Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ready gravy butter chicken Masala

Quick fix dinner for my curry lover son.  Upon first try he loves it so so much, so as my hubby.  We'll be back for more ....
ingredient :
1 packet butter chicken masala (ready gravy - house brand)
300g chicken fillet  (cut into cube)
dashes of pepper salt
2g chilli powder
dashes of cajun powder
20g butter
50ml multi purpose cream or fresh cream
*Optional : cooked potoatoes cube
method :
1. marinate chicken, pepper salt, chilli powder and cajun powder for 20 mins
2. heat butter in corning ware and stir fry the chicken cube till half cooked
3. add in the ready gravy, cube potatoes and simmer until chicken is cooked
4. Add in cream, mix well and cook for another 3 mins.  Serve.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Black vinegar pork

I love the taste and fragance of black vinegar pork. Felt so achieving for my very first time cooking this dish. Can compete with those selling outside or better.  Never expect it's an easy making, no real measurement. Just mere estimation only.
Ingredient :
350g Lean Meat (cut into 2" cube)
1 pc palm size ginger(scrap clean with knife. half portion, thickly slice the balance smash)
2tbsp black sesame oil
375ml chan kong thye black sweet rice vinegar
375ml water
1 pc gula melaka (approx 100g)
Method :
1. Boil the meat in hot water and drain to set aside
2. Stir fry ginger with sesame oil till fragrance, using tanyu or claypot
3. Add vinegar and water to boil. 
4. Add in gula melaka and stir till melt
4. Finally put in the meat and eggs
4. Cook in small fire for abt 1 hr

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Char Siew 叉烧

Having some fun with AF'ing.  Quite an easy make.  Just marinate and grill it.

approx 500g Twee meat
3 Tbsp Lee Kum Kee char siew sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce
3 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp five spice powder
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 tsp sesame seed oil

season meat for 2-3 hours
Using grill pan AF 180c 25 -30 mins.  every 5 mins brush meat with the left over sauce and turn meat for even grill.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sio Bak 烧肉

I never thought I could made this.  The entire preparation took me 2 days.  Eating it was so easy and fast.  crispy crispy.

approx 350-400g pork belly (go for less fat (

Dry Rub (mix)
salt 1 tbsp or less
white pepper 1 tsp
five spice powder 1 tsp

For brushing
Vinegar 1 tbsp
sea salt

1. cleaned pork belly, light wash.   Remove fats nd hair that's visible.

2. Cook pork belly in water for around 10 - 15 mins.  Remove from water and let the white meat air dry on a small rack.  This is to drain away the excess water.   can keep it there for about 2 hrs.

3. Use the fish scaler and pricked as many small holes as possible.  Apply some vinegar or squeeze lemon juice all over the skin.

4.  Marinate the pork with the dry rub   Put the meat in a box and leave it in the fridge for next day use.

5. Finally out from the fridge into the AF using the grill pan.  Brush some vinegar and follow by rub salt on the skin.  AF 180c for 30 mins.  after re brush the vinegar on the skin and do another 30 mins or till golden

* make sure skin face up with roast

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

AF Portugese Egg Tart

This recipe has been very popular among the Philips air fryer group.  I've tried many times and this is a real keeper.  Thought it will be nice to keep the recipe here, for easy reference in future.  Apologies that I forgot to note down the origjnal source of the recipe.

10 PH ready to use Tart crust
50g sugar
150ml water
2 eggs
40ml milk

1.  In a bowl boil sugar in water till dissolve and let it cool down.  using microwave high 1 -2 mins

2. Poke hole on the egg she'll with fork AF @ 180c 5-7 mins

3.In a bowl, whisk egg.  Add in sugar syrup and fresh milk.  Mix well.

4. I use 2 handheld siever to sieve the egg mixture.

5. Pour egg mixture to about 90% full, as the mixture will absorb into the crust.  Therefor pour slowly.

6.  AF @ 180c 15 - 20 mins

7. Another 5 mins @ 200c, to have charred.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nutella Brownie

Got 1 bottle of Nutella in the house instead of going into waste, saw this post from Esther Tho immediately took out all my stuff and start my 2nd baking today.

The aroma of Nutella filled my kitchen.

Ingredient :
1 cup Nutella (I used 1 bottle of 375g instead)
1 egg
1/2 cup flour (sieved)

In a large bowl, pour in all the Nutella, follow by egg.  Lastly add in the sieved flour and give it good mix.

The texture should be thicken.  Pour mixture into the desired baking tray,  spread it well and evenly. (no need to grease tray)

Bake @ 175c 30 - 35 mins

I'm okay with sweetness, a bit hard after the bake.  We prefer soft texture better.  I reheat in microwave for 20 sec to have a slightly soft and chewy texture before eating with my Baskin Robin chocolate brownie ice cream.  👍yummy.

Personally I misses my best brownie more.  Hope to make them soon ....

Fudge Brownie - Betty Crocker

Fudge Brownie Mix , bake@ 175c