Sunday, March 30, 2014

PRATA PUFFS

Prata Puffs Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Curry puffs or Asian pies are a favorite for many of us. It was made with flaky pastry,  stuffed with curried potato and deep fried until golden brown. But now they came with variety of fillings like sardine, minced meat and hard boiled egg.

Nowadays, most people resort to buying  from the malls instead of preparing them from scratch. It was tricky and time consuming affair.

I have seen a few of my friend making curry puffs using instant roti prata so this is a nice chance to try my hand making them.  First of all,  you need to prepare the filling and let it cool.  My filling are made using mashed potato and cooked green peas. You can even substitute the filling according to your preference .

Most importantly, do not leave the prata too long at room temperature, it becomes sticky and hard to handle.  You can start cutting and  shaping  immediately after you've removed them from a freezer.

If instant prata is not available. you can still  make these piping hot snack using puff pastries. Baking the puff is also a healthier option as it removes excess oil and fat.

Prata Puffs Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SPICY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP




Sometimes we love to skip our regular diet by having  various type of noodles, flat bread or even pasta. For today, I'm going to cook my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup.

My recipe was a bit different since I have added bird's eye chili,  to make it spicier and ground almond for slight nuttiness to the soup. This is the most loved chicken soup by my family.

Whenever I cooked any chicken dish, I make sure to remove the skin and excessive fat hidden in between the flesh. You can always ask the poultry seller to remove the skin and cut the chicken according to your requirement, how big you want it to be.

In addition of cooked noodle, you  can make this heavenly soup with pasta or rice cake (lontong) too. You can  control the spice of this Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup by adding more or less chili and also modify the vegetables  to your preference.

Instead of serving the chicken as it is, you can shred the chicken with your fingers as you pick it off the bone. Simply pull the meat apart into chunks.

Warm the belly and heart with  a big bowl of  Spicy Chicken  Noodle  Soup.  This endless  customized recipe is healthy addition to any meal or a great centerpiece  dish in its own right.

SPICY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Servings     :    4-6

600 g fresh yellow noodle/rice noodle
2 carrot peeled and thickly sliced
2 potato peeled and cubed
3 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground fennel
1/2  tsp turmeric
1 stalk lemon grass bruised
4 whole almond  ground
10 bird's eye chili or 1 tsp ground pepper
2 big onion chopped
2  big onion sliced and fried till  crisp
2 cloves garlic minced
1 thick slice ginger
6 cups water
salt to taste
chopped cilantro
1.75 kg chicken pieces  with bone still in
2 tablespoon oil


DIRECTIONS

Heat the oil in a deep pot, add in lemon grass and onion  fry until it turns translucent.

Add in coriander. cumin. fennel, turmeric,  ginger, garlic,  bird's eye chili and little water, cook until fragrant.

Now add the ground almond and chicken pieces, stir until chicken is coated with spices.

Add 6 cups of water, carrot and salt, let simmer until chicken is half cooked.

Now add the potato, continue cooking until potato turns soft and chicken is fully cooked. Check if more salt is needed.

Remove from heat. Bring a large pot of water to boil,  When water is boiling, put in noodles, let  cook   for 3-5 minutes (this is for fresh noodle). If using dried noodle, cook it longer.  Strain.

To serve, put the noodles in a bowl, add soup and garnish with fried onion and chopped cilantro.


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Sunday, March 16, 2014

EGGLESS COFFEE BROWNIES

Eggless Coffee Brownies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Eggless Coffee Brownies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Another brownies for you all. I just can't get enough of them at the moment. Not only because I happen to have a pantry full of their ingredients but also they are so easy to make and taste so delicious. This Eggless Coffee Brownies certainly take the cake.

There are so many brownies recipes out there and everyone has a favorite. I'm sure you have one that suits your taste. All these brownies have enough chocolate flavor but varying the amount of chocolate, butter, sugar and flour, the texture of each brownies is quite different.

I did minor changes to regular brownies recipe by adding  strong coffee. The contrast of flavor of this Eggless Coffee Brownies is extremely good.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

POTATO PANCAKE



A fried flat cake of grated potato with onion and freshly ground black pepper. Treat yourselves to a delicious and  easy breakfast that was less spiced and much reduced fat.

After peeling the potato, soak then in water to avoid discoloration. Had  used my hand grater but food processor works fine.

This is an egg free version. The most important factor for perfect potato pancake was controlling the heat, high heat will make them browned so quickly but the center was uncooked. Mine done using medium heat.

These were surprisingly perfect.  Potato Pancake  are best served  hot and fresh immediately after you  have fried them.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

DAIRY FREE AND EGG FREE ORANGE CAKE

Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


When I bake a cake, I make sure to incorporate fruits into the batter, in this case I had used orange juice.  This Orange Cake is a dairy  free and egg free recipe.

It's amazing how this Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake looks 'normal'. The texture is perfectly moist. There is a hint of orange that adds a mild   tanginess  to  the cake. I love how the orange juice perfectly compliments  the  flavor of cake.

The Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake is  darn easy to make, you  don't need a mixer at all, simply combining the wet and dry ingredients to form into  thick but pouring  batter.

Make sure to preheat the oven prior to baking and  lightly grease  the cake pan.  Fill  only up to half  to give room for the batter to rise.

Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com