Food, Recipes from the Heart, Uncategorized

Bubur Masjid on Thermomix 6

It’s Ramadhan and it’s also #circuitbreakersg which means mosques are still closed and you can’t get your Bubur masjid fix. Deal with your cravings and make it yourself, all in one pot especially if you have a Thermomix 6.

Ingredients:

200g beef chuck, cubed

400g water

80g red onion

30g garlic 

20g ginger

1 stalk lemongrass, white part

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp black pepper

80g vegetable oil

1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

1 piece cinnamon stick

1 piece star anise

3 pieces cardamom

5 pieces clove

1 piece sup bujut Adabi

200g jasmine rice, washed and drained

Half can of sweet corn

Half can of peas

600g water + 300g

200g coconut milk

1 tsp salt

For garnishing:

Egg omelette

Spring onions and chinese parlsey, chopped

Fried shallots

Method:

1. Prepare beef beforehand. Add beef pieces and water into mixing bowl and boil for 30 mins/ 98 deg/ speed 1/ reverse. Set aside beef and reserve the water for later.

2. Add onions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, turmeric powder, coriander seeds, cumin sees, black pepper and vegetable oil into a clean mixing bowl and blend for 10 secs/ speed 10.

3. Scrape down the sides and repeat again for 10 sec/ speed 10.

4. Add ghee and whole spices to the previously blended ingredients and saute 5 mins / 100deg/ Varoma/ reverse.

5. Add in sup bunjut, rice, peas, sweet corn, coconut milk, prepared beef and reserved water, together with 600g water and slow cook for 60 mins/ 95 deg.

6. Meanwhile, prepare the egg omelette by beating 2 eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Line the Varoma tray with baking paper and pour the egg mixture in.

7. Once the porridge is ready, add in the remaining 300g water and salt into the mixing bowl, then place the Varoma tray on top and cook for 15 mins/ Varoma/ speed 1/ reverse.

8. Carefully remove the Varoma tray and cut the eggs into thin strips. Set aside. Pour the porridge into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onions, chinese parsley, fried shallots and the omelette, and serve hot.

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Food, Love, Musings, Recipes from the Heart

Beef Stew with Focaccia

It’s day 9 of Ramadhan and somehow I’ve taken over my mum’s kitchen for good. I’m enjoying this gap year very much – taking photos, cooking, experimenting with new recipes, traveling – basically doing a lot of what I love. I’ve lasted seven months of freelancing thus far and life seems great right now. Alhamdulillah, the doors of rizq (wealth/earnings – there doesn’t seem to be an apt English word for it) are always open. I cannot thank Him enough for His bountiful blessings on me and my family.

I have been cooking a lot this Ramadhan, except for the days I am forced to iftar outside, I’m practically in the kitchen. It helps that HalalFoodHunt lets me hone my photography skills and develop recipes from the comforts of my home. If you’re wondering what this HalalFoodHunt is, click on it and check it out. You won’t regret it, well, unless you’re still fasting at this time of the day ’cause all you’ll see are food, food and more food.

This is my first time making this stew, and I’m pretty stoked by the results. I read up on a few recipes, mainly Jamie Oliver’s, Nigella as well as At Home with Magnolia Bakery. Since I’ve been under-utilizing my cookbooks, I forced myself to use the one from Magnolia Bakery. I altered the recipe here and there in terms of method but the ingredients are pretty much the same. The recipe calls for red wine but for obvious reasons, I switched it with chicken stock instead. I served the stew with some homemade focaccia bread and they were a hit with my mum and brother. Speaking of which, I think I’ll put up the recipe for the focaccia up soon.

Beef Stew (Adapted from At Home with Magnolia)

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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons olive oil

One large red onion, diced

Three shallots, finely sliced

Half a knob of garlic, chopped

300g premium beef, cubed

2 heap tablespoons of plain flour

1 tablespoon of paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

One carrot, diced

One celery stick, diced

One can of chopped pomodoro tomatoes

One tablespoon tomato paste

One cube of chicken stock

Three medium sized russet potatoes, cut into chunks

 

Method:

  1. In a deep pot, heat up oil on a medium heat.
  2. Sautee onion and shallots till fragrant. Add in garlic.
  3. In a bowl, rub in flour, paprika, salt and pepper with the meat. Ensure all of the meat is coated.
  4. Add in the meat with all of the remaining flour mixture into the pot. Fry all sides of the meat.
  5. After the meat has browned, add in carrots and celery, and mix well.
  6. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, and 2 cups of water into the pot.
  7. Simmer on low heat for 2 hours, remember to stir constantly.
  8. Add in potatoes and continue to cook for another half and hour, stirring every now and then.
  9. Serve with bread or on a bed of rice.

 

 

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