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Friday, February 28, 2014

Soya Chunks Fried Rice / Meal Maker Recipes

Meal maker Fried Rice
Soya Chunks – 20 nos ( I used tiny varieties around 1 cup )
Basmati rice cooked – 2 cups
Carrot small chopped finely – 1 no
Beans finely chopped – 4 nos
Spring onion – 5 stalks ( both green and whites chopped )
White pepper powder and Salt to taste
Ajinomoto – ¼ pinch
Oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp

Ingredients to marinade soya chunks
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Ginger and garlic paste – ½ tsp
Soy sauce – ½ tsp
Salt – less than ¼ tsp
Corn flour – 1 tsp
Water – 1 tsp ( optional)
Soya Chunks Fried Rice
  1. Boil soya chunks in salted water, drain and squeeze excess water from soya chunks.
  2. In a bowl add the ingredients given under soya chunks marinade and mix to smooth paste. Add the cooked soya chunks to this paste and mix gently. Set aside for 5 mins.
  3. Boil basmati rice in salted water until its cooked and grains are firm. Spread the cooked rice on a large plate and allow it to cool.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the marinated soya chunks and stir fry until they are slightly crisp. Remove the fried soya chunks to a plate.
  5. In the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add the chopped carrot, beans, spring onion whites and fried soya chunks, stir fry on high heat for a minute. Add the cooked rice to the pan, season with ajinomoto, required salt and white pepper, stir fry again for 2 minutes.
  6. Finally garnish with spring onion greens and mix well.
  7. Serve hot soya chunks fried rice with sidedish of your choice.
Meal Maker Recipes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Roti Jala Recipe / Malaysian Net Crepes / Net Breads

Roti Jala Recipe
Recipe courtesy Ayam brand products video
To make this net bread you need roti jala mold, since I couldn't find one I used a empty condensed milk can and made several holes at the bottom of the can.

All purpose flour - 125 gms ( 1 cup)
Water - 125 ml ( 1 cup)
Eggs beaten - 2 nos
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil - Needed
Coconut milk - 2 cups
Malaysian Net Bread

1. Sift flour through sieve. Add sifted flour and salt to a large bowl. Mix well.
2.In another bowl whisk together water, coconut milk, turmeric powder and eggs until mixed well.
3. Add the whisked liquid mixture to the flour and again whisk well until smooth and thin batter is formed.
4. Strain the prepared batter through sieve to remove any lumps.
5. Heat a non stick pan, add oil to the pan and grease well.
6. Fill the can with batter, on the hot pan go in circular motion so batter pours through the can holes on the pan like net.( you can watch video to understand more).
7. Turn the pan heat to medium and cook the roti on one side for a minute, once roti is cooked fold it and serve on plates. Continue the same process with rest of batter.
8. Serve hot Roti Jala with Telur Curry or AyamCurry

Roti Jala with Telur Curry

Telur Curry Recipe / Easy Malaysian Egg Curry

Telur Curry Recipe
I wanted to make a quick and easy Malaysian Egg Curry for my Roti Jala.  But I didn’t have few ingredients in my pantry so with minimal ingredients I made this easy Malaysian style egg curry It was real close to the authentic Telur curry.

Large Eggs ( hard boiled and shell removed ) – 6 nos
Large potatoes ( boiled and cubed ) – 2 nos
Onions medium sliced – 2 nos
Tomato medium sliced – 1 no
Ginger and Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 and ¼ tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Fennel powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Ajinomoto – ¼ tsp or Chicken Stock cube – 1 no
Salt to taste
Coconut milk – 4 tbsp
Water – 1 cup
Oil -2 tbsp

Egg Curry with Roti Jala
1.       Heat oil in a pan, when pan is hot add the sliced onions and stir fry until onions turns soft.
2.       Add the ginger and garlic paste to the pan and sauté for a minute.
3.       Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and sauté for a minute.
4.       Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, fennel powder, ajinomoto and salt to the pan, stir fry on low heat for 2 mins.
5.       Add 1 cup water to the pan, mix well and bring the curry to boil.
6.       When curry starts boiling, add the hard boiled eggs and boiled potatoes to the curry, mix well and simmer curry until slightly thickens.
7.       Add the coconut milk to the curry, mix well and remove pan from heat.

8.       Garnish curry with curry leaves and serve hot with Roti Jala or Paratha.
Malaysian Egg Curry

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Papadum Express - Oil Free Microwave Papadum Maker

Papadum Express - Microwave Papadum Maker
I'm fan for crunchy Papadums and papads from my childhood. I stack deep fried papadums and can munch on them whole day. After becoming health and weight conscious I was not able to indulge in the pleasure of munching crispy papadums. Did the makers of Papadum Express heard my mind.....
Ta ta da….here comes the papad lovers savior the " Papadum Express - Microwave Papadum Maker " you can cook several crispy, crunchy and tasty papadums in a minute in microwave. No more kitchen tantrums of heating oil in deep fryer, deep frying papads and spluttering oil around the stove.

Papadum Express product is made with durable ( very strong) non-toxic plastic which is BPA free, bisphenol A free and phthalates free, meaning product is food safe and safe for microwave.
Papadum Express Microwave Papadum Maker

The tray is well designed and the sticks are detachable for easy storage, when I made papadum I just snug fit those sticks in the spaces provided in the tray, stacked 3 papadums and 2 pepper papads left some gap in-between ( but you can stack upto 10 to 8 papadums at a time )and micro-waved for a minute.

Once crunchy and crispy papadums cooked, I waited for 10 seconds and enjoyed tasty Papadums with my meal. Next time I’m planning to cook hard Taco shells and warm khakras with Papadum Express.
Papadum Express Review
If you are also interested and want to enjoy healthy, guilt free and oil free crunchy Papadums head to their Papadum Express Website and to their Facebook page. They ship the product Worldwide.
Papadum Express

*The cooking time and results of the product may vary depending on the type of papadums and papad you are using and also on the microwave model, power and country made. So please read the instruction pamphlet carefully given along with product.