Showing posts from May, 2011

♥...Chicken Perattal / Indian Style Chicken Stir Fry...♥

Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo everyone! How you all been? Well, it has been quite some time since I blogged! I was extremely busy with family and other things, and now fallen sick. Still recovering here, home rest! Presenting you a chicken dish from my very own kitchen. Argghhh yeah, chicken and me are close enemies!!! I enjoy eating them anytime...hahaha! This is just another version of my Indian Style Chicken Stir Fry, rich with spices. Do give it a try and enjoy! CHICKEN PERATTAL Ingredients :~ To blend dry or with little water 5 pcs shallots 4 cloves garlic 1 inch ginger 3 stalks lemongrass 1/2 inch fresh turmeric 1 inch galangal ------------------------------- 1 whole chicken ~ cleaned and cut into small pieces 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder salt ------------------------------- 1 pc cinnamon stick 2 pcs cardamom 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion ~ sliced 2 pcs green chillis ~ sliced 1 stalk curry leaves 1 pc dried bay leaf 1 1/2 tbsp meat curry powder

♥...The Most Fabulous Banana Cake...♥

This is one cake I've baked more than 5 times! No doubt it is one of our favourite banana cake ever... Recipe originally adapted from Belinda Jeffrey's Mix and Bake book and I got it from Divya's yummy blog.       THE MOST FABULOUS BANANA CAKE by Belinda Jeffrey source : Divya Easycooking Ingredients :~ 110gm plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 very ripe large banana (about 1/2 to 3/4 cups when mashed) ~ I used 2 bananas 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter 50ml sour cream (or buttermilk as in original recipe) ~ I used buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla extract   Method :~ In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mash the banana with a fork. Make sure the banana is really ripe. Beat sugar and egg, add mashed banana. Then add butter and beat for another minute until the mixture is thick and creamy. Next, add the buttermilk and vanilla extract and beat until just blended. Add the

♥...Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Cake...♥

My son asked for a chocolate cake, but I so wanted to bake this marble cake after seeing Namitha's . Somehow managed to convince him that I gonna bake a cake with lots of chocolate flavours in it. Not to disappoint him, I added cocoa in half of the batter. Please don't ask me where the marble disappeared...hahaha! Truly soft and delicious cake, do try regrets. VANILLA & CHOCOLATE MARBLE CAKE adapted from Martha Stewart and Archana Thomas . Ingredients :~ 113gm unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 3/4 cups cake flour ( may sub with 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour + 1/4 cup cornflour ) 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 3/4 cup buttermilk