Archive | July, 2012

Sinful dinner – Nasi Lemak

18 Jul

I have been craving for homemade nasi lemak since last week. So I decided to give it a try today and it turn out to be super yummy nasi lemak.

Nasi Lemak with anchovies sambal garnished with hard boiled egg, fried anchovies,sliced cucumber and fried peanuts.

Ingredients for Rice
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1 cup of rice ( washed and drained )
2 cup of coconut milk
3-4 Pandan leaves ( tied in a knot )
1 Lemongrass
Ginger ( sliced )
Salt

1. Add all the ingredients into rice cooker.
2. Cover up and allow rice to cook.
3. Loosen rice grains with chopstickk / fork.

Ingredients for Anchovies Sambal
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120 grm of Dried chili
1 Large onions
6 Cloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoon cooking oil
100 grm of Dried anchovies ( pounded )
1 Tomato
1 teaspoon Belacan
Salt

1. Blend together dried chili,onion, garlic and belacan into a fine paste.
2. Heat the oil and fry the pounded dried anchovies.
3. Then add the blended paste with tomato and fry until fragrant.
4. Add salt.

Ingredients for Garnishing
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Hard boiled Egg
Fried anchovies
Sliced Cucumber
Fried Peanuts

Serve the rice with anchovies sambal garnished with hard boiled egg, fried anchovies,sliced cucumber and fried peanuts.
There you go my sinful dinner for the day – Nasi Lemak ( my first attempt 😀 )

Raava Upma

18 Jul

Good day everyone !

Sugar Upma for today’s dinner. I love sugar upma especially with tea 🙂 but only love my mom’s version the ‘loose’ upma. I dont like the normal paste kind of upma.

Another reason I love upma is because its preety easy and quick dish.You can have this upma for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Off to the recipe.

2 cup of rava suji ( Roasted )
1 medium size chopped onion
4-5 dry chilli ( You may add if you want it a bit spicy )
1 tea spoon mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
Ghee ( You may use other cooking oil as well )
Sugar
Salt

1. First heat the ghee. Then add mustard seeds .
2. Add chopped onion,dry chilli and curry leaves once mustard seeds have popped.
3. Add water once the onion turn slightly brown
4. Bring water to a boil.
5. Add the rava suji little by little, stirring constantly using chopstick.( this is how my mom taught me ).
6. You may add water little by little just enough for the suji to cook.
8. Lastly, season it with salt and sugar. Well I add more  sugar since I prefer it to taste sweet.
9. You may also add grated coconut. Since it was a sudden plan for the dinner, I couldn’t get the grated coconut.

Once done, serve the upma while its still hot.

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