Story 1 :
This morning when I was having my breakfast with a big mug of coffee, I smiled because I can't help recalling Amelia's entry about her boss and the kopi-o. But one thing about you Amelia, that I must salute is that, you have the power to make your boss 'vanish'! Haha.. ini siapa yang boss sebenarnya!
Story 1 :
I've just finished reading IMAN SURAYA ( InsyaAllah I will write the synopsis in my other blog soon), another lovely Malay novel written by my favourite writer Areila Sahimi. I like her way of writing and so far, I've read 3 of her books. Yess Boss will be next. Will pay the bookstore a visit soon! Meanwhile, I've started reading Pretty Women by Fern Michaels. I think it's gonna be an interesting book to read. Just read like a few 10 pages, and I can feel the heat already! Hahaha...
Last August, my hubby was introduced to Nasi Arab at Saba Restaurant in Cyberjaya by his friends. My goodness, the first time we dined there, we were like addicted to the food. It was so delicious that we kept coming back for more. And during Ramadhan, we made so many trips there.
So last week, I said to myself, why not I just try and google for the recipe and wallah, I hit the jackpot when I landed at Sister Zainab's lovely blog. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. I appreciate it very much.
When I served the set for dinner, I didn't expect hubby and Syahmi to enjoy them as the Saba Restaurant's rice is much better. It's not the recipe to be blamed but it is totally me, I made a few mistakes along the way. But nevertheless, to me, I am quite satisfied with the rice. When I asked hubby to comment, he said,"Nasi mama ni sedap, tapi tak sesedap Saba la, tapi sedap" (Mama's rice is nice but not as nice as Saba, but still it's nice). That's the main reason why MamaFaMi never stops trying! My hubby will not condemn my cooking but gave me full support. Thank you dearest....
So here, I present you my not-as-nice-as-Saba-Restaurant's Mandy!
MANDY (SPICY CHICKEN AND RICE)
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Zainab
1 chicken cut into 4 pieces
2 teaspoons mandy mix spice
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups basmati rice
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped and removes all the seed
4 whole cardamom pods
6 whole cloves
6 black peppercorns
4 1/2 cups water or chicken stock
1. Rub spice and salt al over the chicken, place it in a pan, cook chicken uncover until tender and brown about 40 minutes.
2. Sauté onion with butter until tender and brown, add whole spices, salt, rice, water, stir, boil then add chopped tomato, simmer cover, cook on a very low heat for 20 minutes.
3. Serve it with green salad or yogurt with cucumber and mint.
Homemade Mandy Mix Spice
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Meedo via Zainab
2 tablespoons cardamom pods
2 tablespoons cloves
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 whole nutmeg
1 tablespoon deride ginger*
4 bay leaves
Blend or process spices together until finely crushed using an electric grinder.
*Deride ginger (Powdered ginger):is ground spice made from ginger dried root.
Have a nice day!