Thursday, September 23, 2021


Petola Masak Bening/Healthy Luffa Soup Recipe @

One of the easiest soup you could prepare was Petola Masak Bening / Healthy Luffa Soup.  Made with just a few ingredients you had in your pantry.

This soup can be made without oil by boiling until the luffa is tender. For vegetarian, omit dry anchovies and add freshly ground black pepper for extra heat. 

Luffa or Ridge Gourd is  beneficial to our health and nutritious, among  them are: 

Enhances Vision

Vitamin A in form of beta carotene  improves eye sight, preventing macular degeneration, partial blindness and other eye ailments

Aid digestive system

It contains high amount of dietary fiber,  Vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, iron,  potassium,  thiamine and magnesium.  High fiber content contributes to healthy digestive system.

Prevent Muscle Pain

Potassium balances the fluid level and helps to relax muscle.  Low potassium leads to muscle cramps, spasms and pain. 

Petola Masak Bening / Healthy Luffa Soup is simple and quick dish, really good for your health.  I always add the luffa when cooking my fish curry, it was super yummy. give it a try, you going to love it too.

Petola Masak Bening/Healthy Luffa Soup Recipe @

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Veggie Pinwheel Tikki Recipe @

This make ahead recipe is full of crunchy colorful veggies and spicy yummy  filling all rolled up into easy to eat finger food.  So let's have our all time favorite snack called Veggie Pinwheel Tikki / Vegan Veggie Pinwheels.

This spiced mixed veggies is wrapped in whole wheat pastry, roll into tight log and cut into 1 in thick.  Veggie Pinwheel Tikki / Vegan Veggie Pinwheels were shallow fried until golden and serve with ketchup.

Chopped cabbage, grated carrot and mashed potato are combined and seasoned with chili powder, chaat masala, ground cumin and onion as the filling.  You could also use tortillas for the wrapper.  These were incredibly tasty and disappear in no time.

If you are not keen for spiced pinwheel, this  Pizza Rolls  is for you.  It tastes exactly like regular pizza but in rolls form.

Veggie Pinwheel Tikki Recipe @

Thursday, September 9, 2021


No Knead Raisin Bread Recipe @

After baking numerous yeast bread, this is my first time making No Knead Raisin Bread.  Seriously am curious whether this bread be above my expectations. 


Just combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl then add raisin and butter. If you are using active dry yeast,  dissolve the sugar in warm milk (not hot), sprinkle dry yeast as specified in the recipe, cover  for 10 minutes to activate.  Check whether the yeast turns foamy if not start all over again. Stir this mixture and add to the flour. 

Reserve 1 tablespoon of egg to use for brushing together with a tablespoon of milk later.  Add warm milk and an egg to the flour mixture,  forms into soft dough.  Cover and let sit for 1 hour or more. 


After it doubled in size,  punch down the dough and transfer onto lightly floured top.  Roll out into rectangle or round. Equally divide into 10 pieces.  Shape each into desired shape and place into lightly greased pan. You could also turns this into one big loaf.  Cover and rest for 30 minutes. Just 10 minutes before rising time, preheat the oven at  180 C, brush with egg wash.   Bake until golden for 20-30 minutes. Brush with butter after removing from oven if desired.

Am fully surprised to see  this No Knead Raisin Bread turns out tender and fluffy but  I need  to improve my shaping skills.

Other bread recipes you should check:

Milk Bread Rolls Recipe

Braided Bread Rings

Eggless Custard Buns

No Knead Raisin Bread Recipe @

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Savory Oats Pancake Recipe @

It is close to lunch hour but I have no idea what to cook today.  Since  quite some time we did not have pancake  so why not prepare this healthy and fiber rich  Savory Oats Pancake. 

This is inspired by Oat Cheela where it uses besan (chickpeas flour) but replaced it with whole wheat flour and added an egg to the batter. Also no blending of oats required as soaking them for 15 minutes is sufficient.

Initially my batter was quite thick, added little bit more water.  It should be easy to spread, thickness  similar to condensed milk and not watery.  For smooth pancake, you need to  chop the veggies very fine. 

Apply some oil on my pan for frying the first pancake but need not use oil for the rest of the batter.

Savory Oats Pancake best served hot immediately after you have fried them.  My kids love them with ketchup.  If serving small kids omit the green and chili powder.

Savory Oats Pancake Recipe @

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Easy Pumpkin Bread recipe @

This Easy Pumpkin Bread was so moist and tender.  Used homemade pumpkin puree or you could pick a can of pumpkin puree if you are pressed for time, both work for this recipe.

Make it  healthier by using whole wheat flour and  naturally sweetened by coconut sugar instead of white sugar.  This Easy Pumpkin Bread  was  mild sweet but you could add up to 1 cup of sugar if you want it sweeter.

Like most of quick bread,  it involves combining dry ingredients with wet ingredients just with rubber spatula.  After well combined, it is ready for baking.  Mine done exactly 60 minutes as oven varies from one another, please check before 5 minutes of baking time.

If you feel to have a smaller bites, turn this into muffin,  fill 3/4 full each muffin cups with batter and bake for 20 - 22 minutes.  You could mix in about 1/2 cup each of chopped walnuts and raisin if desired.

This bread is good for 3 days at the counter or up to 1 week if refrigerated in an airtight container in a single layer.

Easy Pumpkin Bread recipe @