Thursday, 31 October 2013

Braised Egg in Toor Dal (Telur Masak Lemak Dal) & Stir Fried Chilli Paste with Anchovies (Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis)


Ok, so today is yet another recipe sharing day.  Actually it should be plural, recipe with an "s" cos I am sharing two recipes in one post.  Both are favourites in my family.  My beloved mother's recipes.  Both recipes she picked up from her very long time ago employer, who also had the same name as her, Khatijah.  However, her employer has passed on quite some time back and my mother still talks about her and tells us stories during her younger days when she was working.  Her ex-employer was indeed a wonderful and kind lady and a very good cook too.  Good at cooking both Indian and Malay food.  It was from her that my mother picked up good cooking skills and recipes. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Chicken Curry Stew (Stew Ayam Kari)


Hello Cooks!  As you all know, I am an Indian by race.  I also married an Indian man.  Curry has to be my favourite, whether I like it or not.  So, yes, yes, this is again a CURRY recipe!!  Hooray!!  Hehe...but don't worry.  Although it is a curry recipe, it is not VERY CURRY!  This dish happened one day when I was feeling like curry but not so curry.  Don't be confused, this is not a curry advertisement hehe... ;p even though the topic is still somewhat..uh..curry! ;p What I meant was I had wanted to cook chicken soup but in a more curry way.  Or was it chicken curry but in a more soupy way?  Hehe...whatever lah! Haha! 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Prawn Curry (Kari Udang)


Hello Cooks!  It is a very lovely rainy Sunday today.  Certainly a weather for lazing around and doing nothing though for some of us (me, especially), we just have to dream on. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sardines in Black Pepper Soy Sauce (Sardin Masak Kicap Lada Hitam)


Hello Cooks!!  I know that I have posted this recipe on my page in FB, but since I now have the step by step pictures taken, I should put it up on the blog.  Not everybody is experienced in cooking.  I remembered the time when I first started learning how to cook  at quite a young age.  Things were not as simple as I had thought.  For a person who needs everything to be specified in precise detail, I kept wondering if what I was doing was correct and if I had followed and understood the recipe correctly.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Fried Bee Hoon - Chinese style (Bee Hoon Goreng ala Cina)


This was what I fed my family for dinner on Saturday.  I was on a weekend lazy mode and I was sick of eating rice so I thought some thing done in a chop-chop style and can be eaten up in a chop-chop way would be good!  Plus, less dishes to wash for my hardworking kitchen-ing assistant.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Cocktail Pudding with Cream Milk (Puding Cocktail Berkuah)


I had a request for this recipe from a reader, Sister Norain Tulos.  I actually had it in my archive for what must have been the longest time.  I remember browsing through the various recipes and I saw this particular recipe.  I told myself then that I should give this recipe a try soon enough.  Then a few days later, I got the request.  The reader had definitely jolted my taste bud and the next thing I knew, I was looking for the ingredients at the supermarket.  Thanks to Norain Tulos, for making this request. I love this dessert.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Tomato Pilaf (Nasi Tomato)


Okay, I know it has been days since I posted my last recipe.  Well, I was not able to do much about it as the LCD screen of my mobile phone was cracked.  My heart broke.  The phone was my life.  My only source of snapping my not so great "I am in the mood" photos of great value for your viewing pleasure.  I didn't want to be snapping pictures through a cracked screen so I decided to wait until it was repaired.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Tom Yum Tamarind Fish (Ikan Masak Asam Tom Yum)

Tom Yum Tamarind Fish (Ikan Masak Asam Tom Yum)

Yesterday was quite an agony.  I think I might have sprained a vein somewhere around my left shoulder area.  Over the past few days, the pain was all over the arm, on and off and here and there. After googling, I was scared of an impending heart attack.  Now that the pain has subsided to just a particular area in the left shoulder, I am quite sure I sprained it.  So nope!  It is not a heart attack coming!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Minced Beef Fried Bread Cake (Roti Goreng Daging Cincang)

A fried dish with preserved radish (chai por) and egg just like the Chinese style fried carrot cake substituted with bread and added with minced beef.

