Monday, October 26, 2015

Chicken and Pumpkins Curry

This recipe is a hit among my family members.  Mula2,  aku nampak this blogger,  cafedelites,  on IG.  Gambar2 dia memang lawa sangat.  Tengah scroll down,  tiba2 ternampak la her curry chicken.  Peh! terus jatuh hati.  Kebetulan aku beli sebijik pumpkin besar from tesco online (yes,  aku suka shopping kat tesco online).  So,  apa lagi,  terus la aku masak this dish.  Sedap sangat sampai hubby requested  the same dish the next day. 



2-3 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
2 large onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
1 whole chicken,  cut into 20 pieces
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons curry paste
1 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
4 cups (600g) ready diced Butternut squash/pumpkin
200g green beans, trimmed
500ml can coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves, green chilies to serve


1. Heat the ghee (or coconut oil) in a large pan/skillet on high heat. Sauté the onion and carrot until the onion becomes soft and transparent. Add the chicken and fry until just beginning to brown. Add the garlic, curry paste and garam masala (if using), stirring together quickly to blend in the heat of the pan for about a minute until fragrant.

2. Add the butternut pieces and green beans; keep cooking while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir the coconut milk and water through the ingredients and bring to a simmer.

3. Reduce heat to low; add in the sugar and salt to your taste (I use about 1 teaspoon), and continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the pumpkin pieces have softened. (If you prefer a creamier pumpkin curry sauce, simmer for 5-10 minutes longer until the pumpkin has completely melted through the sauce. YUM.Serve over cauliflower rice (or rice of your choice).

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mackerel in Tomato Sauce

Memang dah lama aku nak beli electric pressure cooker tapi rasa macam sayang duit nak spend so much on a pressure cooker.  Tapikan,  without pressure cooker,  I need to spend so much time kat dapur.  Sometimes,  penat sangat.  Ye la,  rebus daging or tulang berjam2 nak tunggu empuk.  So, malas nak pikir panjang,  aku pun beli je noxxa. 

Initially nak beli Phillips,  sebab cheaper kalau beli on Lazada.  Tapi pot Phillips smaller,  6Litre. Noxxa bigger,  8Litre. Alasan yg tak berapa kukuh untuk. beli. Noxxa,  tapi beli jugak.  hahaha.. 

Angway,  aku dapat je noxxa,  terus rasmikan by cooking sup ekor.  Then semalam, aku buat mackerel in tomato sauce sebab ada fresh fish. We went back to Terengganu last weekend.  Tu yang rajin nak buat mackerel in tomato sauce. 

Mackerel in Tomato Sauce

2kg kembung/mackerel  or boleh guna sardine,  cleaned,  buang kepala
2 bijik bwg besar
5 ulas bawang putih
2 inci halia
1 can kimball tomato paste
1 cup kimball chili sauce
2 bijik tomato - diced
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp salt

1. blend bwg besar,  bwg putih and halia.
2. panaskan 4-5 tbs minyak,  tumis bahan blend sampai garing.  masukkan tomato yg dah diced,  tomato paste,  chili sauce,  garam dan gula
3. masukkan ikan dan sauce ke dalam periuk noxxa.. cook for 75 mins under high pressure.