If there is Chilli Aloo or even Mysore Bonda, there must be Dum Aloo right? Or maybe I must also include our Malaysian Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis? Most probably. But this Dum Aloo. No. no. Not the standardized kinda. Its actually the Malaysian version to a Dum Aloo. Why? Potatoes (Aloo Gobi) stir fried alongside lemongrass and chilli paste, dried shrimps, tomato and of course, we need shallots and curry leaves. A winning Malaysian cooking formula right? For a vegetarian version, do the right thing. Omit dried shrimps.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
When you don't know what to cook, yet, you feel its better to cook instead of dwelling on the battle where we should have our meal with the family? For a fact, fried rice most probably can show you the way to what you should cook? For me personally, yes. (Kampung Fried Rice & Belacan Fried Rice). Fried rice and this Chinese Fried Rice? Leftover cooked white rice, garlic, prawns, dark soy sauce and spring onion garnished? Your meal. For breakfast and right up to supper.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Beans Thoran. The Kerala dish made in Malaysia. Of course, obviously, made in my kitchen right? Sure (Four Angled Beans Tempe, (Kacang Buncis Tempe Goreng & Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry). Obviously too, Kerala is in India? Well, if you don't know. Thereafore, Beans Thoran is also an Indian and specifically Malayalee style stir fry (Brinjal Anchovies Stir Fried & Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers). No, no. Don't press your cooking panic button just because I said Malayalee. Not a complicated matter I will vouch to making Beans Thoran. Long beans, onion, coconut milk, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, curry leaves, oil and salt. That's it? I said it right.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Nothing like a jelly made from our Malaysian ingredients. And our Malaysian ingredients (White Fungus Ginkgo Nuts Chinese Dessert) for this jelly making? Coconut mIlk, palm sugar, pandan leaves and of course, our jelly to a certain extent is made from agar-agar. Of course, you can use jelly powder, but I decided it will be agar-agar. Pandan Jelly With Coconut Milk. Make and you will find out for yourself what a sweet Malaysian delight it will be.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
No, no. Not an Indian dish. Salted egg and Indians? I really don't know how many Indians and how many salted eggs for them, but this Indian lady? She and salted eggs? They go back many years down the memory lane. In fact, even my dad? Both of us just so love salted eggs. Pretty much says it all. Why I made Salted Egg Chicken. Ask the Chinese and they will reveal all of it about not only salted egg, but salted egg chicken (Kam Heong Prawns, Chicken Wanton Soup & Chicken Black Vinegar Ginger). Even I can tell you right now. Crispy fried chicken cooked alongside salted egg yolk, chillies, shallots and scented by coriander leaves.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Stir fry again. I told you (Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry)? We need our fiber daily. What's in store today as our stir fry? Four Angle Beans & Tempe Stir Fry (Kacang Buncis Tempe). Tempe, like tofu is an affordable source of protein and of course four angled beans, aka winged beans, is another favourite from our Malaysian soil. Really affordable. A bunch will cost you only maybe like a dollar and fifty. In fact, you can grow four angled beans rather easily if you want to (Kangkung Belacan). Four Angled Beans & Tempe Stir Fry is the router for a vegetarian stir fry side dish. Of course, also simplicity.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Ikan Bilis, aka anchovies. A tiny bit or a handful goes a long way for stir fries (Brinjal Stir Fry) or for a flavourful Malaysian style broth (Bee Hoon Soup). The other option will be quite a handful of bilis for a dry style dish. Like this Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis/Anchovies. Quite a favourite actually, for us Malaysians? For me personally, yes. Furthermore, like I like to say. The marrying of potato (Chilli Potato) and ikan bilis, plus spiciness and aroma of curry leaves?
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