Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday Cooks: Inspired by AFC

It has been a while since i cooked, perhaps due to the Ramadhan month. I recalled cooking just a few times.As for the other days, most of my iftar are either prepacked from office cafe, eating out or from Pasar Ramadhan indulgences.

I kind of missed cooking, so on Saturday, i decided to try out the recipe i got from watching Asian Food Channel (its one of my favourite.Heheh).

This is what we had for iftar on Saturday:

Stir fried peria (bittergourd) with tempe and ikan bilis. Recipe taken from here.

Jamie Oliver's Indian-spices rice

Mustard seeds (biji sawi)
Other variations of spices (e.g buah pelaga,jintan,or halba campuran)
Curry leaves
Lemon peels
Lemon juice
Coriander leaves(daun ketumbar)
Cooked rice (preferably hot)
Salt to taste

1.In a pan, heat oil and sautee (tumis) the spices until fragrant.
2. Toss in the curry leaves.Sautee until fragrant.
3.Toss in the lemon peels and sautee a while.
4. Mix the dressing above into the rice. Mix generously and season with lemon juice and salt.
5.Chop the coriander leaves and mix it with the rice.
6. Serve with veges and curry (we had it with chicken korma)

This is a dessert i made on Sunday, after watching French Food at Home at AFC.This was hubby's idea actually, to improvise the recipe from TV. The original recipe uses oranges, but because we had lemons and a pineapple, we used them instead. It turns out delicious! We had it with some Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream too.

Pineapples with caramelized Lemon Zest

Lemon zest/peel (cut into thin strips) - preboiled 3 rounds to eliminate the bitterness
Fresh pineapple (cut into small bite sizes
Any type of nuts for the crunch factor

1. Make the caramel by cooking the sugar in a bit of water until amber.
2. Toss in the lemon zest.
3. Drizzle over pineapples.
4. Garnish with nuts, and perhaps some ice cream/whipped cream.

Oh my tummy is growling already.Hang in there tummy.

Happy trying y'all ;)


Fathiyah said...

French Food at home mmg best kan ;) the desert seems sgt teruja utk try.hehe.melty in ur mouth.best2.awak mkn peria ye.bgs2.especially to control darah tinggi if i'm not mistaken.

yunayuni said...

ha ah..i love to watch FFAt Home gak.suka tgk chef tu.hihi.

peria sedap :) oo tak tau plak bagus untuk control darah tinggi.gud2..

anil lutaze said...

peh..sedap seyh..menggugat perasaan...

awk ni best r yuni...mknan sgt fresh dn x klise...untung ur husband...

saya agk malas nk xplore mkanan bru ..haha

sbb my husband suka mkanan kg...pasrah ajee...

yunayuni said...

hehe saya memang ske try out makanan baru..tapi saya tak terer masak makanan kampung...heheh.takat kari,tomyam,masak kicap ok lah..tapi masih tak cuba masak rendang,asam pedas ke..masak lomak pun tak jadi kaw..hihi.kena practice lagi..

rina said...

yuni.. akak masak indian-spices rice tu, pakai halba campur..a bit pahit sbb sedap jugak. mkn dgn ayam tandoori.. yumyum.
next time akan try dgn bii sawi saja.

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