05 Mar 2012

CEans can cook!

Alright,

The title of this thread is inspired from a popular show "Yan Can Cook" 😁 [Website: YanCanCook.com - The Official Website of Chef Martin Yan ]

I request all our CEans to share their favorite recipes with the rest of us. I bet we'll have some of the best recipes from around the world.

If no one posts here for a long time, I'll teach you how to make ginger tea [popularly known in India as "Masala Chai" (Chai = Tea) ]
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
10 years ago
I'd like to request a nice and easy Cheese Macaroni recipe please!

I'm not much of a cook, but I used to make this simple layered chocolate biscuit "cake". No need to bake. Just mix stuff and cool in fridge 😛 I'll try to recall the recipe next time.
10 years ago
*Reserves the space for Biggi's fruit-salad* 😛
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Macaroni and Cheese
x amount of macaroni
1.5x amount of cheese grated
1 cup cream
black pepper and salt to taste
cook macaroni in boiling water drain excess water. mix all the ingredients and micro until light brown.
you may also add an egg.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
10 years ago
Haha, thanks! Ratio of cheese to macaroni, 1.5:1? That's a heck of a lot of cheese 😛
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Now Biggie I know you can do more than masala chai!
10 years ago
I guess I should add word 'nutritious' somewhere in my first post.
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
ash
Haha, thanks! Ratio of cheese to macaroni, 1.5:1? That's a heck of a lot of cheese 😛
Oh, sorry, it was 1 to 1.5x. Depends upon how cheesy you want it to be.
10 years ago
@Gohm: Of course. Just wait for my fruit salad.

Waiting for all your recipes, CEans. What's stopping you?
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
*Shahi Paneer and Seekh Kababs will come later today* We may also learn to make some tikkas.
10 years ago
Ash, can we have something Malaysian Special from you?
aashima

aashima

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Ahh something different on CE! 😛
I haven't tried much except for maggi, home made soups and sponge and chocolate cakes! 😁
So I'll better wait for the expert recipes. And yes, I am specially interested in fruit salad. 😁
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
10 years ago
I can't cook anything special, let alone a Malaysian one 😛 I'll dig around my mom's recipes I guess.
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
10 years ago
Well i can cook junk food like maggi,and to some extent prepare rice and dal,scrambled egg is my fav I can make that anytime,but someday I will love to cook authentic bengali cuisine I am really fond of it!!!!!
10 years ago
What is with Engineers and Maggi? Almost all engineers love noodles?
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
10 years ago
Maggi is a marvel of food ENGINEERING its quick to make,nice to taste,is a filler and more importantly digest really fast.....I love Maggi!!!
10 years ago
I admit, I love it.
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
10 years ago
Well even indian junk foods are easy to prepare and they are nutritious too
10 years ago
In my humble opinion, junk food is not supposed to be nutritious and vice versa.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
10 years ago
Maggi is part of an engineer's diet 😉
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Shahi Paneer or Imperial Cottage Cheese

250 g Paneer/Cottage Cheese
2 onions finely chopped
Some ginger
3-5 garlic cloves
2-3 green chillies
1-2 tsp. red chill powder
3/4 to 1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala (A mixture of various spices)
1/2 cup milk
salt to taste
5-6 tbsp. cream
1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered or grated dry fruit (Almonds, Cashew Nuts)
10 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1/2 kg tomatoe puree

Mix the onion+ginger+garlic+green chilli paste.
Heat oil in Wok. Saute the paste for some time. Add Tomato puree, milk, cream...everything except Cheese. Cook the Sauce/gravy/Curry for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the cheese into square or triangular pieces. Add the cheese to the sauce and cook for another 10 minutes or till the sauce thickens.
P.S. You may change the ingredients according to your taste
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Seekh Kebabs

500 kg lamb/beef/pork/goat Keema or Mince
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp raw papaya paste
4-5 green chillies
1.5 onions (make a paste)
1-2 Egg
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp red chilly powder
Cardamom
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp cream
2 tsp cashew nut powder
1 tsp ginger paste
Some cumin seeds
Turmeric
4-5 tbsp of split peas or chick peas pawder (You can add a mixture of both)
First cook the split peas and/or chick peas in boiling water till they are soft. Drain the water and cool them. Then grind them to make powder.

Mix all the ingredients and knead properly. Take a minute amount of mixture and saute in oil until cooked. Taste it and make changes if required. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-2 hrs. Pre-heat the oven with the skewers. Remove the skewers and press a ball of mince on to it. Repeat till all the skewers are full. Place in oven, and keep ratating the skewers till the mince is almost done. Remove the kebabs carefully. Shallow fry them with 2-3 tbsp oil or you can wrap them in a plastic covering for later.
Seanv

Seanv

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
😁 ... Well, here is something for fellow Maggi fans who want to add a little more taste to it...

