cm ginger

300 ml fresh milk

chopped :
6 fresh red chillies
6 spring onions

Method :
1. Heat oil and fry the blended ingredients and curry powder till fragrant.
2. Add in minced meat and stir for about 3 minutes. Add in water and stir till water dried up.
3. Put in diced onion and cook till onion turns translucent. Add salt and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Boil the fresh milk and add salt. Remove from heat.
5. Grease a square 25 cm tin with margarine.
6. Dip a few cream crackers into the boiled milk and allow to soften slightly. Arrange the soaked crackers onto the base of the baking tin to cover it.
7. Spread the minced filling on top, followed by spring onion, chillie and egg.

Repeat step 6 and 7 till all the crackers and filling are used. You should get about 5 layers.

8. Pour the balance milk onto the martabak. Place a few dollop of margarine on top.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 50 minutes or till done.
10. Leave to cool before cutting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Spinach frittatta

6 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup milk

250g spinach

1 onion chopped

1 clove garlic crushsed

1/2 cup grated cheddar

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

blackpepper to taste

  • preheat oven 180 degrees celsius

  • whisk eggs and milk

  • stir in spinach, onion, garlic, cheese, parsley and pepper

  • pour into greased pie pan (23cm)

  • bake for 30 minutes or until golden

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Prawn currry

originally from Kak Jun's blog (again! thanx Kak Jun)

2 tomatoes (cut into wedges)
1 tbsp oil
6 curry leaves
1 tbsp curry powder
1 cup coconut milk/fresh milk
lemon juice from half lemon
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper

3 garlics
3 shallots
3 candlenut
1 inch ginger
1 tbsp tumeric powder
2 red chillies
1 lemongrass
  • fry the blended ingredients, curry leaves and curry powder till fragrant

  • put in prawns

  • put in coconut milk/fresh milk and cook for 2 minutes

  • put in tomatoes, pineaplles, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. boil for another 3-5 minutes. remove from heat

My review:

Lovely...! a combination of spicy and sweet....i used freshmilk so it's healthier...another way to treasure the taste of prawns...

Moroccan Lamb

i tried this recipe that i found in a recipe book to be eaten with Nasi Arab...the Nasi Arab was made using a ready made herbs and spice given by my dear friend, Dahlia...the combination is perfect! thte lamb is a mixture of sweet and spicy and very easy to prepare....try it...!

750g lean lamb

1 tbsp oil

2 cups beef stock

2 onions, chopped

1/2 cup prunes, halves

1/2 cup dried apricots, halves

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp cinnamon powder

salt and blackpepper to taste

1/4 cup taosted slivered almonds for garnishing

  • Trim meat, cut into 2cm cubes

  • Heat oil. Cook meat for 2 minutes

  • Ad stock, onion, prunes, apricots, ginger, cinnamon, pepper to pan

  • Bring to boil

  • Reduce heat, simmer, covered for 1 hour or until tender

** I add some potatoes and carrots to add colours to the meal...Lovely...!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

chicken curry

originally from Mamafami's fotopages

Ingredients :

chicken pieces - cut to big chunks
2 potato - cut to 8 pieces
4 shallots + 1 garlic - blended
1 large tomato - blended
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 tablespoon chilli paste/powder
1/2 cup fresh milk
salt to taste
1 tablespoon margarine/butter
3 tablespoons oil
a bit of cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamon

Method :
1. Heat oil and add margarine/butter. Put in cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamon.

2. Put in the blended shallots and garlic and fry till fragrant.

3. Add in chilli paste, curry powder and blended tomato. Add a bit of water if it's too dry.

4. Put in the chicken pieces and potatoes. Stir well.

5. Add in fresh milk and salt. Let it simmer for a while and off the fire

My review:

this is lovely...a combination of spicy and a bit sweet (due to the blended tomato) daughter and husband love curry very much...!! furthermore, it's healthy because i'm using fresh milk instead of coconut milk..!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

crispy chocolate chips cookies

modified from chef wan's recipe

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp nescafe
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt
* 1 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

1/2 sup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup oats
1 cup cornflakes
3/4 cup chocolate chips

sift A ingredients, set aside
in a bowl, beat shortening, sugar and egg until smooth
fold in flour mixture, mix well
add oats, cornflakes and chocolate chips. mix well
drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto baking pans, allowing room for spreading
bake in preheated oven 180 degrees for 15 minutes

My review:
a must for me almost every Raya....i love the crispiness of this can add raisins or nuts as well...

chicken pie

from mamafami's fotopages...

Crust :
400 g flour (sifted)
200g margarine /butter
pinch of salt
7 - 8 tablespoons water (from the fridge)

Filling :
450g chicken fillet (diced)
100g Cheddar cheese (grated)
1 onion (diced)
1/2 red capsicum (diced)
3 sprig spring onion (chopped)
1 1/2 cup fresh milk
2 eggs (boiled and quartered)
1 egg (for glazing)
60g margarine
2 tablespoon oil salt and pepper
2 tbsp flour

Method :

- Margarine + flour + salt, make into breadcrumbs.
- Add water till soft dough is formed.
- Divide into 2 portions and let it rest for at least 20 minutes

Filling :
- Heat oil and fry diced chicken fillet till cooked. Leave aside.
- Melt butter and braise onion till soft. Add in flour.
- Add fresh milk, little at a time and stir well. When it's thick, off the fire.
- Put in the cooked chicken, capsicum, spring onion, salt and pepper and grated cheese.

- Roll thin the dough for the base. Put it in the pie dish. Poke with fork.
- Bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180 c.
- Put half of the filling onto the baked base. Arrange the eggs and whatever you want to put in eg. boiled carrots, peas or potatos.
- Put the other half of the filling.
- Roll thin the second portion of the dough to cover the filling. Trim the edges and press with a fork to seal. Make small slits on top.
- Decorate as desired with the remaining dough.
- Brush with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 40 - 45 minutes

My review:

i made it into small chicken pie. with this recipe i was able to make 16 small pies...lovely...the filling, i put in diced potato and mixed vegetables and cooked together with the chicken...definitely will make this again and again and again..perhaps with different fillings...

vanilla strawberry cupcakes

originally from Kak Jun's blog

1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup fresh milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
*strawberry jam

mix and sift the flour
cream butter till soft. add sugar and continue mixing
add eggs one by one and mix
add in dry ingredients alternate with milk and vanilla
put in baking cups
put in some strawberry jam
bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven 150 degrees
My review:
I modified the recipe a bit by putting the strawberry jam...Lovely and lovely and moist and a right combination with the strawberry jam...!!!