Monday, October 31, 2011

Homemade Tamarind Juice

You do not need to visit a restaurant to taste this refreshing sipping drink. It is so simple to make and you can have it while watching your favourite TV program on a sunny day with your family at home.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stir-fried eggplant with eggs


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A recipe for life

Plant a thought, reap an act;
Plant an act, reap a habit;
Plant a habit, reap a character;
Plant a character, reap a destiny.
< Oklahoma farm woman >
- Nellie Hershey Tullis -


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Toasting, pounding....yummy ngapi

3 shockingly easy recipes made with Burmese shrimp paste (Ngapi) .

Let's start toasting ngapi

Toast the ngapi on low heat.
Toast it for about 5 minutes on each side.

That's it!
With this nicely toasted ngapi, i'm going to make 3 extremely simple recipes.

Recipe No.1 : Ngapi thout (Burmese shrimp paste salad)
toasted ngapi, pounded dried shrimp, sliced red onion, lemon,
sprinkle small amount of Ajinomoto.
Mix all the ingredients well by using hand.

Ngapi thout is used as a relish to go with other dishes.
You can match this with fried rice for your breakfast.
The taste is stimulating....

Next, I'm going to make two more simple recipes with the rest of my toasted ngapi .

Recipe No.2 : Ngapi htaung (pounded shrimp paste)
Ingredients :
toasted ngapi, pounded dried shrimp and toasted chilli flakes.

Please note:
You need to add small amount of water occasionally during the pounding process as the paste tends to dry up and stick to the mortar.

Pound the mixture into a fine paste.

Ngapi htaung is ready :)
Again this is used as a relish to go with other dishes.

Leave some ngapi in the mortar for my last recipe.
Recipe No.3 : Ngapi htamin htaung (pounded rice shrimp paste)

Now add in the rice. I kept this yesterday leftover rice in the fridge.
For me using leftover rice for this recipe is essential. The dryness in leftover rice absorbs the ngapi htaung flavour better.

Ngapi htamin htaung (pounded rice shrimp paste)
Enjoy our exotic Burmese delicacy!


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Eggs Gravy

Today, i'm going to share with you our home-cooked eggs gravy recipe.

Let's start cooking!!!!
Shall we :D
Cooking Time : 60-70 minutes

  1. cherry tomatoes
  2. pounded dried shrimp
  3. eggs (hard boiled)
  4. 1 medium sized red onion and 5 garlic cloves (blended)
  5. Cooking oil
  6. Turmeric powder
  7. Red chilli powder
  8. Masala
  9. Seasons to taste
First, remove the shell of boiled eggs and fry till golden.
Heat oil in the cooking pot over a medium heat.

Add turmeric, red chilli powder, onion and garlic paste. Give it a stir until the onion paste becomes golden brown.

Add dried shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and stir well. Add a bit of water and lower the heat.

Cover with the lid and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Add masala, seasons to taste, add a bit of water,  give it a good stir and let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes.

Finally, add the eggs and leave it till the oil has separated from the gravy.
That's it.
Have a great day and c ya.....


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