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Spicy Prawn Fried Rice

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Ever since my daughter starts to having prawns -preparing fried rice is very common in my kitchen. A very easy way for me to make her finish her plate in no time.As long as she filled I'm happy:)

Spicy Prawn Fried Rice
Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

1 cup leftover cooked rice
1 red onion chopped finely
1 cup cooked prawms
3 large eggs, beaten
4 small shallots, peeled
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cups finely chopped or shredded vegetables
3 red chillies
1/2tsp shrimp paste
1/2tsp sugar
chopped coriander leaves
chopped spring onions

For Sauce:
2tbsp dark soy sauce
2tbsp light soy sauce
3tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp spicy black bean paste
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
Break the overnight/leftover rice using the back of a spoon so they don’t clump together-keep aside.Coat a large skillet with cooking oil and heat over medium-high heat. Pour in eggs, reduce heat to medium-low and cook. Slide out of the pan onto a clean cutting board. When cool enough to handle chop it to bite able size and leave as…

Nutty Deep Fry Okra Masala

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Nutty Deep Fry Okra Masala
"Yucks!!!Mommy I really don't like that sticky veggie you gave me for lunch today.Pleas don't prepare the mat home anymore",used to be my 6yr old's complaint whenever I prepare okra at home. These sticky veggie happens to be my hubby's favorite and he grabs them in bulk when fresh ones arrives at Central Market. I was really trying my best get my kids enjoy orkra but was unsuccessful until I came across this particular recipe in a cookbook in the library few month back.The snaps were utterly irresistible and decide to give it a try.The complaint stopped immediately.Anything is possible when it come to to food I guess....it's always how we make them delicious and tricks to get them through the kids. Anyhow these "sticky veggie "finds it's way in kitchen twice a week and fills the tummy of the kids..

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

Marinate For Okra:
15 medium size ladies finger halved
1tsp garam masala
1tsp chillie powder
1/4…

Singapore Fish Curry

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Singapore Fish Curry
Sometime I really wonder why I'm not prepare fish as before.When it comes to fish I always remembers "Muthu Curry Restaurant " in Singapore where they sell the best Fish Head Curry.Normally the curry is brought in-front of you still bubbling away in the large clay pot .Fish head curry is a spicy curried dish made using a fish's head. The dish is peculiar to Singapore, mixing the spices of a typical South Indian fish curry with the fish head, a delicacy amongst the Chinese.Since my hubby is not fond of fish head-I'm just preparing the curry with cat-fish cubes instead.

Ingredients
Serving Size:4

1lb cat-fish cubes or red snapper
1/2 cup okra
2 eggplants
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp fenugreek seeds
5 green chillies halved lengthwise
few sprig of curry leaves
1 cup shallots halved
10 cloves of garlic crushed
1tsp thinly sliced ginger
3 tomatoes cubed
1tbsp tomato paste
2tbsp tamarind pulp
1 cup coconut milk
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tsp chilli powder
2tbsp fish curry mas…

Bhelpuri with Chick-Peas

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Bhelpuri with Chick-Peas
Ding dong and my clock showed 4pm and immediately my tummy wants to have some snack which happens almost everyday.I really want to have some comfort food available in the street in most part of India which has became very popular. Chaats!!!!I love bhel puri and never get enough of it. It is so fulfilling, yet not fattening at all. I just love the combination of fresh vegs with the sev and rice puffs. And the chutneys are so yummy. I also make the 'dates' chutney along with tamarind chutney."A plate of savoury snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or carts in India. With its origins in the northwestern state of Gujarat, chaat has become immensely popular in the rest of north India and the rest of South Asia which This is a masala, or spice mix, typically consisting of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, Kala Namak, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Always assemble bhelpuri just before you're goi…

Spinach and Mushroom Masala Omelets

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An omelet is a dish made from beaten eggs quickly cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan, sometimes folded around a filling such as cheese, vegetables or even meat. These omelet always favorite among the kids.Blending eggs with onion,tomatoes and Indian spice was kind of usual thing in my kitchen but I had some spinach laying in my freeze for quite sometime. Why not prepare spinach omelet with some mushrooms just like served in IHop but omitting the chesse with Indian masala. It was a perfect combination with curd rice and it just vanished once served.


Spinach and Mushroom Masala Omelets
Serving Size:4

Ingredients For the omelets:
2 eggs
4tsp butter
1 cup finely chopped spinach
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
dash of black pepper
1tbsp cold water
salt to taste

Preparation Method:
Melt 2 tsp. butter in a small skillet over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until golden. Lower the heat, add spinach and saute briefly, until it wilts. Set aside and drain as much liquid as possib…

Barley Vegetable Soup

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"What is wrong with these days? Have you lost interest in cooking or the frequent changes in climate is making you too lazy to cook?"These question have being pestering my mind and I'm debating against it.Even sometime I have a feeling that my kitchen in also looking upon me with these questions too.for the past few weeks I have being busy and not much into cooking at all. I just wanted to pamper myself with more homely and comforting dishes which doesn't take much of my energy and time. What's more comforting then have a bowl of healthy soup. For the first time I have experiment using barely pearls in soup and I was success this time too:)

A generous amount of spices, along with beans, barley and veggies make this soup tasty and filling and healthy. I love the taste of barley, and the addition of beans and veggies will definitely tempted anyone for a second helping.

IngredientServing Size:4

1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic minced finely
2 ribs celery, diced
2 carrots…