Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha Kai is actually pretty straightforward to make, as long as you have the right ingredients.  You start by infusing a broth with fresh, fragrant herbs such as kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal. The galangal is a key component of this soup and provides a sharp, earthy, somewhat citrusy flavor.  It is known as “kha” in Thai and is actually what the soup is named for (tom = to boil, kha = galangal, kai = chicken). INGREDIENTS 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups water 1/2...

Marinated Tuna Steak

Marinated Tuna Steak is a delicious and healthy Seafood Recipe very easy to prepare. Tuna Fish Perhaps the most common health benefit that is attributed to tuna fish is its significant impact on heart health. In terms of reducing coronary heart disease, tuna fish has very high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce omega-6 fatty acids and cholesterol in the arteries and blood vessels. Ingredients 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ...

Healthy fresh Tuna Salad

Healthy fresh Tuna Salad is often the dieter’s choice when eating out. I do sometimes make one for lunch at home but in the evening I prefer my fish warm. In any case, tuna is the one oily fish that does not preserve its Omegas as well in the tinned version. So it is a better option – albeit more expensive – to eat it fresh when you can. Ingredients  4 tuna steaks A small bag of new potatoes A punnet of cherry tomatoes – splash out on one of the really tasty variety A bag...

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce delicious and tasty sauce very famous in Malaysia for all kind of steaks, kababs, and specially satays and its different. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon groundnut oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon extra-hot chili powder 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 garlic clove, crushed 5 cm (2 inch) piece fresh root ginger, grated (unpeeled if organic) 1 red Scotch Bonnet chili, pierced 3 tablespoons crushed roasted peanuts 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon fr...

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay is a very popular recipe in Malaysia. This delicious dish is available with Peanut Sauce in all hotels in Malaysia and also available at Hotel Pelita Nasi Kandar in Chennai Ingredients: 800 gm Chicken 8 Garlic flakes 4 tsp Coriander 4 tsp Brown sugar 1 tbsp Black pepper 1/2 Cup shoyu 1 Ginger 2 tbsp Lime juice 6 tbsp Oil 1/2 cup fresh coriander (chopped) Method: Mix lime juice, chopped garlic, coriander, black pepper, ginger and brown...

Pad Thai Chicken Noodles

Pad Thai Chicken Noodles healthy and easy Thai Recipe. The great thing about Pad Thai Chicken Noodles is that it doesn't take much prep time at all. You just boil the noodles, cook the chicken, whisk together. Ingredients for Pad Thai Chicken Noodles 8 ounces Thai rice noodles, linguine width, available at Asian/Chinese stores 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch wide strips Marinade for the chicken: 1 tablespoon corn starch disolved in 5 tablespoons soy sauce 4...

Gaeng Dang Gai (Red Chicken Curry)

Red Curry Chicken or Gaeng Dang Gai as it is known in Thailand is made with dried chillies which is why this dish is milder in flavor than the famous green curry. This is a popular Thai dish where the fragrant and aromatic flavor is brought out with the correct mix of spiciness from the curry paste, the richness of the coconut milk, the sweetness of the palm sugar and the saltiness of the fish sauce. Ingredients: * 3 Maryland chicken fillets (sliced) * 80-90g red curry paste * ...

VEGETABLE PULAO (SABZI)

VEGETABLE PULAO (SABZI) is an Indian delicious rice recipe easy to cook and healthy lunch goes good with onion raitha. Ingredients 2 cups - Basmati Rice 1 - Onions 3 tbsp - Ghee 1 - Carrots, cut into cubes 1 - Potatoes, cut into cubes 1/2 cup - Peas 1 cup - Cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tbsp - Cashewnuts 1 tbsp - Raisins Salt To Taste 1 Pinch - Turmeric powder Grind to Paste: 1 Inch - Ginger 5 - Garlic cloves 1 - Onions 3 - Green chillies 2 - Cinnamon sticks 3 - Cloves ...

Asian Grilled Vegetable Salad

This grilled Asian vegetable salad is a hit at all summer barbecues. Made with fresh eggplant, tomatoes, green pepper, and a selection of herbs, it is a great choice for an alternative to your usual salads and side dishes. On the plus side, it’s an easy salad to prepare when you all ready have your grill ready to go, and want to serve your guests something healthy and delicious with their meal. The salad itself originates from the flavor styling and cuisines of central Asia. Overall, it is...

Bibimbap Korean

Bibimbap is one of my favorite Korean dishes. In Korean restaurants, it is usually served in a stone pot/bowl where the rice at the bottom sticks to the stone and creates a crunchy layer. Since I don’t have a stone bowl at home, I usually prepare it just in a regular bowl. As much as I like the crunchy part, for some reason, I think that the homemade Bibimbap tastes much better than the restaurant one. I think one of the reasons the homemade one tastes so good is because I’ve found a real...

Burmese Falooda

Falooda  Falooda is one of the favorite drinks we grew up with. There are different versions in different countries but below is the version we make back home in Burma. Although we don’t use rose syrup (mostly because we don’t get it there) I’m using it here because it is easier to make and I like the taste of it. In USA, you can easily get rose syrup in Indian or Pakistani stores. Back home, we use liquid rose essence, sugar and red food coloring instead of the rose syrup. This is a fun ...

Agar Agar

Description Made from several types of seaweed, agar agar is a great vegetarian alternative to gelatine. A natural gelling agent, this thickener is made from red seaweed. It is used throughout the world and is sold in a form of a powder that is mixed with water to make a gelling agent. Sold as strips or powder, it is a white semi-translucent substance, commonly known as vegetarian gelatin. It is often used to make jellies, puddings and custard. It is mainly used as an ingredient in desse...

Agar Agar Hibiscus Mint

Agar Agar is a gelatinous substance made from seaweed. A natural gelling agent, this thickener is made from red seaweed. It is used throughout the world and is sold in a form of a powder that is mixed with water to make a gelling agent. Sold as strips or powder, it is a white semi-translucent substance, commonly known as vegetarian gelatin. It is often used to make jellies, puddings and custard. It is mainly used as an ingredient in desserts. It is also a vegetarian substitute to gelat...

Mushroom Fried-rice

Ingredients: Jeerak Samba Rice/Jeera Rice (short-grained, fragrant rice used in Chinese cooking) – 3 cups Onions – 2 nos (medium-sized; finely chopped) Button Mushrooms – 250 gms (washed and sliced) Ginger – 2″ long piece; finely chopped/minced Garlic – 8-10 pods; minced/crushed (alter to suit your taste) Green Chillies – 2-3 nos (or as much as you like; finely chopped) Spring Onion Shoots – 15-20 nos (chopped to 1/2″ pieces) Soy-sauce – 1 tbsps Chilli-sauce (optional) –...

Atho Burmese Noodles

Atho is an delicious and famous Noodles in Burmese Cuisine and it is introduced by the Burmese refugees who return from Burma. And it is available at street side mobile restaurants  near Burma Bazaar in Paris Corner, Redhills and Vyarsarpadi  Chennai. Ingredients:  Egg Noodle                                              250gm Onion                                                         2 nos. finely sliced Cabbage / Lettuce / Iceberg            1 cup each finely julienned Chilly f...


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