Saturday, October 31, 2009


Muffin is the fastest and easiest to prepare. To munch while watching his soccer match my son has requested to bake a muffin and I chose this one by Madbaker. It turns out well and not very sweet. For this recipe you need:

2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg & 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin cups or grease lightly with butter.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat the mashed bananas, sugar, eggs and melted butter together.
4. Stir the banana mixture and walnuts into the flour mixture until just combined.
5. Divide the batter into the muffin tray.
6. Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack for 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

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This rice porridge is very popular during fasting month of Ramadan, almost every household would serve this for iftar. It's very nutritious and fulfilling too. Instead of  using ready made garbanzo and kidney bean you can also use dry beans like lima bean, moong bean, red bean or black eye bean. It is much tastier if you add few types of bean when making this porridge.

All dry bean used must be soaked overnight if used  to cut  down the cooking time and the meat to be marinated before you start cooking. Although it involved a bit of work but you will be pleased after tasting it. What you need are:

Friday, October 30, 2009


Garbanzo Bean Recipe @

I was introduced to  Kadai Chana, a  popular vegetable dish when we went to a vegetarian restaurant for dinner and instantly fall in love with it. It uses chickpeas simmered with onion, tomato, garlic, coriander, dry mango powder and garam masala. . Lucky enough the recipe was aired  on local cookery show. This recipe turns out very well, I cook without the coconut and serve with naan., please adjust the chili powder used according to your taste. My family really loved this spicy chana. Here is how I made them:


Mee Jawa Recipe @

Mee Jawa Recipe @

Mee Jawa or Jawa Noodle is quite similar to mee rebus which is popular hawker food in Singapore and Malaysia but Mee Jawa does not use salted soya bean (taucheo) unlike  mee rebus.

Made with yellow noodles accompanied with thick, spicy and slightly sweet gravy. The gravy is thickened with mashed sweet potato, seasoned with curry powder and dried shrimps. This dish is garnished with a hard boiled egg, limes, red chili, fried tofu, fried onion and bean sprouts.

Tried  this version by Chef Hanieliza which produce perfect result. Here's the recipe:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Fish Recipe @

There are so many recipes relating to this  Sweet and Sour Fish  but this one really suits my taste and you can adjust the hotness according to your liking. For the vegetables you can add whatever you have like capsicum, carrot  or pineapple. This recipe does not use any thickening agent. First step you have to fry the fish which is coated with turmeric and salt then transfer onto a plate and pour the prepared sauce on it or cook the  fried fish with sauce for few minutes, the choice is yours.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009



One of the tastiest cookies I ever baked. It uses oat and chocolate chip but use almond instead since that was in hand.

The dough is quite easy to handle, but must place the cookies apart since it will expand when baking. Apart from chocolate chips, nuts and dried fruits are the best alternative.

After baking, let them sit in the baking sheet for 5 minutes since it is still soft and fragile. Transfer into wire rack to cool. My family love them so much, will definitely bake them often.


Naan is a popular Indian flat bread cooked using 'tandoor' or clay oven. It is easily obtainable from North Indian restaurant almost all countries around the world.

It is made using plain flour, dry yeast and yogurt then left to ferment for several hours before baking them.

However, you could prepare your own using the oven. But now I'm using flat pan to cook them. In fact you can make very good naan from white bread dough or pizza recipe. Besides spicy gravy, you can also serve them with soups or dips.


2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 T oil
3 T yogurt
3/4 C warm water
extra flour for rolling
butter to apply on top



* Combine yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes until frothy.

* In a mixing bowl, put in flour, salt, oil, yogurt and yeast mixture, mix and forms into pliable dough.

* Keep for 1-2 hours or until double in a greased and covered bowl.

* Punch down the dough, divide into 6 balls. Roll out each ball on lightly floured board and shape into oval. Complete the rest of the dough.

* Heat the flat pan, fry each of the naan until both side had brown spots on top.

* Immediately after frying, apply the butter on top.

* Serve hot with your favorite gravy.

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Monday, October 26, 2009



Love chocolate pudding and want to make one that is quick and easy at home? Then this is the right recipe for you. It is pretty simple to make, in just a few minutes you can have your delicious dessert.

I'm using agar powder, sugar and chocolate milk for making this jelly. It is much healthier choice since no fat or cream are being used. So sit back and enjoy this satisfying dessert that won't ruin your diet.

If your are serving for kids, do use fancy mould with various shapes, definitely your children would love to have a bite. Here is how it's made:

Source : Hanieliza


10 gm agar-agar powder
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp cocoa + 1/2 cup water (mix and strain)
1 liter chocolate milk
1 tin fruit cocktail for decorationl


1. In a deep pot, combine water and agar powder, bring to boil, stir well.

2. Add in sugar and cocoa mixture..

3. Bring to a boil again, remove from fire.

4. Add in choc milk and stir well.

5. Pour into rinsed mould of your choice, let cool at room temperature then refrigerate.

6. Serve cold and garnish with fruit cocktail.

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Brioche Recipe @

Brioche Eggless is a French sweet bread enriched with butter, sugar and egg. It uses special brioche pan and a classic shape has a fluted bottom and an upper protruding knob.

I decided to bake a simpler version of brioche and eggless too. Although slight modification was made from the original recipe I found on net, it turns out fantastic, buttery and sweet but with less fat. My children love this bread and request to bake it again. What you need for this bread are:



This dish is on top of my family's favourite recipe and I will prepare on every other week together with pulao,naan or ordinary bread. It's very easy to cook and taste great. For milder taste you can reduce the quantity of chili powder used.

500g  chicken cut into big pieces
2 tbsp meat curry powder
2 tbsp chili powder
3 large onions chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped
coriander leaves
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
salt, oil, cinnamon stick



1. Clean chicken, marinate with ginger, garlic paste and salt for at least 30 mins..
2. Heat the oil, add in cinnamon,cardamon and onions, fry until onion slightly brown.

3. Add in tomatoes, fry until soft then add the chili powder, curry powder, coriander leaves stir until thicken, pour 1/2 cup water, stir and cover pot, cook with small flame.
4. When steam emits from the pot, open the lid and add the chicken, stir again. Cook chicken until soft..
5. Sprinkle coriander leaves. Chicken is ready to be served. Best eaten with pulao, naan or bread.

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