Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quiche again


Simple quiche for a light dinner tonight.

We had enough of the heavyweight meal for the day and thinking of something lighter for dinner.

I quickly set the oven to 175°C. Took out 3 eggs. Some fresh milk. About 1 tablespoon of buttermilk. Some thinly sliced cabbage. And some diced capsicums.

I quickly get the eggs beaten. Add the milk and buttermilk. Continue mix the mixture. Add cabbage and capsicum (two colours). Finally, add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

I pour the batter into the non-stick muffin tray. Half the mold each. And bake in the heated oven for about 15 minutes.

Whalla.... dinner is ready.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Salted Egg Crab aka. Ketam telur masin

Alhamdulillah... i am back. Yup. True. Have not been posted any updates for quite sometime... no reasons. It is just because ....

However, i am currently feeling at the top when i managed to successfully prepare the much likeable (at least by us) The Salted Egg Crab. First tried the dish at Adam Lai in  Shah Alam and we immediately fell in love with the taste. But... as we aware, eating crab at a restaurant does not gives us the pleasure of sucking everything to the last bit which makes us think twice to order it again. Able to cook it at home satisfies me.... 

My Salted Egg Crab

Enough with the crap, now back to the recipe.

Thanks to net technology, the recipe is found through various cooking blogs.. thanks to all.

(I) 2 crabs - halved and cleaned
Corn starch
Salt and pepper
Frying oil
We begin preparing the crab. Coat the crab with the corn starch, salt and pepper. The fry to cook. Cooled.

2 salted egg
Boiled. Use 3 yolks and half whole egg. Mashed.

3 cloves of garlic - crushed
2 stalks of curry leaves - only the leaves
About 5 to 6 hot chillies
About 2 to 3 table spoon fresh milk
Pinch of sugar and salt (if need to)
Butter for cooking

Melt the butter. Don't let it brown.
Add the garlic, chillies and curry leaves. Fry till fragrant.
Add the mashed salted egg. Fry till mixed.
Add the milk. Let it cook. You know its ready when it starts to bubble.
Finally add your crab. Mix well. Ready to serve.

Try it. It's doable. Home cooked meal is always the best.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Nasi Arab Haji Azwan Olahan Ust Ahmad Husni


Apa khabar semua? Amacam? Panjang tak nama resepiku hari ni. Hihi... nama resipi istimewa sebab tukang masak istimewa.... and definitely its not me.

Mr Big Boss suddenly had this dire desire to cook the nasi Arab for the family on his day off. Well, Alhamdulillah.. I am going to just wash hand and ready to say Bismillah to eat. But...... the reality .... it does not come easy.

We came back from some small transaction in Sg Buluh at 11.30am, Mr Hubby insisted that there is enough time to cook the Nasi Arab before leaving to the surau for Jumaat Solah. Mr Hubby instructed me to get the ingredients ready and I ordered my sous chef to hit on it.

Nasi Arab Hj Azwan

Here goes the recipe:
3 large Onions*
3 cloves Garlic*
Blend the (*) ingredients
Bahan tumis:
Tiga serangkai untuk menumis. Lebihkan buah pelaga.
1 sudu rempah kurma
Yogurt dan saffron
Air secukupnya
Beras basmathi yang telah dicuci

To cook: 

1. Tumis hirisan bawang, 3 serangkai dan bahan blend sehingga naik bau.
2. Masukkan serbuk kurma. Masak sehingga kesemua bahan masak dan kering sedikit.
3. Masukkan air mengikut sukatan kadar beras yang akan dimasak.
4. Biarkan air mendidih dan masukkan beras.
5. Tutup periuk. Bila air dan kering. Gemburkan nasi. Masukkan 2 sudu yoghurt dan dan air rendaman saffron.
6. Gaul sebati.


Untuk menambah aroma 'smoked'
1. Sediakan mangkuk bersih yang dimasukkan sedikit minyak zaitun.
2. Buatkan lubang ditengah nasi. Dan letkkan mangkuk tadi.
3. Panaskan ketulan kecil arang sehingga mengeluarkan asap.
4. Bila sudah ada sedikit bara, masukkan ke dalam mangkuk minyak zaitun tadi dengan segera dan tutup periuk.
5. Asap dari bara yang bercampur minyak zaitun tadi akan menghasilkan 'smoked' effect yang menambahkan aroma.

Selamat mencuba....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Special Wholemeal Coconut Pancake with Chive

Assalamualaikum ...

Suddenly I'm craving for coconut pancake on this rainy and cold evening. But I have limited opened stock of multipurpose flour and plenty of wholemeal flour. And the rain showered my herbs garden give life to my chives in the pot. Sound like a good combination to me ....Therefore, let's make an innovation.

But what is there in Chive?
Found this from a google search:

A content in chive which is also found in garlic and onions. Allicin might lower cholestrol and blood pressure and improves heart particularly. Allicin aids in cholestrol management by reducing the LDL levels and increasing the HDL levels. It might cut down the blood pressure and prevent blood clot.