Ingredients:

1. A Maggie noodles packet.
2. A small/medium garlic pod
3. Two small/medium chillies (One if its monstrously big or dark green in color).
4. 7 curry leaves, you can take 8 too, I'm not picky 😛
5. 3 table spoons of oil.
6. Salt to taste


Split the chillies into two along its length and squish the garlic pod. Add the oil, chillies, garlic and curry leaves, wait till the garlic begins to turn brown, then add the water. add the taste maker (the silver maggie noodle taste maker which is in the noodles packet), add some salt (about 1/5 of a tea-spoon), then put in the noodles, and make them as you normally do.

I doubt adding garlic, chillies and curry leaves makes this nutritious 😛 . Then again, nutrition and taste are inversely proportional :evil:

I'll add the Cheese Macoroni recipe later today...
CEMember

CEMember

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
hey buddy Seanv, What a simple way of making maggi I can make much maggi more tasty than told by you. Just get me some vegetables also. I love my made maggi. 😁
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
How about posting your recipe so we can compare & maybe crown a Maggi king? =)

CEMember
hey buddy Seanv, What a simple way of making maggi I can make much maggi more tasty than told by you. Just get me some vegetables also. I love my made maggi. 😁
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
I am going to try this with tofu and minus the egg, sounds like it would be good, thanks Patty.


raj87verma88
Seekh Kebabs



500 kg lamb/beef/pork/goat Keema or Mince
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp raw papaya paste
4-5 green chillies
1.5 onions (make a paste)
1-2 Egg
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp red chilly powder
Cardamom
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp cream
2 tsp cashew nut powder
1 tsp ginger paste
Some cumin seeds
Turmeric
4-5 tbsp of split peas or chick peas pawder (You can add a mixture of both)
First cook the split peas and/or chick peas in boiling water till they are soft. Drain the water and cool them. Then grind them to make powder.

Mix all the ingredients and knead properly. Take a minute amount of mixture and saute in oil until cooked. Taste it and make changes if required. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-2 hrs. Pre-heat the oven with the skewers. Remove the skewers and press a ball of mince on to it. Repeat till all the skewers are full. Place in oven, and keep ratating the skewers till the mince is almost done. Remove the kebabs carefully. Shallow fry them with 2-3 tbsp oil or you can wrap them in a plastic covering for later.
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
gohm
I am going to try this with tofu and minus the egg, sounds like it would be good, thanks Patty.
You are welcome. But, Kebabs are supposed to be full of meat. Are you sure about using Tofu. But mind you, you won't get that taste.
There are 1500 varieties of kebabs and they are eaten from Greece till India. Because they are easy to carry and don't get spoiled easily, soldiers used to take Kebabs with them in war as rations.
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
yes I know, however being a vegetarian it is doubtful mine will be full of any meat. =) I've grilled tofu on kebabs with veiggies and that was good so I bet your recipe will be really good as well.
durga ch

durga ch

Communications
10 years ago
I am trying to re invent an old dish! but as chinese dumplings
1.wheat flour
2.gratedt coconut
3.jaggery
4.honey
5.oil
boil jaggery in water till it melts
add grated coconut and eave till coconut gratings absord all the liqiud and become seperated

meanwhile make wheat dough and set aside
make tinier balls of the dough and press, into a square or circle shapes

fill in the coconut mix on the centre of he cut wheat roti( pressed and flattened dough).
deep fry in hot oil.

P.S:for calorie conscious people, you can fill in the coconut mix between to faltened wheat balls and roll them into stuff coconut parathas 😁

I dont know how this will come out, as I am still trying it out!
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
I don't like coconut in dishes. May be it is because of the cultural difference. We never use coconut or its products while cooking up here in the north.
I think I would use minced pork or mutton instead of grated coconut.
durga ch

durga ch

Communications
10 years ago
no worries

fill it with whatever you want!
By the way my dumplings are done.. and my rommie a bengali loved them 😉

will post pics
durga ch

durga ch

Communications
10 years ago
two more people liked them !😁

raj you can give a try to coconut!
J I J O

J I J O

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
raj87verma88
I don't like coconut in dishes. May be it is because of the cultural difference. We never use coconut or its products while cooking up here in the north.
I think I would use minced pork or mutton instead of grated coconut.
Hmmmmm.. Well i came from a land where almost all dishes contains coconut.. Even the name of our state belongs to coconut trees😁
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
7 years ago
Bumping this thread, Want to learn more good recipes from our CEans 😁
sowjitha

sowjitha

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
I like to cook Andhra recipes because i don't know to cook other recipes.But according to me andhra recipes are a bit spicy and tasty.What you say andhra people????
ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Sada
Bumping this thread, Want to learn more good recipes from our CEans 😁
Recently I tried French Fries. I made it in microwave oven and the also on gas. I found that the French fries made on regular gas were more tasty.
ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Yay finally made my first daalvada It took me 3 days of trial and error. The sauce is readymade.
But now my kitchen looks horrible! 👀
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K!r@nS!ngu

