Sunday, August 30, 2009

Satisfying Homecook Food .....

From foreground: Fishball soup, stirfry choy sum, fruity cashewnut chicken and lastly sambal petai prawns..........

Since moving into my new condo last Sunday, I had very little time to cook some nice dishes for my family. With the addition of my disable stove I had been eating out and bought food for my sons. With all the money spent my children still complain about the outside food. Son H said the meatball spaghetti I bought for him costing more than 13rm after government tax was overcook and the meatballs tasteless.

So today I did my cooking on a portable stove loan to me by the company where I bought my stove which breaks down. Hope they love the food here. Would also love to share the recipe of my fruity tutti cashew nut chicken with my readers and friends.............

Colorful fruity cashewnut chicken............


2 chicken thighs- deboned and diced

1/2 carrot- diced

1/2 green pepper- diced

1/2 yellow pepper- diced

3 pips garlic - chopped

1.2 cup diced pineapple

1 red chilli - diced

1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts

3 tbsp oil


1 tsp oyster sauce

1 tsp chicken granules

Dash of pepper and sesame oil

1 tsp cornflour


2 tbsp tomato sauce

2 tbsp plum sauce

1/2 tbsp sugar

5 tbsp water

1/2 tsp cornflour

Dash of pepper and sesame oil


1. Mix chicken with marinade and season for 10 mins.

2. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of oil, saute chopped garlic til fragrant, add chicken and stirfry til cooked. Dish up.

3. Add 1 1/2 tbsp oil, stirfry carrot, green pepper til fragrant, pour in seasoning and bring to boil.

4. Add in chicken, pineapple, red chilli and mix well. Lastly mix in cashewnuts. Dish up and serve.

The recipe for my sambal petai prawns can be found here......


Johnny Ong said...

cashewnut chicken - one of my favs indeed. add in the dried chillis, it wld be marvellous

BeautifuL Life said...

wow...u can cook good food even with a portable stove..that leave me with no more excuse not able to cook without proper kitchen

Kess And Her Mama said...

You are a terrific mum! Glad you're back cooking again and hope your stove gets fixed soon!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! I love a homecook meal anytime. It's healthier and cost a lot less too.

EastCoastLife said...

The fruity and nutty chicken should be a tasty dish for my kids. Thanks. :)

Jean said... must be happy, finally there's muumy's good food served..cheers!

Dutchie said...

Hi SJ,

I'm curious since u mentioned portable stove for ur cooking. Is the power supply (be it gas or electric)not automatically connected to homes in ur area ?

I live on the fringe of a farm hamlet (plenty of cows, sheep n horses) n I know that the farmers uses fuel (oil) to generate their own power supply. It does mean calling up for a truckload every month I think. So, I'm wondering if it's the same over at ur end ?

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Dutchie, I am using an induction cooker that uses electricity, so they provide me a portable one, also induction. Power by fuel one is interesting but is not in use here anymore as most household uses gas which comes in cylinder tank.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Jean- they will be happy if its their favorite dish.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ECl - Good both for kids and adults. The cashew nuts is the attraction for kids.

Sweet Jasmine said...

LCOM - Its good to cook at home if you have small kids. But sad to say now most young mothers are too busy to cook or cannot cook.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Kess & Mama - Til now they have yet to repalce it with a new one. The technician will come down from KL to get it soon.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Buautiful life - Yeah, no more excuses. Get some homecook meals. Make it simple if possible.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Johnny, the dried chilli ones is spicy and this is more sweet and sour.

ck lam said...

A dish that has the refreshing pineapple and the flavorful tomato and plum sauce is good to go with many bowls of rice.