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Ayam Rendang-Chicken In Spicy Gravy

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Ayam Rendang-Chicken In Spicy Gravy
I grow up having Nasi Lemak with rendang almost every morning for breakfast as a kid back in Singapore. A very popular breakfast item enjoyed by the local Malay as well others. A plate of Nasi Lemak would cost around 5o cents served in banana leave with eggs,fried fish and many more. A great variety of choice were available for u to chose. What's actually Rendang means???Rendang is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia and is now commonly served across the country. A popular dish in Malaysia and Singapore, rendang is traditionally prepared by the Malay community during festive occasions. Rendang is made from beef (or occasionally chicken, mutton, water buffalo, duck, or vegetables like jack-fruit or cassava) slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices for several hours until almost all the liquid is gone, allowing the meat to absorb the spicy condiments which include ginger, galangal, turmeric leaf, lemon grass and …

Valakkai Varuval Masala

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Valakkai Varuval Masala
As I have mentioned in my earlier post that I have completely forgotten about preparing South Indian food for sometime. I have waken up and my kitchen is being infused with aroma of South Indian cooking for the past few days.To satisfy the urge for good South India comforting food I have prepare these delicious Valakkai Varuval Masala. As everyone knows that I'm married to a software consultant from Pollachi- famous place for the natural beauty and fresh water on the border to Kerala where coconut are widely found.The first time I taste this recipe after my marriage and MIL made these for me. She called Valakkai Meen Varval as she slice then very thinly lengthwise and it resemble fish tail part. I have add my own twist to the recipe to my taste.
Ingredients
Serving Size:4

For Masala Paste:
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 dried chillies
1tbsp curry powder
1/2tsp fennel seeds
few curry leaves
1 large tomato chopped
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/8tsp ajwa…