Sunday, February 24, 2013

Simple and easy potatoes masala gravy

Ingredients needed are:
  1. Peel 4 potatoes, wash and cut them into smaller sizes.
  2. Peel 1 large red onion and garlic. Cut and grind them into a fine paste.
  3. Cooking oil
  4. Turmeric powder
  5. Chili powder
  6. Masala powder
  7. Seasons to taste
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Heat up cooking oil in a cooking pot over a medium heat. 
Once the oil is heated, add in the onion and garlic paste. Next, add in turmeric powder and chili powder. Gently stir for about 4-5 minutes. Now, add in the potatoes cubes, a bowl of water and stir gently. Cover with the lid and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes over a medium heat. Occasionally stirring the mixture as well as add in water to prevent the gravy from sticking to the cooking pot.
Sprinkle masala powder and let it cook for another 7-10 minutes over a low heat. Seasons to taste and that's it. The aroma of masala gravy makes this dish irresistible!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Paying respects to my parents on my Birthday

Burmese tradition has been heavily influenced by Buddhist teachings. According to one of the Buddhist teachings, there are five revered ones. They are the Buddha, his law, his order of monks, parents and teachers. In order to show gratitude and also to seek for forgiveness, we pay respects to our parents by the act of kadaw ( by kneeling before our elders and paying obeisance with joined hands and bowing ) on our Birthday.

16th February (Saturday)


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A short lesson on Myanmar names

Just want to share the article < A short lesson on Myanmar names > which my father had written in the
The Straits Time, Forum, 12 November 1994.



Thursday, February 07, 2013

Greenish unripe stir fried tamarind paste

Ingredients needed for Stir fried tamarind paste
  1. Tamarind pieces, pounded
  2. Dried shrimp, pounded
  3. Cooking oil
  4. Red onions
  5. Garlic
  6. Red chili powder
  7. Turmeric powder
  8. Seasons to taste  
Wash the tamarind pieces

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Heat oil in the cooking pan.
  • Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, onion and garlic paste. Give it a stir until the onion paste becomes golden brown.
  • Add in the pounded dried shrimp and fry until fragrant.
  • Add in the pounded tamarind paste, a little bit of water and fry until fragrant.
  • Seasons to taste and this greenish unripe stir fried tamarind paste is ready!
The chewy texture, the sour taste as well as the strands of veins from the tamarind pieces present in this side dish might not appeal to everyone at the dining table.


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