K!r@nS!ngu

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Issue
Yay finally made my first daalvada It took me 3 days of trial and error. The sauce is readymade.
But now my kitchen looks horrible! 👀
Awesome issue....👍
How's the taste ??
K!r@nS!ngu

K!r@nS!ngu

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
sowjitha
I like to cook Andhra recipes because i don't know to cook other recipes.But according to me andhra recipes are a bit spicy and tasty.What you say andhra people????
Yes. I like it too. can u cook Andhra Spicy chicken ?
Dancer_Engineer

Dancer_Engineer

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Issue, recipe please! 😁
CIVILPRINCESS

CIVILPRINCESS

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
I once tried to do chicken pulav by using sanjeev kapoor's recipe. It was a disaster! I allowed it to cook without pouring any water (cos the recipe never mentioned anywhere that we've to add water 😘 ) and you can imagine the consequence 👀 Even i couldn't eat it 😳
CIVILPRINCESS

CIVILPRINCESS

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater 😉 ).
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.

Few months back we tried our hand at cooking. 😀 It was far far better than what i expected it to be 🙂 I can proudly say it was the best dessert I’ve had in my life :p

the dish was Sunshine Cheese Cake with Poached Apples set inside a layer of mango jelly“. 

yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Here is how we went about with the dish :

The ingredients we gathered:

1 packet Mango Jelly

sweet plain biscuits, finely crushed

150g butter (unsalted)

500g light cream cheese

1/2 cup icing sugar

270g can coconut cream

1 apple (to be poached, in slices)


The Method:

1. Put the Mango Jelly in boiling water and whisk until dissolved then let cool for 30 minutes. cool until if forms a thick syrup consistency. Don’t let it cool for too long, or it will start setting.
2. Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl (make sure it is unsalted! else a disaster will follow 😉 ), and mix well. Press biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm spring form pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
3. In a food processor, whip together cream cheese, icing sugar and coconut cream until smooth. Gradually pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
4. Slowly pour the cooled jelly on top of the cheesecake filling. Allow to set for a further 3 hours.
5. Then you have the final product! 🙂 go ahead, Slice it and enjoy it. 🙂

Do try it when you find enough time for all these steps. when you do spend that time, i tell you, the end result is worth all the time spent 🙂

The Twins 😉



Loved it! 😉 😁
Dancer_Engineer

Dancer_Engineer

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater 😉 ).
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.

Few months back we tried our hand at cooking. 😀 It was far far better than what i expected it to be 🙂 I can proudly say it was the best dessert I’ve had in my life :p

the dish was Sunshine Cheese Cake with Poached Apples set inside a layer of mango jelly“. 

yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Here is how we went about with the dish :

The ingredients we gathered:

1 packet Mango Jelly

sweet plain biscuits, finely crushed

150g butter (unsalted)

500g light cream cheese

1/2 cup icing sugar

270g can coconut cream

1 apple (to be poached, in slices)


The Method:

1. Put the Mango Jelly in boiling water and whisk until dissolved then let cool for 30 minutes. cool until if forms a thick syrup consistency. Don’t let it cool for too long, or it will start setting.
2. Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl (make sure it is unsalted! else a disaster will follow 😉 ), and mix well. Press biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm spring form pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
3. In a food processor, whip together cream cheese, icing sugar and coconut cream until smooth. Gradually pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
4. Slowly pour the cooled jelly on top of the cheesecake filling. Allow to set for a further 3 hours.
5. Then you have the final product! 🙂 go ahead, Slice it and enjoy it. 🙂

Do try it when you find enough time for all these steps. when you do spend that time, i tell you, the end result is worth all the time spent 🙂

The Twins 😉



Loved it! 😉 😁
CP, that's awesome! 😀
I want a piece of that cake NOW! 😉
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
7 years ago
CIVILPRINCESS
I once tried to do chicken pulav by using sanjeev kapoor's recipe. It was a disaster! I allowed it to cook without pouring any water (cos the recipe never mentioned anywhere that we've to add water 😘) and you can imagine the consequence 👀 Even i couldn't eat it 😳
ha ha without water? I can imagine how the disaster was 😁

CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater 😉 ).
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.

