Showing posts from April, 2011

♥...Vegetarian Lamb Curry...♥

Made this dish for my Mum using soy made lamb pieces and the Spicy Lemongrass Paste, mentioned in my previous post. Received good comments from a great cook...^____^

She's a Vegan but spicy lover. So this dish suited her well...

Ingredients :~

1 pack soy made lamb pieces1 large potato ~ cut 61 pc cinnamon stick2 pcs cardamom6 pcs shallots ~ chopped2 green chilli ~ sliced1 stalk curry leaves1 large tomato ~ cut 62 tbsp Spicy Lemongrass Paste1 tbsp meat curry powder1 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk ~ may sub with yogurt or evaporated milk saltcooking oil 
Method :~

Heat oil and deep fry lamb pieces and potato. Keep aside.Reduce oil, saute cinnamon stick and cardamoms until fragrant. Add shallots, green chillis and curry leaves, stir for a while.Add the Spicy Lemongrass Paste, mix. Add water and meat curry powder. Stir and boil. Add coconut milk, potato, tomato and salt. Bring the gravy to boil for few times.Finally, add in the fried lamb pieces. Mix evenly and let …

♥...Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken...♥

Bookmarked this straightaway when I saw it at Sonia's blog. Being a chickenlover, I too love it spicy! A dish which suited my taste 100%...oooh yumm...

Gonna try again with other parts of chicken and also fry them first next time. Something for a change...

I too sometimes make my own chilli paste, saute them longer in wok and store in refrigerator. The chilli paste used for this dish is something similar like I do, just an additional galangal from my side.

Check out the recipe...thanks to Echo's Kitchen! We enjoyed the dish with steamed rice and forgot the whole world! Yeayyy ...

by Echo's Kitchen

Let's make the Spicy Lemongrass Paste first...

Ingredients : 2-3 times cooking
4-5 stalks lemongrass ~ use only the white part 25 pcs fried chillis (soak in hot boiled water for 5 minutes)1 1/2 inch of ginger  8 cloves of garlic1 inch galangal ~ my addition1/2 cup of cooking oil ( you can  also use 1/3 cup for less oil version )
Blend all ing…

♥...Super Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake...♥

Good Monday I am with another bookmarked recipe. Noticed many has tried and still trying out this cake, and the temptations tortured me to the max. Thus provoked me to bake it too! This would be the moistest chocolate cake I've eaten, seriously! Not just moisty but super moisty, that too eggless! 

A cake which don't require chocolate toppings or ganache. Too good as it is...don't ya believe me? 

Recipe owned by a good friend of mine, Kak DayangJack from Dapurku Sayang. Thanks dear for sharing a wonderful recipe with us yet again.

Here's the recipe, translated to English for easy reference by all...

by Kak DayangJack

Ingredients :~

6" / 7" pan

     *1cup flour
*1 tsp bakingpowder
*1/2tspbicarbonate of soda
*1/2cupcocoa powder 
*2 tbsps milk powder
*11/4cupcold water(from thefridge)
*1 cupbrown sugar ~ I used caster sugar
*1tspvanilla essence
*1/2 tsp coffee/ chocemulco~ I used choc emulco
*pinchof salt

♥...Happy Tamil New Year 2011 *Update*...♥

Wishing my Dear Friends and Family...

Just returned home after a tummy bursting vegetarian lunch at my parent's house. My Mom prepared such lunch...wonder how she could make so many items at one time!  If it's me, I'd cook only rice, main dish and one side dish! Hahaha...
Every dishes cooked traditional way, for something spicy  would be Tofu Sambal and Fried dried chilli! ;)
I missed to shoot the payasam! Haishhhh... No curries this year, so we added tairu in the meal...hehe ;)
Okey friends, some pics of the banana leaf meal! 

 Thank you so much for wishing us today! ;)

♥...Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies (5C)...♥

One of my son's favourite cookies...

The cookie is little soft and crunchy on the inside...;)

Ingredients :~ 

226gm unsalted butter ~ room temp250gm cream cheese ~ room temp1 1/2 cups granulated sugar1 egg ~ room temp1 tsp vanilla essence2 1/2 cups plain flour1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1 cup milk chocolate chips
Method :~
In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Keep aside.Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla essence, beat until well incorporated.Add flour mixture and mix well. Add chocolate chips and stir until well combined. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a non-stick pan or tray lined with baking paper.Bake for 15~20 minutes or until cookies turn light brown. Cool cookies on wired rack before arranging into airtight containers.  

