Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gravy Dish ( Beef cooked with potatoes )

First marinate the beef pieces (0.354kg) with the following ingredients.

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon mono sodium glutamate

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Peel 4 potatoes and cut them into smaller sizes.

For a gravy paste

Peel the 2 large red onions, garlic and ginger.
Cut and grind them into a fine paste.

Cooking Time: 65-75 minutes
Heat up cooking oil (5-6 tablespoons of cooking oil) in a cooking pot over a medium heat. 

Once the oil is heated, add in the gravy paste ingredients mixture and stir. Then add in turmeric powder, coriander powder and chili powder (1 teaspoon each). Gently stir for about 4-5 minutes. Add in about 320 ml of water and stir. Cover with the lid and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes.

Now add in the beef and stir well. Cover with the lid and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

Add in the potatoes pieces and stir. Add in about 320 ml of water, cover with lid and let it cook for 30-35 minutes. Occasionally stirring the mixture as well as add in water to prevent the gravy from sticking to the cooking pot.

Add salt and mono sodium glutamate (1 teaspoon each) to the mixture. Sprinkle garam masala and let it cook for 5-7 minutes over a low heat. That's it. The aroma of masala gravy makes this dish irresistible!


Thursday, June 07, 2012

Home-made Burmese Tofu salad (တ႔ိုဟူးသုပ္)

Finally, I have learnt the skill of making Burmese tofu…hooray! Actually, it is really simple to make.

Let’s us start by getting all these ingredients ready.

Home-made Tofu
Serves: 2-3

Ingredients for making Burmese Tofu
150g Chick Pea Powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
640 ml water
I did not add salt since I would be adding salt as well as fish sauce in my tofu salad later on.

Add chick peas powder into a bowl. Then add 160ml of water and give it a stir for about 2 minutes. Add another 480 ml of water and stir well till the mixture becomes smooth. Now add in ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder. Stir well.

Place cooking pan/pot over a medium heat. Pour in the chick peas liquid and start stirring. Please note that you need to stir continuously. And it will take about 6-7 minutes. You need to lower the heat once the mixture become thickens and lumps begin to form. You can refer to my following video for better understanding of making tofu. Wish you success in making it!

Burmese Tofu Salad Recipe

Please note:
For tofu salad, I only use half of my tofu for one serving.
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of mono sodium glutamate
2 tablespoons of toasted chick pea powder
1 tablespoon of fish sauce (adjust according to your taste)
3 ½ tablespoons of tamarind juice (adjust according to your taste)
3 ½ tablespoons of fried crispy onions and oil
Thinly sliced cabbage
You can add chili flakes if you want it to be spicy.
Mixed everything and ready to serve!


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