Few months back we tried our hand at cooking. 😀 It was far far better than what i expected it to be 🙂 I can proudly say it was the best dessert I’ve had in my life :p

the dish was Sunshine Cheese Cake with Poached Apples set inside a layer of mango jelly“. 

yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Here is how we went about with the dish :

The ingredients we gathered:

1 packet Mango Jelly

sweet plain biscuits, finely crushed

150g butter (unsalted)

500g light cream cheese

1/2 cup icing sugar

270g can coconut cream

1 apple (to be poached, in slices)


The Method:

1. Put the Mango Jelly in boiling water and whisk until dissolved then let cool for 30 minutes. cool until if forms a thick syrup consistency. Don’t let it cool for too long, or it will start setting.
2. Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl (make sure it is unsalted! else a disaster will follow 😉 ), and mix well. Press biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm spring form pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
3. In a food processor, whip together cream cheese, icing sugar and coconut cream until smooth. Gradually pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
4. Slowly pour the cooled jelly on top of the cheesecake filling. Allow to set for a further 3 hours.
5. Then you have the final product! 🙂 go ahead, Slice it and enjoy it. 🙂

Do try it when you find enough time for all these steps. when you do spend that time, i tell you, the end result is worth all the time spent 🙂

The Twins 😉


Loved it! 😉 😁
Super cool cake; looking awesome. But a bit time taking one. But Liked it.
born_star16

born_star16

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater 😉 ).
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.
sunshine cheese cake with poached apples set inside the mango jelly layer.

Few months back we tried our hand at cooking. 😀 It was far far better than what i expected it to be 🙂 I can proudly say it was the best dessert I’ve had in my life :p

the dish was Sunshine Cheese Cake with Poached Apples set inside a layer of mango jelly“. 

yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Here is how we went about with the dish :

The ingredients we gathered:

1 packet Mango Jelly

sweet plain biscuits, finely crushed

150g butter (unsalted)

500g light cream cheese

1/2 cup icing sugar

270g can coconut cream

1 apple (to be poached, in slices)


The Method:

1. Put the Mango Jelly in boiling water and whisk until dissolved then let cool for 30 minutes. cool until if forms a thick syrup consistency. Don’t let it cool for too long, or it will start setting.
2. Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl (make sure it is unsalted! else a disaster will follow 😉 ), and mix well. Press biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm spring form pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
3. In a food processor, whip together cream cheese, icing sugar and coconut cream until smooth. Gradually pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
4. Slowly pour the cooled jelly on top of the cheesecake filling. Allow to set for a further 3 hours.
5. Then you have the final product! 🙂 go ahead, Slice it and enjoy it. 🙂

Do try it when you find enough time for all these steps. when you do spend that time, i tell you, the end result is worth all the time spent 🙂

The Twins 😉



Loved it! 😉 😁
Looks yummy😁 But needs some decoration I think for more pleasant look.😛
CIVILPRINCESS

CIVILPRINCESS

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Dancer_Engineer
CP, that's awesome! 😀
I want a piece of that cake NOW! 😉
I'll make another one for you 😁


born_star16
Looks yummy😁 But needs some decoration I think for more pleasant look.😛
yeah i know 😉 it was my first desert. so putting it together itself was so tough 😲


Sada
ha ha without water? I can imagine how the disaster was 😁
Super cool cake; looking awesome. But a bit time taking one. But Liked it.
Thanks sada 😀 😀
sowjitha

sowjitha

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
K!r@nS!ngu
Yes. I like it too. can u cook Andhra Spicy chicken ?
ya i can cook. But under my mom's guidance only i can make it more tasty and spicy
K!r@nS!ngu

K!r@nS!ngu

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
sowjitha
ya i can cook. But under my mom's guidance only i can make it more tasty and spicy
That`s good.
ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Finally I can make nice and fluffy Idli 😀 But unable to manage Sambar 😭

On an *industrial* note, I believe Idlis are the only food items that can be mass produced. ☕
circularsquare

circularsquare

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
Issue
Finally I can make nice and fluffy Idli 😀 But unable to manage Sambar 😭

On an *industrial* note, I believe Idlis are the only food items that can be mass produced. ☕
Getting a good idli in restaurants outside South India is very difficult. I like the idli of Madras Cafe in Mumbai.
The sour taste of the idli should be just right to make the idli eating an enjoyable experience.


By the way an Idli is one of the healthiest snack one can have in restaurants.

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