Author: Chai Leng

Chicken & Potato in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Serves 4; Preparation time 30 mins; Cooking time 1.5 hrs Ingredients: 700g chicken thigh fillet (or chicken pcs), cut into chunks 2 large yellow onions, peeled, halved & finely sliced 3 potatoes, peeled, cut into small chunks 2 medium tomatoes, quartered 100ml water 3 tsp salt or to taste 3 tbsp sunflower oil Ingredients to be blended into paste: 2 medium red onions, peeled, roughly cut 15-20 pcs dried chillies, deseeded & soaked for 10 mins in hot water, cut into smaller pcs 1/2 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil on medium fire. Put in sliced onions and fry till...

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Rembau Beef Curry

Traditionally, Rembau Beef Curry is not cooked with turmeric leaves but Chef Wan liked the flavor they added to the dish. He has used them in his version of the recipe.   Recipe from “Meat – Chef Wan” Serves 4-6; Preparation Time: 30 mins; Cooking Time: 90 mins Ingredients: 125 ml cooking oil (vegetable or sunflower) 2 onions, peeled and sliced 3 screwpine (pandanus) leaves, shredded and knotted 1 kg beef, lean top-side, finely sliced 750 ml coconut milk 2 pcs dried sour fruit Salt, to taste 1 tbsp sugar 55 g kerisik* 1 turmeric leaf, finely sliced Whole...

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Tomato Chicken Sambal Curry

It’s time for another curry – can’t do without some sort of curry at least once a month. Tomato Chicken Sambal is a dry curry; a little bit sweet salty and spicy sort of easy to make dry curry. 🙂 Ingredients: 1 kg chicken (thighs, wings with bones-in or 750g chicken thigh fillet) 2 large onions, peeled, halved and finely sliced 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into big chunks 3 tomatoes, de-skinned, seeds removed, quartered 2 tbsp tomato paste 3 tbsp sunflower or flavourless oil 200 ml water 1 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce) salt, to taste...

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Crumbly Peanut Butter Cookies

Crumbly Peanut Butter Cookies is exactly what it is; full of peanut butter, soft and really good. 🙂 Source: Martha Steward’s Everyday Food, March 2004 Prep: 20 mins; Total Time: 45 mins; Yield: Makes 48 Ingredients: 1½ cups crunchy peanut butter 1 cup packed light-brown sugar ½ cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter 1 large egg 1½ cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled) 1 tsp baking powder Preparation: Preheat oven to 180C. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, sugar, and butter until smooth. Beat in egg....

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Gambian Beef in Aubergine Sauce

Beef is popular The Gambia. It is relatively expensive, though, so it is usually reserved for special occasional dishes like this mildly spiced aubergine and beef stew. Recipe from “The African and Middle Eastern Cookbook” by Josephine Bacon and Jenni Fleetwood Serves 4; Preparation Time 15-20 mins; Cooking Time 70-75 mins Ingredients: 450 g stewing beef, cubed 1 tsp dried thyme 3 tbsp palm or vegetable or sunflower oil 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 4 canned plum tomatoes, chopped, plus juice 1 tbsp tomato paste (puree) ½ tsp mixed spice 1...

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