Monday, February 29, 2016

Easy peasy chocolate banana smootie


Simple smoothie for u Lil on hot sunny day.
1 banana
5 scoop chocolate ice cream
1 cup cold milk
Blend all together and serve chilled.
Hmmmm..... rich chocolate smoothie. It's yummy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tomato Soup with Croutons





It was quiet surprising when my son asked me to make Tomato Soup for dinner when he doesn't like tomatoes at all. He has a small kids recipe book with him. Whenever he has mood to cook he will open the book and start looking for recipes.  That's what happened last Sunday. I guess he was tempted by the color of the tomato soup and he wants to give a try. That good. My son starts exploring to add more vegetables in the list.
Now is time for grocery shopping. This time he brought the recipe book itself for shopping. I just let him to find the ingredients himself from the shelf. As usual things which was not in the list also added in to the cart. I must really learb to control myself and to stick with the budget..hehe

Since the recipe is meant for kids, its really simple. I added few more ingredients according to my preference.

Ingredients :
Shallots - 2
Garlic - 1(opt)
Plum Tomatoes - 1 can
Carrot - 1 large
Chicken stock - 1/2 cup (opt)
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
salt

Croutons
Bread - 6 slices
Butter
Cheddar Cheese

Method :
Soup :
Heat a vessel and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Chopped garlic and shallots finely then add to the heated oil. Stir for few seconds. Now add the sliced carrots and keep stirring for few more minutes.
Add chicken stock to the carrot. Close the lit. Let it simmer in slow fire till the carrot are soft.
Now add the canned tomatoes. Normally canned tomatoes are semi cooked. Stir the mixture and mash the tomatoes using the spatula. Add  little bit salt. and let it simmer for 20 minutes in slow fire covered with lid. After 20 minutes turn off the fire. Let the soup cool before blend in a food processor. After blend the soup is ready to serve with croutons.

Croutons :
Spread butter to the slices of bread. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle grated cheddar cheese. Bake again for another 5 minutes. Remove from fire and cut into cubes. Bake again for another 3 minutes. Homemade croutons are ready.

Serve the croutons with the tomato soup.
My son finished the bowl without any complaints. That was most important for me.


CHICKPEA SWEET POTATO PATTIES



What a nutritious combination?

Chickpeas is a legume of the family Fabaceaeare high in protein than any other legumes. Normally we cook chickpeas in curry or sundal. Its a must have prasatham when you visit temples. 
Sweet Potatoes which normally have orange color flesh is a source of beta carotene and known to increase Vitamin A in blood stream. It is also rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre. 
Moringa Oleifera a.k.a drumstick tree not only serve as high nutritious  food but also with various medicinal values.  The edible part of the tree mainly leaves, flower and fruit. Here in this recipe I used the leaves. The leaves are source of multivitamins. 

I have combined this 3 important highly nutritious source of food into one simple patties... 


Ingredient :
1 cup chickpeas soaked and cooked and drained
1 cup Moringa oleifera (murungai) leaves
2 sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 onion chopped
1 inch ginger chopped finely
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt
Oil for fry
corn flour (optional)

Method :
Combine cooked chickpeas, cooked sweet potatoes, murungai leaves, chopped onions, chopped ginger and all the spices. Combine together in a bowl. Add 1 to 2  tbsp of  flour if the dough is too watery. But normally if the excess water is drained completely from the chickpeas and potatoes, the dough will be just nice to form patties.  Don't forget to add salt. Otherwise the patties will be tasteless. Form patties and roll in breadcrumbs. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a shallow pan. 2 to 3 tbsp of oil is just enough. With slow fire cook the patties each side about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from fire. Serve with any condiments... 

Healthy and nutritious snack for your entire family....


Friday, February 12, 2016

Churros



Source : Azlita Masam Manis

Hi viewers, I'm back with new recipe for the year after few months.
A simple recipe which is very popular right now in all the social medias. Churros.....simple fritters originated from Spanish. Usually serve hot with chocolate dipping sauce or cinnamon sugar.  Frankly speaking this is my second attempt after failed with previous recipe. But this time I have succeed with new recipe sourced from Azlita Masam Manis. My son just loved it and he requested to do again next time. Even he helped me coat the churros with cinnamon sugar. He will be super excited when i request him to help me in the kitchen.


Ingredients :

1 cup of water
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp fine Sugar
15gm butter
1 cup Self Raising Flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence

Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method:

Combine sugar and cinnamon powder and keep aside.

Now combine together water, salt, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring it to boil.
Turn off heat. Stir in flour which already sifted together with baking powder if use normal flour. In this recipe I used self raising flour. Keep stirring the dough while adding the flour. Mix well. You will find it grainy texture. Next add in egg and vanilla essence. Beat the dough till all the ingredients well incorporate and the dough is spongy and smooth. Cool the dough while prepare for frying process.
Get a star nozzle to pipe the dough. Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel or wok. Fill in the dough in a pastry bag. Pipe the dough straightway to the hot oil cutting to 4 to 5 inches length with kitchen scissors. Fry till golden browns. Toss in a kitchen towel and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Serve the churros warm with hot tea.... Yummy Churros for your tea time with your love ones!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Deepavali Cookies\Murukku for Order 2015



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Nasi Lemak Pandan (Screwpine Coconut Rice) with Chicken Sambal



Below is the conversation between mummy and son on one fine Sunday!