Enjoy with a cup of coffee! ;)

♥...Threadfin Fish Curry / Ikan Senangin Masak Kari...♥

Started to cook fishes again! I'm not a good fish eater, except for the fried ones or curries that my Mom makes. Of late, my taste bud is changing and I too feel that I should feed my kids more fishes than chickens! Hehehe...

Made some curry using Threadfin fish or it's best known as Senangin in Malay. Simply tasty and meaty fish, whether you make it curry, fry or asam pedas!


Ingredients :~
2-3 slices of Threadfin ~ cleaned1/2 tsp mixed spice seeds (mustard seeds, cumin seeds & fenugreek seeds) 4 garlic cloves ~ chopped1/2 inch ginger ~ chopped1 onion ~ sliced2 green chillis ~ sliced1 stalk lemongrass ~ lightly crushed 1 sprig curry leaves3-4 large lady fingers ~ chop off both edges 3 cups of water 2 tbsps fish curry powder1 tbsp chilli powder1 tsp turmeric powder80ml coconut milk ~ optional ( I added)1 large tomato ~ cubed2/3 tsp tamarind pasteOil
Method :~

Heat oil in wok. Saute mixed spice seeds. Add onion, gree…


Time for Awards again...

My heartiest Thank You to these lovely ladies who have kept me in their thoughts! Do visit their space...

Sisterhood Award from Jay, Tasty Appetite...

7 Facts and  Lovely Blogger Yummy Awards fromVimitha,My Culinary Trial Room

 7 facts about Me, guess some knew about it by now...

* Like spicy foods... ^____^
* Enjoy baking cakes, but hate cleaning the utensils
* Not good with cake decorating
* Like to sip cold drinks all the time
* Often get headaches
* Gaining weight ( lazy to exercise! )
* Currently addicted to PS3 ( Monopoly and Tekken) ~ thanks to my Hubby! ;)

One Lovely Blog Award from Noorsha, 1001 Cerita 1001 Rasa...

Cute Little Chef Award from ...??? Sorry dear Friend, saved the image but forgot to note the blogger's name! If it's you, pls buzz me! And now, I'm happily forwarding these Awards to all my Blogger friends listed below. It's quite a long list by random selection. Sorry if I missed out anyone here. Take all or select whichever yo…

♥...Custard Tea Cake...♥

This cake became a sudden hit among my fellow blogging friends, and I don't want to be left out too. Such a scrumptious cake with custard filling. Heaven with a cup of tea or coffee...

Seen this recipe at posted by Jocelyn
Thanks to Ida at 1001 resepi for promoting... ^____^


Ingredients :~

For cake;
125 g butter 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup custard powder1/4 cup milk (my addition, batter was dry) For custard;
1 tbsp custard powder 1 tbsp caster sugar 2/3 cup milk 1 tsp butter ( I used abt 10gm)2 tsp vanilla essence
Method :~
Make the custard first. Blend custard powder, sugar and milk in a saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until the mixture boils and thickens, then stir in the butter and vanilla. Allow to cool. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Sift the flour and custard powder and stir into the creamed mixture.(Add milk if you need)Spread half of the cake bat…

♥...Fried Spanish Mackerel / Ikan Tenggiri Goreng...♥

This is how I'd enjoy fried fishes. You may substitute the Spanish Mackerel with any fishes of your choice. Pomfret is good too...


Ingredients :~

5 blocks Spanish Mackerel1 tsp minced garlic * 1 tbsp chilli powder *1/2 tsp turmeric powder *1/2 tsp gramdhall powder (optional) *1-1/2 tsp rice powder *little water *salt *1 tbsp lime juice *
2 large onion ~ cut into rings3 dried chillis ~ sliced1 sprig curry leavesoil
Method :~
In a large bowl, mix ingredients marked * until it forms a paste. Add more water if it's too thick. Place the fish blocks in the bowl and mix together with the paste. Leave it aside for 1 hour.Heat oil in wok and deep fry the marinated fish blocks. ( I prefer deep frying. You may also fry using little oil) Turn over the fish blocks once awhile. Once cooked, rest on paper towel before arranging on a serving plate.Leave about 2 tbsps oil in wok. Stir fry the onion, dried chilli and curry leaves until fragrant for 2 minu…