Saturday, August 18, 2018

Som Tum Salad /Green papaya salad

Shireennnnn Sequeira (Ruchik Randhap ) this one is for you...coz I really think you will be the only one who will see this post ..😂😂 posting after 4 years ..can you believe it ...

This is a just a test post may never know next post maybe in the year 2020 😅 I have even forgotten how this blogging thing works ...

My love for Thai cuisine started in Bahrain because of my very talented Nalini aunty ... Who could whip up an amazing spread of Tom Yum Soup Thai chicken green curry and Jasmine rice within 30 minutes... This is when I realised that Thai food is one of my most favourite cuisine and everytime I try to recreate the same flavors in my kitchen ...this was also when I realised my love towards fish sauce ....omg just love fish sauce ...have I told ...I loooooveeee fish sauce ....yes I do .... I may run out of sugar ...but never fish sauce .

My favorite Thai restaurant in Bangalore is Benjarong in Ulsoor  road ....but Misu in St Mark's road serves the best Som Tum salad and is extra spicy 🤤

I was able to recreate one of the best Som Tum salad in my kitchen ( even better than Misu ) thanks to Pailin from Hot Thai Kitchen ...I have omitted dried shrimp in the recipe

Recipe source: hot-thai-kitchen

. 2cups green papaya julienned
.4 Thai Red Chillies
. 3 cloves of garlic
.2 tbsp jaggery
.3 long beans cut into pieces
.2 tbsp fresh lime juice
.3tsp tamarind juice
.2 tbsp fish sauce
.4 tbsp roasted peanuts
.few cherry tomatoes or one whole tomato chopped

. Pound garlic and thai red chillies in the mortar and pestle.
. Add jaggery to the about mixture and mash till the jaggery dissolves
. Add long beans and crush a little now add roasted peanuts .
. Mix in lime juice, tamarind juice and fish sauce and mix well .
. Now add green papaya and tomatoes and mix..sprinkle roasted peanuts on top
( For crispier papaya soak in ice cold water and drain and absorb excess liquid using kitchen towel)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Alana - Project Lavonne

Wish you very happy birthday Alana......Miss you a lot.....We miss your 'No".......We miss your "Akkaaaaa"....We miss your "paaaaaaa"......above all we miss "Mimi"

I had made a fondant cake for my niece Alana for her first birthday....and that was a very terrifying experience....I remember mentioning in that post...never to work with fondant ever most of the things I say....I was wrong again, but I have to say that this was an amazing experience compared to last time...and for that I have to thank my teacher Joonie Tan from Lavonne Baking Academy.......she made me fall in love with Novelty cakes.

Joonie Tan teaches novelty cakes and cupcakes at Lavonne....and she is drop dead awesome....her talent is have to see it to believe it (visit 180 Degree Celsius )..... She is an awesome teacher with loads of patience (she will answer every silly question we throw at her) and a perfectionist and I just cannot wait to attend all her classes ....I know I have a lot more to improve ...but I will be very happy if I am at least half as good as Joonie...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Veg Noodles

My mom makes the best egg/veg noodles....yes she does...I have never had better noodles even at any of the best Chinese restaurants in Bangalore (not exaggerating)

  Moms noodles were pretty popular in college.........I remember taking it to college one day,and my friend Vidhya just could not wait to open it at lunch time.......we opened the lunch box eagerly,we just had two bites and to our horror the whole box toppled and fell on the floor..........I can still remember Vidhya's expression ,it was like the biggest disaster ever.........Both of us were just staring at the noodles on the floor,we were mourning for it...........For a minute I thought Vidhya might just pick it from the floor........Thank god she did not :)

  • 2 packets egg or plain noodles
  • 2 medium carrots (finely sliced)
  • 1/4 kg beans (finely chopped)
  • 1 capsicum (finely sliced)
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp soya sauce or more
  • 1/4 cup spring onion (chopped)
  • 3 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 eggs (optional)
  1. Heat water in a big vessel,when water comesto boil,add salt and 1 tsp oil.Drop the noodles into the boiling water and cook till almost done or should I say Al dente like the Italians say.(the quality of the noodle matters a lot,I have used a local brand noodles,its works out perfect for me)
  2. Pour the water and noodles into a large strainer and drain all the water.Place the noodles under running water to cool it down and stop the cooking process.Place this aside.
  3. In a vessel place carrot ,beans and capsicum and less than 1/4 cup water and salt.Cook the vegetable until almost done.(This is not how its done in restaurants,in Chinese restaurants the flame is 20 times more powerful than the house flame,vegetable get cooked fast there,but I prefer my veggies well done,if you have noticed in restaurants ,the veggies in the noodles are usually under cooked,you can skip this step if you want to ,cook the veggies on high flame)
  4. Place a wok on high flame,add 1/2 tbsp oil,when hot fry the cooked veggies for a minute,sprinkle little pepper and salt ,remove from wok and keep aside.
  5. Add oil to wok and fry the noodles in 3 batches adding soya sauce,pepper,salt and vinegar.
  6. Place all the noodles on one side of the wok,add oil and break eggs ,add little salt and pepper and scramble the eggs.Mix in the vegetable ,beans sprouts and noodles.Stir for 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle spring onion.
  8. Serve with chilli chicken or Prawn in garlic sauce

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