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Green Mango And Prawn Curry

  Rummaging through the vegetable compartment of my fridge today, I saw some shiny eggplants and fresh basil. My mind drawing a blank, I opened the freezer door, staring at the contents in there. Two things that instantly jumped out were frozen prawns and some beautiful frozen raw mango cubes. And idea started shaping up in my head and lunch in the form of Green Mango And Prawn Curry with steamed white rice was ready within the hour. This curry has a melting pot of influences crammed in it. With a hint of Indian and a dash of Thai, it was extremely simple to make and the flavours were to die for. I especially loved the tang of the gr... Read More >>
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Sweet Corn Ice Cream a la Singapore.

  It has been almost three years since I left Singapore and one of the things I have been craving a lot recently is their absolutely delicious sweet corn ice cream. I remember the first time I braved it. It was at a "Paaser Malam" which had sprung overnight under our HDB block. We were fascinated with all the local snacks being dished out amidst swirls of steam and a medley of teasing aromas, as we walked through the maze of tiny stalls bursting with colour and goodies.   There were massive steamers churning out sweet, steamed yellow corn, steamed fishballs on a stick and steamed beancurd skin. There was a funny lo... Read More >>
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5-minute Microwave Besan Laddoos

Besan Laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. If they are easy to make on the cooktop, imagine the ease in a microwave. Nick loves them and I have never made them for him . So, when I came across a recipe for them on this blog, I just had to try my hand at making them. I tripled the recipe and made some adjustments to the sugar and ghee quantities. All up, it took me approximately 30 minutes to make 15 fairly big, round laddoos. I also used coarse besan instead of the regular finer variety. This gave an added texture to the mithai.     MICROWAVE BESAN LADDOO Makes : 15 Preparation and Cooking Time : 30 minutes... Read More >>
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Basic Banana Muffins

Nick always rolls his eyes when I pick up a big bunch at the grocery store, he rolls his eyes even more when a few days later, he sees them going soft and speckled with black in the fruit bowl. Then I get baking and it is my turn to roll my eyes. Bananas are meant to be eaten fresh, but they are also meant to be forgotten in the fruit bowl where they achieve optimum blackness. A fact only a true baker can appreciate. From there they make their way into delicious, golden topped banana muffins. It is their destiny! This is my basic banana muffin recipe which has graced many a picnic, playgroup and breakfast get-togethers. They rise beautifull... Read More >>
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Quick Vegetarian Chowmein

This recipe is one of those cleansing, healthy fares that is perfect for a light meal. A thinner consistency would make a nice, light soup whereas as thicker consistency would serve as a side with any noodle or rice based main course. It whips up in a jiffy and is best eaten fresh, straight off the heat.     QUICK VEGETARIAN CHOWMEIN Serves : 3 Prep Time : 10 minutes Cooking Time : 10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup roughly torn green cabbage leaves 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 green capsicum, diced 1/4 cup thinly sliced spring onions 1 tsp ginger paste 2 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp MSG 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1... Read More >>
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Ham And Pineapple Pizza Muffins

    I was hit by "3-30itis" as they say it in the Campbell soup ads on telly. Severe hunger pangs I tell you! I picked up this little book called "The Muffin Bible" and started flipping pages. I have in the past experimented with a few recipes from this book and I have always had to make major modifications. The recipes have obviously been printed without testing first or have simply been scaled up or down, again without testing. But I do like the ideas that are presented in the book ... more than 100 fun combinations to make both sweet and savoury muffins can't be all that bad. This time around I was looking f... Read More >>