Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eggless Kek Batik


First, don't forget to answer my Salam. :-)

It's the 12th day of Ramadhan 1433. How is everybody doing? How is your tarawih and taddarrus? Sustain .... insyaAllah.

I would like to share Sabrina's favourite. Something edible to her only when ibu cooked it. It's the Eggless Kek Batik. The original recipe requires at least an egg, however, specifically for my dear Sabrina, I made some modification by omitting the egg from the recipe, Alhamdulillah it turned out fine. Here is how my eggless kek batik looks like.

My ingredients:

*1 bar of butter (250gm) - unsalted is preferable
*10 table spoon of milo
* 3 table spoon of condensed milk
1 packet of biscuit (biskut Marie is preferred) - break into quaters

1. Put all the * ingredients in a pot. Melt it on the stove. Stir consistently.
2. Once all the ingredients melt, turn off the stove, and add the biscuits, mix well - evenly.
3. Now, move the biscuits into a container. Press hard to compact it. When cold, place in the refrigerator.
4. Take it out from the fridge, cut to serve. Serve while chill.

Ummppphhh ......... delicious ............ Alhamdulillah.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nasi Maqlubah Platinum


'Nasi Maqlubah Platinum' as I named it. Its an Arabic dish with some modification made to it. As usual, as a researcher I love to try and experiment my cooking to suit my taste. And here is how I made it.

I got a recipe from a friend. She claimed that it is super easy to cook. I tried once. Yes, it is easy however, it was a bit bland to me. What do you expect when you learn a recipe just by listening during a conversation. Therefore this time, I made some changes and Alhamdulillah it turned out to be great.

1) Vege
1 round brinjal - cut into quaters
2 potatoes - peeled, cut into quaters
A handful of cauliflower - cut into big chunks
Carrot - cut into 1 inch log-like shapes
(You can add any other ingredients if you wish, but these are recommended by my friend)

Fry separately all the ingredients for a short while. Put aside to cool.

2) Main ingredient
4-5 pieces of chicken (you may use beef or prawns)
About 1 inch of ginger finely chopped (this is my additional ingredients)
Salt to taste

Boiled the chicken till soft. Add the ginger and salt to the boiling water.
Keep the boiling water as a to be used later chicken stock.

3) Spices
For a 3 cup of Basmathi rice I used:
*1 table spoon of beef curry powder
* 1 table spoon of spices for soup
* 1 table spoon of condensed milk
1 table spoon of clove (I added this)
1 table spoon whole black pepper (I added this)
Salt to taste

Mix all the * ingredients and later let it boil for a while.
I used the chicken broth earlier to boil the spices.

Next will be the cooking steps:
  • wash and rinse the rice
  • arrange the fried vege at the bottom of a cooking put (to be used later to cook the rice)
  • sprinkle the cloves and peppers on the vegies
  • pour in the washed rice
  • add water and the boiled spices (for a3 cups of rice, I used 4 and a half cups of liquid)
  • cook on a medium heat till the rice is well cooked.
  • and ready to be served. I had it with some tomato salad.
Total preparation time: Approx 1 hour or less.

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(why mint has always been my decorative plant?
... because it is just a matter of plucking the leaves from my own small herb garden) :-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sweet n Sour Chicken Ball

Assalamualaikum dear readers,

How is everybody today? Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous day and days to come.
This something that I cooked to be eaten with the Tomarot Rice. It's the simplest dish in the world. The preparing time is also a bliss. I called it the Sweet n Sour Chicken Ball.

What do you need to make this dish will be:
5 - 10 chicken ball (depending on the number of customer eating it later)
1 red onion - cut into rings
2 cloves of garlic - crushed and chopped
1 table spoon cooking oil
2 table spoon tomato ketchup
2 table spoon soya sauce
1 cup of water
pinch of salt and sugar for seasoning (only if need to)

Making it:
1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan. Add red onion and garlic.
2. Once brownish, add the two sauces, add 1 cup of water.
3. Let it boil, then add the chicken ball.
4. Let it simmer. If needed, add the seasoning.
And it's ready to be served.

Super Easy isn't it?

Happy cooking!!!