It's a long weekend for a start.  For me at least!  I applied for leave and therefore will not be working on the coming Monday and to make it more wonderful, Tuesday is a public holiday due to Eid-ul-Adha or better known as Hari Raya Haji in Singapore. My work week will only start on Wednesday, next week.  Don't be jealous about my long weekend ok! ;p  Time flies and next year will be here before we know it.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Masala Beef (Daging Masala)

Beef chunks or slices cooked in a variety of spices and masala to jolt your taste bud.  For sure to having you ask for more!

Today, is a "ZIP IT!" day.  Therefore, my mouth is shut.  Good thing that we type with our hands. So I am going to just get to the recipe.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Fish in Spiced Soy Sauce (Ikan Masak Kicap Berempah)

Fish cooked in spiced soy sauce gravy.  Definitely Asian, definitely spicy.

Yesterday's cooking session was somehow a chop-chop one.  Our day started very early.  Suhaym was in one of his cranky moods wanting to be carried all the time.  He woke up as early as 6.00 am nowadays.  His constant cries made Sayf the light sleeper, wide awake very early as well. This means I can't go back to sleep after morning prayers.  My kitchen-ing assistant and I have been passing Suhaym back and forth to each other whilst managing our own duties.  Sayf was his usual self, simply just adding on to our job scope in the house.  Going around the house littering and spilling drinks or food here and there and making a fuss whenever he hears the word "no" being uttered and toned with an exclamation mark.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Cream Cracker Layered Cheese Cake (Kek Biskut Lapis Keju)

A delectable no bake cheesecake layered with cream crackers, strawberry syrup and nestum cereal topped with chocolate rice.  Simply awesome!

So I bought cream cheese last Friday evening.  I managed to make good use of the rest of the free cream cracker biscuits and did a Cream Cracker Layered Cheesecake.  I found this recipe from a blog belonging to Khairul Abdullah.  Thank you Khairul Abdullah for sharing the recipe and being my inspiration.  I love the way he took his photographs and I like his recipes and cooking tips too.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hyderabad Dum Chicken (Ayam Dum Hyderabad)

A Hyderabad Chicken Curry cooked by way of steam in a pot. Simply delicious!

My little one is now so cheery and chirpy and I am now a happy mummy!  Naturally, when there is nothing bogging me down, my mood for cooking came back full blast!  Plus, it won't be a chop-chop dish.  I have been wanting to try out this recipe in my archive which I don't know where I had gotten it from.  It was saved on a microsoft word document in the year 1997.  Go figure!  I totally have no idea.  Hyderabad Dum Chicken.  After googling, I realised that there are so many ways of cooking this dish but the one thing that is so common is the use of quite an amount of yogurt in its preparation.  Good to work all those toxic off the stomachs.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Fish in Tumeric Gravy (Ikan Tumis Kunyit)

fried fish cooked in tasty turmeric gravy

My ten month old had a very high fever of 39.4 degrees celsius over the weekend.  I was scared to the point of dying!  Just when I had piles of work waiting on my desk in the office and to make matters worse,  I had taken leave on the Friday before, the virus had to go on full attack on Sunday afternoon.  Imagine being torn between wanting to go back to office and clear the crap or staying at home and making sure your precious little one is safe.  The fever was tamed on Tuesday evening.  Yes, it took three days for the temperature to go down and I am just glad my pain was over.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My Younger Sister Hidaya's Engagement


Last Saturday, 28 September 2013, my younger sister got engaged.  It was a very small affair just involving a few close family members.  We had a representative representing us from the future bride's side in discussion with the future groom's side.  The future groom came with a few of his close family members bringing some gifts.  Of course, we had also prepared some gifts in return.

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