Saturday, October 31, 2009

BANANA MUFFIN

Banana Muffin Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Banana 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:

BUBUR FIESTA


Bubur Fiesta Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

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

KADAI CHANA


Garbanzo Bean Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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

Mee Jawa Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com



Mee Jawa Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


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

SWEET AND SOUR FISH


Fish Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


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

OATMEAL & NUTS COOKIES


Oatmeal & Nuts Cookies Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

One of the tastiest cookies I ever baked.  Oatmeal & Nut Cookies  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

Naan Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

CHOCOLATE PUDDING




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:

BRIOCHE EGGLESS


Brioche Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


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:

CHICKEN MASALA




This Chicken Masala is on top of my family's favorite 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.