Saturday, April 10, 2010

CONDENSED MILK COOKIES

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I'm on the look out for new cookies recipes. Never tried using condensed milk for baking. At last decided to bake one and it turns out quite delicious, had cracks on top. Added black sesame seed but chopped nut or chocolate chip are best alternatives.

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
80g (1/2 cup) butter
90g (1/3 cup) condensed milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup black sesame seed

METHOD

* Preheat oven @ 170 C.

* Sift flour and baking powder.

* Cream butter and sugar, add in condensed milk and vanilla essence.

* Add flour, baking powder and sesame seed, mix until well combined.

* Shape dough into small ball and flatten lightly. Place onto baking pan.

* Bake for 10 minutes and transfer into wire rack.

* When completely cool, store into airtight container.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

CHOCOLATE RICE BARS

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It's already past midnight but my son is asking to bake something since he was staying late for the soccer match and manage to cook this bar in a jiffy. The result is quite pleasing and my son gives a thumb up! Besides chocolate rice you could use chocolate chip instead.

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate rice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon milk

METHOD

1. Preheat oven @ 180 C. Sift together flour and baking powder.

2. Whisk butter, sugar, essence and milk until well combined.

3. Now add flour with butter mixture together with chocolate rice and chopped nut until well incorporated.

4. Pour the dough onto greased 8 inches square pan, press lightly to level the top.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

6. Let the bars sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Slice while still warm.

7. Remove and let cool on wire rack.

8. Store in a airtight container.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SAMBAL CHICKEN

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Hello everyone, how do you do? Hope everything are fine...

Another chicken dish to go along with tomato rice if not it's a great dip with bread, naan or prata. This dish does not use curry powder at all but used blended dry chili which is the most important ingredient along with chopped tomatoes thus resulting an attractive red color. Do adjust the chili used according to your taste.

INGREDIENTS

500g (1 lb) chicken pieces
2 cardamoms
1 stick cinnamon
2 tomatoes chopped
2 big onion sliced
3 tablespoons chili paste
1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
3 tablespoons oil
coriander leaf for garnish
salt and lemon juice to marinate
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

METHOD

1. Marinate the chicken with salt, lemon juice and turmeric.

2. Heat the oil, fry cardamom, cinnamon followed by onion until fragrant.

3. Add in ginger, garlic and tomato, fry until soft. Now add the chili paste, stir until the oil floats on top.

4. Pour the chicken pieces, stir and cover the pot.

5. Water could be added if you want more gravy, once chicken is soft remove from heat, sprinkle the coriander leaves. Enjoy.....

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

SPICY FRIED RICE

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This is one of popular breakfast dishes, it is so versatile that any vegetable, meat or seafood could be added and the spice level is up to individual taste. Normally leftover rice is being used for making fried rice the following day if not freshly cooked one could be used. Added bird's eye chili for extra hot flavor and sprinkled fried anchovies on top. For vegetarian version kindly omit the prawn and fish ball.

INGREDIENTS

5 cups cooked rice
1 carrot cut into small
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
salt to taste
15 prawn shell removed
3 tablespoons oil
10 fish balls cut into halves

BLEND
12 red bird's eye chili
5 red chili
8 shallots
4 cloves garlic

METHOD

1. Heat the oil, fry the blended ingredients and salt until fragrant.

2. Add in carrot, peas and corn, sprinkle some water and stir for a few minutes.

3. Now pour in prawn and fish ball, stir until the color changes.

4. Add rice, stir until well mixed. Add more salt if required.

5. Serve hot.


Friday, April 2, 2010

OAT PANCAKE AND MORE AWARD


Hello everyone...

Pancake is quite simple to prepare but it is time consuming if you were to cook for large families since you have to fry it one by one. Pancake could be taken with sweet topping either with honey or maple syrup and another one eaten with hot spicy gravy which is what I have prepared today. We ate this with sambar and chutney. We truly enjoyed our simple and healthy meal.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rolled oat (grind)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
2 cups water
2 green chili chopped
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
olive oil for greasing

METHOD

1. Combine together oat, flour, green chili, coriander leaves and salt in a mixing bowl.

2. Gradually add water, stir until well mixed. Keep for 30 minutes.

3. Heat a non stick pan, add one teaspoon oil then pour a ladleful of batter, same method when you cook dosa, when bubble appears on top flip and cook the other side.

4. Continue the process until the batter is used up.

5. Serve hot with your favorite gravy. Enjoy!

AWARD

My blogger friends, Suhaina  and Pavithra of bingeonveg have passed me the following awards. Really thankful to both of them for their kind thought and let us be inspired in blogging by getting this award. Both of them have a wonderful space with great recipes, do visit them.

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Another blogger pal, Lady Boheme has given me this award. Thanks so much dear for sharing this with me. Hope we will continue to visit each other.


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My blogger friend, Kerull has sent the following award. Thanks so much for sharing dear...

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To all my dear friends, this is for you too, I would be happy if you could post them in your blog..

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