Me: Baby what do you want for breakfast?
Son: Can you please cook nasi lemak for me?
Me: Nasi Lemak??? Its too late to prepare nasi lemak now. Maybe I can cook it for lunch. Is it ok?
Son : Yeay! Yummy!

After Breakfast ...

Son : Amma, do we have all the ingredients at home to prepare nasi lemak?
Me:   Hmmm... I don't think so. We should go supermarket now to purchase some items.
Son : Alrite. Let me prepare the list.
(He went to his table to grab a piece of paper and pencil)
Son: Amma, what are the things we need to buy?
Me: Why not we do chicken sambal for the nasi lemak today?
Son : Sure. So, we need to buy some chicken right, Amma? (He wrote the first item, chicken in his list) We must  put Daun Pandang rite?
Me: What ???? Daun Pandang? Ha ha ha ... That's not Daun Pandang. Its Daun Pandan. You are such a clever boy. How you know that?
Son : I know because last time I saw u using it to cook. (Wrote down Daun Pandang again in the list. Then he strike out "Daun Pandang" and wrote Daun Pandan)
Son : What else we need?
Me : We should buy Santan, eggs and cucumber too.
Son : What is Santan? How to spell it?
Me : Oh, Santan is coconut milk  then I spell out the word Santan for him.

Once we have settled down on the ingredients, we went to the nearby supermarket.
At the supermarket he was busy cross checking with the checklist to ensure we didn't miss a thing.

Chicken..check
Daun Pandan...check
Santan...check
Eggs..check
Cucumber..check.



Once we are back a home he helped out to clean and cut the Daun Pandan. A task that should have been completed within 2 minutes, took 20 minutes for him..He was very meticulous in cleaning the daun pandan.  Then he left to watch TV. He he he...

The whole idea to cook Nasi Lemak Pandan was solely because my son keep on mentioning the word Pandang  instead of Pandan. I felt this one was long overdue as I wanted to do this for some time already. With the addition of pandan juice in the rice, it will have more fragrance then normal the normal nasi lemak. That's all. Kids will like the colors and it will give them good appetite.




What are things needed :
Rice  - 2 cups
Pandan Leaves - 6
Coconut Milk - 100 ml
Water - 3 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
Salt

Method of Preparation :

  1. Wash the rice in clean water at least 2 times. Since I'm using Basmathi rice I soaked the rice with 1 cup of water for 20 min.
  2. Clean and cut the pandan leaves. Add little bit water and blend in the food processor. Squeeze the juice out and add into the soaked rice.
  3. Julienned the ginger and chop it.
  4. Add all the ingredients into the rice pot and let it boil until cooked. I use small quantity of trim coconut milk because coconut milk is not good for health.
  5. Nasi Lemak Pandan is ready to serve. Serve hot with your favourite sambal.


Today I'm going to serve with my favourite Chicken Sambal.

Things you need :

Chicken fillets -500 gm
Potatoes - 2
Tomatoes - 1
Onion -1
Lemongrass - 2 stalk
Tamarind juice - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder
curry leaves

Sambal Paste :
Dry Chilies - 10
Garlic - 4
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Shallots - 3
Vinegar - 3 tbsp
Salt
Sugar - 2 tbsp
2 tsp oil


  1. Boil the dry chilies in hot water and remove the seeds
  2. Blend the chilly with all the ingredients for the paste.
  3. Slice chicken fillets into small chunks. Marinate with a 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
  4. Peel the potatoes and cubed. Rub with salt and turmeric powder.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet. Fry the potatoes and chicken chunks until golden brown. Keep aside.
  6. Slice onions and tomatoes finely.
  7. Add sliced onions, lemongrass, tomatoes and curry leaves into the skillet.
  8. Fry for few minutes until the the onions turned pinkish and tomatoes becomes pulpy.
  9. Add 5 tbsp of sambal paste and fry till oil floats on surface. Use low fire. Add little bit water if its too dry. 
  10. Add Tamarind water and let the gravy cook for few more minutes until the raw smell of chilly gone. 
  11. Add chicken and potatoes to the gravy. 
  12. Add 1/4 cup of thick coconut milk to the gravy. Add 1/4 water so that the chicken and potatoes thoroughly cooked and absorbed the spiciness. 
  13. Add some salt to taste. After 2 seconds turn off the fire. 


The Nasi lemak was served with Fry Egg Omelet and Cucumber raita! Indianized version of Nasi Lemak Pandan.

My Son really enjoyed his meal !




Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sweet Oats Appam

 Nowadays the duty of a mother getting tougher by the day. My 5 year old son is a picky eater. So he finds it difficult to have proper meal that he enjoys to eat at school. The teachers always complaining about this to us.
So, what can I do? The only thing that I can think of is to pack him some lunch by myself. Ever since I started to pack lunch in his favorite lunch box, his appetite grew better. As a result of this the poor mom have to crack her head every single night to create new items for his lunch box. And on top of this, my lil one without fail will ask me every single night, "Amma, what's for breakfast tomorrow?"
Its really exciting. These kids actually "force" their mothers to become more and more creative. Its so fun.He he he...

If you ask me where I found this recipe? My answer will be who knows? Ha ha ha...It just popped out from my "forced" super creative brain on a very fine morning.

This was my second attempt  since my son loves it very much. Now I had the chance to take few snaps to shares with all of you. 


Ok, I know it looks very tempting right? Its very simple and it is very delicious as well.Check out the recipe below if you would like to try it out for your kids.



And, this is me. Well, just my fingers modelling for the Sweet Oats Appam. Hehe..