Well, just the other week while trying to figure out what I want to do with the 1/4 piece of pumpkin in the fridge, I figured why don’t I come up with a recipe myself this time instead of hunting the web looking for what others have done. Growing up, mom never really featured pumpkin in the dining table much, so I had to actually come up with something somewhat novel, and I did – here I present to you – pumpkin omelette recipe, created by yours truly.
ingredients – pumpkin, eggs, garlic, cilantro
The dish is fairly easy to create, requiring simple ingredients and takes about 15 minutes or so to prepare and cook. Take a look at the video embedded below.
1/4 small pumpkin, cut into chunks
3 eggs, beat em up
a bunch of cilantro, remove stems
4-5 bulb of garlic, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoon cooking oil
cut pumpkin into bite size and steam them for 10 minutes
once done, heat up frying pan with cooking oil
fry garlic until fragrant, then add the steamed pumpkin
next add egg, and cilantro
add some salt & pepper if you wish
fry till egg is about 80% cooked through, remove and serve
sweet and savory egg dish
The result is a sweet and savory dish that turned out very delicious. Not sure if anyone else make it this way but do feel free to try it! I reckon you’ll be surprised 🙂
Well well well, here we are in another Covid 19 additional lock down measures, which for many of us, means more working from home, and best of all, cooking from home. So, allow me to share this simple recipe of stir fry long bean with dried shrimp and cilipadi, a dish that has a bit of kick, and perhaps satisfy some of the necessary nutrient requirements for your body.
a bunch of long bean, cut to 2 inches chunks
6-12 cilipadi, chopped
2-3 tablespoon of dried shrimp, chopped finely, or mashed if you have pastel n mortar
3-4 bulb garlic, choppeed
1 tablespoon fish sauce, or alternatively, a pinch of salt
1-2 tablespoon cooking oil
heat up cooking oil, start frying cilipadi, dried shrimp, and garlic till fragrant
add long bean, fry until appropriate doneness (2-3 minutes at most)
shake some fish sauce in the last 30 seconds or so
serve while hot!
You can always use a less potent type of chili, or skip it altogether if you can’t handle hotness, which.. is a shame, really.
Hello, guess it’s time to share another one of our experimental recipes, this time – fried pumpkin with salted egg yolk.
pumpkin with salted egg, steamed pomfet
We originally stumbled upon this dish at a restaurant in Klang, and since it was quite an eye, or taste bud opener, I decided to re-create the same thing in our own kitchen. The result was pretty decent. So if you want to try something perhaps a little different at home, this recipe should fit the bill.
pumpkin, curry leave, chili padi, flour, salted egg
Ingredients (2-3 pax):
half a small pumpkin
1 salted egg yolk (2 shown is pic, overkill)
4-5 chili padi
half cup flour
dash of salt to taste
enough cooking oil for deep frying
deep frying pumpkin is the first step
cut pumpkin into bite size slices and coat them in flour
heat up oil & deep fry pumpkin till golden brown
crush salted egg yolk with a spoon
heat up 2 spoon of cooking oil and fry egg yolk till fragrant
add pumpkin, then curry leaves & chili padi
add salt to taste (if need to) – done!
then fry everything with salted egg, done!
The version in the picture has a bit too much cooking oil to it, so with a little less oil it should be perfect, happy cooking!
Brinjal is one of my favorite fruit/vegetable (whatever you want to call it), and today I want to share with you a quick and simple way of preparing this all time favorite – fried brinjal Chinese style, with ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen pantry.
brinjal, dark soya sauce, sugar, mini bell pepper, garlic, pepper
one purple brinjal (chopped in bite size)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon salt cooking oil
1/2 cup water
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper
small bell pepper (optional)
1/2 bulb of garlic, peeled and cut
this fry brinjal dish is done within 5 minutes
heat up frying pan and oil
put in garlic & miniature bell pepper, fry till fragrant
add brinjal, fry for a minute
add water, sugar, dark soya sauce
cover frying pan and let it steam for a couple minutes
add salt & pepper to taste
serve while hot
vege, fish and soup makes for a complete meal
My main purpose penning this entry is so that I can refer to this when I want to re-create this dish in the future. Eat well and start cooking!
Today I want to share a very simple recipe, and with an ingredient that you can probably plant on your garden, or even in a pot on your balcony at home – basil!
Remember the home made ghetto sous vide solution? Well, we made more beef from the session than we can eat and kept them in fridge, so the natural thing to do for the next day was to use it to cook something instead of having cold steak, enter fried beef with basil.
beef with basil recipe
2 tablespoon dark soya sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soya sauce
2 tablespoon cooking oil
200 gram beef – thinly sliced (raw beef is fine too)
one bunch of basil leaves
1/2 bulb of garlic, chopped
chili padi (optional)
3 types of greens from this pic were from our garden
heat up cooking oil and fry garlic till fragrant
throw beef and basil, stir, and then all other ingredients, stir for a couple minutes
This is literally one of the simplest recipes, tastes great and goes really well with steamed rice. Have fun cooking, and get started on growing some of your own food! In the picture above, the radish, long bean, and basil were from our garden.