Tuesday, January 5, 2010



Inspired to bake this bread by Yani for our breakfast. Using sliced onion which is heated in a microwave oven for five minutes uncovered in order to reduce its water content. Totally sweet taste comes from the onion. Have slightly modified the recipe to suit my taste.What you need are:


2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon oil
100 ml warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 big onions sliced


1. Heat sliced onion uncovered in a microwave oven for 5 minutes. Keep aside.

2. Mix dry yeast, sugar and water in a cup for 10 minutes until foamy.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, oil and yeast mixture to form a stiff dough.

4. Turn dough onto floured board, knead about 10 minutes.

5. Put dough in greased bowl. covered and let rise for one hour or until double in size.

6. Punch dough, shape into small balls, roll out dough, stuff with onion and shape into round again.

7. Cover and leave for 45 minutes.

8. Bake @ 180 C for 15 minutes.

9. Immediately after baking, brush with butter, cool on rack.

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Actually my son requested fried yellow mee but not in hand so decided to cook the fried spaghetti. The recipe is quite similar to fried noodle but this time using minced meat and diced potato for the ingredients. Let have a look what you need for this dish:


400g spaghetti (boil until aldente)
350g minced meat
2 tablespoons chilli paste
1 big onion sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon ginger paste
4 tomatoes chopped
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soya sauce
3 potatoes boil and dice
300g bean sprout remove tail
2 eggs beat lightly
4 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
2 green chillies sliced
2 red chillies sliced


1. Heat the oil, fry onion till light brown, add ginger, garlic and tomato, cook until tomato turns soft.

2. Add chilli paste and little water, cook until fragrant.

3. Now add mince meat, salt, tomato sauce, soya sauce and water, stir until slightly dry.

4. Push ingredients to the side of the pan, pour the eggs in the middle and let eggs cook.

5. Mix in the potato, green/red chillies, bean sprout and salt, stirring after each addition.

6. Remove from heat.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Mutton Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Dalcha is a  meat stew made with lentil and tamarind.. Used mutton ribs if possible since it is much tastier than using the meat. The lentil and mutton are boiled then added to the curry after the meat turns soft. In addition vegetables like brinjal, carrot, potato or green banana are used in cooking this dish. I would say the dalcha is almost a complete meal by itself. Green mango could be included if available to enhance the flavor thus giving slight tangy taste.  Adjust the chili powder to suit your taste. The dalcha tends to become thick when cool so dilute with hot water. Let's see what you need for preparing this healthy food.

Mutton Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 2, 2010



Once a week have to prepare this menu consisting of naan, beef curry and kadai chana (garbanzo bean), a typical North Indian cuisine. Since need to cook regularly, I boiled the dry garbanzo bean until soft after soaking overnight and kept it frozen. As and when needed just thaw for several hours in a refrigerator. A bit of work but get best taste free  from artificial colouring and preservative. This has became regular menu in our household.

For Naan recipe click here. For kadai chana please follow this link.

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Friday, January 1, 2010



I had a big bag of hazel nut sitting in my pantry. Since my sons have requested to bake a cookies so decided to use up my nut for this recipe.

These cookies are crunchy and nutty. For healthier option, I'm using corn oil and butter but you may use a cup of butter for a richer and buttery taste. Instead of hazel nut and almond you can substitute with walnut, peanut or sunflower seed. The choice is entirely up to you.