Spicy Prawn Masala (Eral Thokku) & Panch Phoron Recipes

Besides the staple Chinese meals, the 3 most popular cuisines my family enjoys on frequent basis are Indian, Italian and Japanese (not in order of preferences). However, when it comes to cooking Indian, Valerie still has a long way to go so the task of preparing Indian meals falls solely upon me whenever the spice … Continue reading

Biryani Recipe (Part 2) – Spiced Rice Is Nice!

The difference between Biryani and Pulao (Pilaf in English) is that in pulao, the Basmati rice is usually cooked in the meat/vegetable seasoned broth. Depending on the local cuisine, pulao may also contain dried fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Overall, pulao uses lesser amount of spice mix as compared to a biryani dish and the … Continue reading

Biryani Recipe (Part 1) – Chicken Masala

Ever since the visit to our local fishery port, I have lots of fish in my freezer. Hee had requested Indian-styled fried fish this night, and it would be my first attempt at cooking it. Vanessa, “I want the biryani you cooked for us in Melbourne.” It’s been 4 years since I’ve cooked biryani but … Continue reading

Ministry Of Rojak By Abdhus Salam Rojak

We had Penang food for lunch that afternoon and looking around, I was amused by a signboard “Ministry of Rojak”. I had thought the shop to be selling music CDs (somehow the name brought to mind, Ministry of Sound) or different types of salad since rojak, to me, means “chap pa lang” (a bit of … Continue reading