Chives might also helip in the fight against cancer because they contain antioxidants that help destroy free radicals and discourage the growth of cancerous cells and tumours.

Wealth of Nutrients
A tbsp of chives alone supplies
- 9 mg of potassium
- 3 mg of calcium
- 78 mcg of beta carotene
- 3 mcg of folic acid
- 6 mcg of vitamin K
- and traces of several B vitamins, iron and magnesium

Enough about chive ....now back to our recipe.

My ingredients:
1 cup grated coconut (preferably young coconut which gives tastier and sweeter taste)
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
About 1 stalk of fresh chive (minced) - happy to announce, fresh from my tiny herbs garden. :-)
1 table spoon butter
1 cup plain water
pinch of salt to taste

How to:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Using a spatula will do.
Heat the griddle.
Once heated, spoon the batter onto the griddle and spread the batter thinly onto the surface.
Let it brown and flip over.
Let it brown and ready to be served.

You may enjoy it with spicy gravy, or honey. But i enjoyed it as it is.

Bon Appetite!!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pratha Wraps


Hrmm...  sekali sekala tukar selera sedap jugak, asyik-asyik makan nasi saja ... (tapi rasanya selalu jugak tukar seleara ni). Sebelum balik kerja, singgah dulu di dapur-dapur orang famous ... my frequent visits will be to Cik Mat Gebu,  Diana's Sky Blue Kitchen (Love the photos there), MamaFami's ... to name a few. Bila singah-singgah kat dapur orangni, memberikan sedikit inspirasi untuk memasak.

On one fine evening, I happened to drop by at Diana's whom talked about this Pratha Wrap. It seems that (from her blog), she took the idea from Cik Mat Gebu, I was definitely attracted to it. It looks deliciously yummy. Here goes my version:

3 ready made pratha (bought from hypermarket)
3 slices of Pacific Fish Fillet (bought from the hypermarket)
Garnishing: Slices tomatoes, salads, pickels, olive
Sauces: Vegetarian mayo (ini je pun yang ada kat rumah sebab dear Sabrina is allergy to eggs) and thousand islands

How I made it:
Deep fried the fish fillet. Sliced it horizontally.
Reheat the pratha (I reheat it on the pan over the stove)

Wrapping process - 
Place the salad, sliced fillet, tomato, pickles and olives. Spread the sauces. Wrap.
I used the toothpick to hold the wrap. Make sure to let your family know about this to avoid unwanted circumstances.

That's all. Easy. Delicious. Fast to prepare.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Purple cabbage pancake.

Salam alaykum.

Ni gara-gara cabaran kawan-kawan untuk menguruskan badan. To take up the challenge I gradually reduce my rice intake. I have not reach the level where I can live only on fruits and soups. Therefore I created this filling, but still carbor diet however less starch as compared to potato or rice.

The ingredients:
1 cup of general purpose flour
1 egg beaten
Thinly sliced cabbage
Half cup of fresh milk
Salt to taste.

  1. Add all the ingredients together to form a batter. If the batter is too thick, add water to it.
  2. Laddle the batter and pour onto the pan. Let it turn golden brown and flip the other side till also golden brown.
You may choose to it either with syrup, honey or the sambal bilis. My Malay taste preferred the spicy sambal bilis.

Bon appetite.

Baked pasta

السلام علیکم

Thinking about what to cook is always a pain in the neck. And tonight i was at a dead end thinking what to serve for dinner. Our routine on weekends is not to eat rice for dinner. Everybody was hoping for something that is simply delicious

After a thorough search on the net, after reading through several cooking sites and blog, I opted for "Baked Pasta".

Hmmm... delicious and simple in the making.

It requires 4 processess of making: 
1) preparing the white sauce
2) preparing the gravy
3) boiling the pasta
4) bake

Preparing the white sauce :
This is how I make my roux:
1 table spoon of butter
1/2 cup of general purpose flour
About 3 table spoon of thickened cream
1 cup of water
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in the gridle. Quickly add the flour and stir well. Next, add the milk and water. Stir consistently till no lumpy is visible. Add salt and pepper. Add more water if the sauce is too thick till you get the correct consistency (which do not drip easily from the ladle you are using to stir)
Once done put aside.

Preparing the pasta sauce:
Minced beef
1 Onion diced
3 cups Tomato puree plus pasta sauce
6 Mushroom - sliced
1 Tomato - diced
1 stalk celery - diced
1 table spoon Cooking oil

Preparing the pasta:
First, place the pasta at the bottom of your pan (first layer)
Second, layered the pasta with tomato sauce
Third, layered with the white sauce
Fourth, sprinkle some cheese
Fifth, repeat the first, second, third, fourth and fifth steps till all ingredients done.
Make sure the top layer is well covered with the white sauce because you do not want to burn your pasta.

It's mouth watering, i can assure you.

Happy eating !!!