Morning everyone! After about a week fasting, I have gotten into the groove of eating early in the morning and forgetting my morning coffee, first thing when I got to my work-station! I have tried a few new recipes, but somehow I have still yet to find the sparks to make cookies for Eid!...am soooo lazy to tend to those minute creatures! I thought of making macarons, but, my MIL's would be too full to keep them...so nah....maybe I'd make them when in Ayer Baloi...the kitchen is being renovated, and I haven't a clue of how it would turn out to be....not been back for quite a while!
Saturday....it was hectic, hubs got contractors to paint the house! With loads of magazines and books and other nooks and crannies.,..the house was a total mess!...anyway....I did this and I did that, I bought this and I bought that....no, no a new handbag or something of that vice, hehe.....but....hehe....won't tell you yet...
and after daily looking and drooling at all the cooks and bakes in arah's blog, I couldn't hold myself anymore! I had to make this yesterday! It's my hubs' favourite!
4 cups Basmathi rice(about 300g, I used Jasmine's Pusa long grain)
400g topside beef ie daging lembut, daging batang pinang, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Adabi's Kurma powder, 1 tbsp Baba's Beef Curry powder
80 ml evaporated milk
2 large chopped tomatoes
1 sprig corriander leaves
1 spring curry leaves
5 1/2 cups water, I used the cup to measure the rice
1 medium onion, 5 cloves garlic, 2 inches ginger, pound uisng mortar and pestle or blend, I pounded mine
1 large onion, sliced
2 screwpine leaves
1 stalk lemongrass, lightly pound the tip
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cooking oil
1.Wash rice, drain the water and set aside.
2.Heat butter and oil, sautee sliced onions and screwpine leaves until frangrant.
3.Add the pounded onion, garlic, ginger, throw in the curry leaves and lemongrass.
4.Add in the Kurma and Curry powder which you have added a bit of water to turn them into a paste. Over medium heat sautee until dry and oil comes out.
5.Add water and evaporated milk. Add the sliced beef.Add salt and a pinch of sugar to taste.
6.Let (5) simmer and beef is about 50% cooked. Add rice, corriander leaves and chopped tomatoes.
7.I let this simmer a bit before trasferring my pot into the rice cooker.
8.Rice will be cooked after about 15 minutes.
Guess who's most excited when Raya/Eid is coming??!! My hubs!...and this year (thank God) he started early! Curtains will be changed, pictures reframed, new cushion covers...amd he's talking about new plates and saucers! In the mean time, the house look like someone has gone amok! even the monkeys are playing elsewhere, haha!