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Today is my LAZY DAY and I hate it when this 'virus' hits me. Makes me feel helpless, hopeless and all the 'less' that you can think of! After a very simple breakfast which is jemput-jemput, sat with hubby in the TV room watching golf, eventhough I know nothing about golf!!! Just want to keep him company but not for long because after about 20 minutes...the TV was watching me...sleeping...hahaha! What a way to enjoy your Saturday morning in Malawi! What's more, the weather today is so it's not totally my fault that I doze off...huhuhu!

Luckily after the nap and after browsing in the net for about 1/2 hour, I felt quite refresh. Maybe the 'virus' is allergic to the recipe websites! Huhuhu! So for lunch today, I made Briyani Rice and Beef Briyani. Followed the recipe from my recipe book. It's Kak Noha's recipe. Both of them...Whatever I'm writing here is based on what I cooked just now. The amount maybe very little because I'm just cooking this for lunch. Dinner...well...we'll see about that when the time comes!


Ingredients :

2 cups rice
1 chicken cube
enough water
salt to taste
1 inch of cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 cardamon
1 teaspoon margarine
enough cooking oil
1/2 onion ~ sliced
1 small garlic ~pounded
a bit of ginger ~ pounded
1 1/2 teaspoons Briyani powder
1/2 cup milk

Method :

1. Wash rice and put enough water like cooking white rice.
2. Crush in the chicken cube into the rice. Add enough salt. Let it boil.
3. When it has started to boil, heat a bit of oil and margarine in a small pot.
4. Add in the spices and the sliced onion. Fry till brown.
5. Add in the pounded ginger and garlic.
6. Add in the Briyani powder and mix well.
7. Pour into the boiling rice.
8. Add in fresh milk, stir well and let the rice cook.
9. Garnish with fried sliced onion.

Last edited 28/9/2006 : I'm sorry about the photo, as it does not go along with the recipe. I can't seem to locate the beef briyani photo, so I'll just paste the chicken briyani photo that I made recently. kira halallah ye...

Ingredients :

300g tender beef ~ boiled till tender
4 shallots ~ pounded
1 garlic ~ pounded
1/2 inch ginger ~ pounded
1 inch of cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 cardamon
a bit of star anise
4 teaspoons (heap) Briyani powder
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
salt to taste
zeal (monosodium glutamate) ~ optional
3/4 cup fresh milk

Method :

1. Heat oil and margarine and add in the spices and pounded ingredients. Fry till fragrant.
2. Put in the briyani powder. Add the beef stock if any. Otherwise just add a bit of water so that it won't be too dry.
3. Add in the beef.
4. Add in tomato sauce, salt and zeal.
5. Finallly add in fresh milk and let it cook.

Note :
Actually you may add boiled potato and tomato...I forgot, maybe because I'm not fully recovered from the 'virus' attack! Huhuhu...excuses!!!

After I'm done with the cooking, it's time for snapping photos. Earlier on, I read a comment from Azhar, giving me the tips as how to go about taking shots. So I gave it a try...and wallah.....I am quite pleased with myself! From there, I got carried away snapping here and there. Just whatever came across, I just snap...because people say...practise makes here's some of my 'artwork'...huhuhuu....and to Azhar...thanks a lot for the tips...appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

My improved (if I may say that!) version of my ol' cute camera photos....what do you think?


Arthritis :
Take 1 part honey to 2 parts of luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes withing a minute or two. Or arthritis patients may daily, morning and night, take one cup of hot water with 2 spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research done at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of 1 tablespoon honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain. be continued...

Words to inspire you...
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside
~ Mark Twain

Ceritamu ceritaku...
Kak Liza >> Huhuhu...ada-ada je la akak nih.....
Phalinn Ooi >>
~~ Honey memang bagus Phalinn...huhuhu...mama la pulak dah jadi doktor nih!
~~ Baliklah bercuti di Malaysia Phalinn..jangan diikut hati yang luka. Famili kan ada...dan makanan pun banyak...boleh makan puas-puas okay!
~~ Dah goreng makaroni nanti, bolehlah tepek gambar ek...teringin gak mama nak tengok orang bujang ni punya makaroni goreng...
Steve Troy >> Sorry sorry! Huhuhu....
Jeff®i @ FM0666>> Tu la pasal...dah ter'short' ingredients...tapi makan je la....hehehe...
Mate >>
~~ Ha ah, Alia bagi mama canned peach sampai satu tin besar. Lepas ni, kerja menu peach je la sampai peach habis! Huhuhu....
~~ So then it's true la eh...that my sliced cobbler really look nice in the photo...hehehe..idaklah mama perasan sensorang rupanya yek..actually I am VERY pleased with that shot. Huhuhu...sendiri tangkap sendiri pujila...maklumlah, orang baru belajar kannnn...I think I use macro sebab ada keluar kat screen camera tu, mama just tekan kat situ. Ye la kot agaknya...sebenornya kan...mama pun blur gak amende lah macro macro ni....
~~ Aiks..Mate pun berkenan kat gambar kambing Shrek ni eh...ciloklah Mate....mama pun cilok jugak...huhuhu....
~~Amboi...siap boleh buat tuju-tuju resipi la pulak budak ni! Huhuhu...kelakarnya. Shian kat Hafidz eh...mama ingat tadi nak buatkanlah juga caramel gula hangus tu, tapi dah di'serang' penyakit tak jadilah buat.
~~ Announcement : Girlfriend wanted. Syaratnya pandai buat Caramel Gula Hangus... boleh datang temuduga...huhuhuu...mama gurau je okay Hafidz! Jangan mare!
Digitald0me>>Jauh ni nak serbu pun!
TL >> Hi TL. Thanks for dropping in. Glad that the recipes pasted in my entries are of some help to you and it's always a pleasure to share it with others. Besides , you can try Kak Liza's webpage at and It's in Bahasa Malaysia tho. Another site that I love to dig for recipes is Normally what was posted in here, are the tested ones, together with the comments. I find it very reliable. Happy browsing....good luck!
Phototerrorism>> Thanks for the information...
Linda>> Try Linda...jangan tak try....
Kc >> hehehe....mama pun suka Kc suka...huhuhu....
Azhar Ahmad>> Terima kasih di atas tips yang Azhar bagi mama ok. I hope I've done the correct way. Tolong tunjuk ajar kalau ada yang silap k.
$weE+ 666>> tengok fp mama masa perut tu tengah lapar...huhuhhu....
marsita yunus>> Sib baik lagu keroncong je....kalau dia bantai lagu Rock N Roll, tak ke parah...huhuhu....
Medusa>> Jangan suka makan benda sejuk-sejuk sangat Med...not so good okay...and thanks for always dropping in...

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