Saturday, March 28, 2015

Soya Chicken my style

This is one of my kids favourite dish, easy soya chicken. I cook this dish almost every week. Very easy to prepare and cook and extremely kid friendly.

The recipe is based on estimates. Adjust the sauce to your liking. If you don't want it sweet, use regular black soya. I prefer kicap manis.

Some like to add cornflour to thicken the sauce but i like mine without. You can add if you like.

What you need:
1 whole chicken (about 1.2kg cut into pieces)
1.5 tablespoon ginger+garlic paste
1 large carrots, cut into bite size
2 medium potatoes, cut into bite size
2 large onions, cut into rings
1 small can button mushrooms
3 tablespoons light soya sauce, adjust accordingly
6 tablespoons kicap manis, adjust accordingly
Black pepper
Some oil

What you do:
1. Fry garlic ginger paste in oil till fragrant, add 1/4 cup of water to prevent it from burning and add chicken pieces
2. Stir the chicken till they turn opaque then add the soya sauces, continue to stir and add another 1/4 cup water to cover the chicken pieces
3. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes then add the carrots,potatoes and mushroom
4. Adjust the water and soya sauce to taste
5. Cover the pot and continue to let it simmer till the potatoes and carrots are tender
6. Add the onions and continue to cook under medium heat till the onions turns soft and translucent
7. Add pepper to taste
8. Turn heat off and serve it hot with rice

Airfryer Stirfry Bittergourd

My airfryer is one of my favourite appliances in the kitchen.  If you do not owe an oven, I highly recommend that you get one for yourself.  There are many many things that you can do with it.  Apart from baking, you can also use it for stir frying.  I bought an airfryer recipe book and decided to try one of the recipe.  You will need a small baking tin for this.

Here is the recipe:

What you need:
1 large bittergourd, thinly sliced
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
prawns, de-shelled with tail on
Salt+pepper to taste
Sesame oil
Light soya sauce
Some oil

What you do:
1. Marinate bittergourd slices with a little salt,sugar and oil
2. Marinate prawns with salt, pepper, dash of light soya sauce and sesame oil, put aside
3. Put bittergourd slices in the baking tray and airfry at 200C for 3mins, stir midway
4. Scoop the slices out and put them aside
5. Spray some oil and pour beaten eggs, airfry for 3 minutes stirring the eggs midway twice
6. Remove from baking tray and scoop it together with the bittergourd slices
7. Add prawns to the baking tray and airfry for about 6mins stir midway till prawns are cooked
8. Add the bittergourd slices + eggs into tray and mix everything well
9. Continue airfrying for another 2 minutes and serve with sprinkle of black pepper