Wednesday, December 17, 2014

crispy fried beef liver

I love beef liver when it is fried really crispy
I'd just eat it on its own for entree or snack!
that's how much I'm crazy over this food :)
if it is cooked any other way I'm not for it!

So simple to make!

Wash 300 g of beef liver thoroughly under running water and remove all traces of blood

place cleaned liver in a medium sized pot and pour enough water to cover it

the liver would rise a little according to the height of the water as it is light

add in 1 tsp of salt and 1/4" of crushed ginger to remove its odor 

put the pot on the stove on medium fire and cover the pot slightly

bring it to a boil and turn the liver regularly for even cooking

let it boil for 30 minutes and off the fire

remove the cooked liver from the pot and place it on a plate to rest

when the liver has cooled down slice it thinly to about 1/4" thickness

mix 1 tsp of salt + 1/2 tsp turmeric powder + 1/4 tsp chili powder 

sprinkle all over the sliced liver and mix evenly using your fingers

wash your fingers and heat a wok or pan with enough oil for frying

keep the fire to a medium low and fry evenly on both sides

when the liver turns black in color it is crisply cooked

voila! yummy! haha! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

street style chickpeas

This is definitely my most favorite snack since childhood
I just love the way it 'melt' between the teeth on first bite!
this cool weather makes me crave this delicious treat
more and more :)

making it..

soak approximately 300g of dried chickpeas overnight in a medium sized pot

fill the pot with water almost full as the chickpeas absorb water and double in size

by next morning white foams appear on the surface of the water

rinse the chickpeas thoroughly until the foams completely disappear 

remove small stones and any dark brown chickpeas and give it a final rinse

fill up the pot with clean water ~ same height as the chickpeas 

toss in a pandan leaf and boil over medium heat for half an hour or so till it soften

add 3 tsp salt and 3 tsp sugar and simmer for 5 mins 

off the fire

leave the cooked chickpeas in the pot to rest

scoop only the desired amount of chickpeas from the pot and serve warm

leave the rest in the pot ...just like street hawkers do  :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

cream of mushroom soup

Among all the creamy soups available
I think you would agree if I say mushroom soup is everyone's favorite :)
It sure is mine and here is a great recipe I am sharing
very simple to make and delicious! 
what's more.. it is so suitable for vegan :) 

Here is how simple it is making this awesome goodness :)

on the stove heat a medium sized non-stick pot over a medium fire

toss in 1 Tbsp butter into the pot and let it melt

add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil and stir well to combine the melted butter with the oil

vegetable or cooking oil is added to prevent the butter from getting burnt

saute 6 sliced brown button mushroom + 1 diced onion + 1 crushed garlic till fragrant and crispy

add in 1 tsp salt and keep stirring till water from the mushroom subside

then add 2 Tbsp flour and mix all ingredients well and stir vigorously to form "roux"

roux is where the flour gets thickened and clings well with all the ingredients like a dough

pour in 2 cups of low fat milk into the pot and stir well

by this time the roux breaks up and can be seen floating in the soup

stir once and allow it to boil till the soup thickens

taste for salt and off the fire


your very own homemade mushroom soup :)

a word on mushrooms
add as many mushrooms as you like and as many varieties as you desire
you may chopped them into small pieces instead of slicing it
I was using only 6 button mushrooms as that was all I had in my fridge :)
more mushrooms give more flavor and goodness!

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