Archive for June, 2015

  • Jun
  • 23
  • 2015

malaysian beef rendang

I hardly ever cook rendang, especially beef rendang. Why? Because it takes hours and hours to cook this delicate aromatic dish. In Malaysia, we call this ‘Rendang Tok’ which means Granny Rendang, sure enough, this recipe originated from my cousins grandmother, God bless her!

 RECIPE FOR BEEF RENDANG/ RENDANG TOK
Adapted from Tok Ye, with slight modifications
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 3-4 hours

Ingredients

Blended ingredients
10 small shallots
6 cloves garlic
1 knob ginger, 4 cm
1 knob galangal, 4cm
2 lemongrass, end part only and sliced thinly
10-15 dried chilli, soaked in hot water for 30 mins

The rest of the ingredients are:

2 kilo beef chuck steak, with bones
2 tsp ginger paste (to marinate the chicken)
2 tsp garlic paste (to marinate the chicken)
2 tbsp ketumber (coriander powder)
1 tsp jintan manis (cummin spowder)
1 tsp jintan putih (fennel powder)
1.5 tbsp curry powder (brand:baba’s meat curry powder)
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tsp black pepper
3-4 kaffir lime leaves
100g kerisik (dry fry shredded coconut untill golden brown)
1 can coconut cream
1/2 cup oil

Method
1. Marinate beef with a bit of salt and ginger & garlic paste. Stand for an hour.
2. Put oil and add blended ingredients, fry until fragrant and you see the oil separates. Should take about 7-10 mins.
3. Add the spices (coriander,cummin, fennel, turmeric and curry powder then fry again until oil separates. Another 7 mins.
4. Put the beef and then cook covered on low heat. Stir regularly every 20 mins to make sure it doesn’t burn.
5. Add the kaffir lime leaves, tamarind, coconut cream, kerisik (shredded coconut) and season generously with salt, pepper and sugar.
6. Cook until it dries out and the colour has darkened. Cooking time should be at least 3 hours.
7. Serve with warm steam rice.

Note: Rendang is best made a day in advance! Tastes really good the day after!

 


  • Jun
  • 16
  • 2015

FREE Ramadan Kids Colour in Worksheet

Print this Colour-in-Worksheet Breaking Fast Dua for your kids! May Allah accept our fast and our good deeds, may He increase our imaan and make us better Muslims, ameen!

*Please note that I have consulted with a qualified sheikh regarding dua’s before breaking the fast. There are a couple of duas that are weak, but the sheikh informed me this one is authentic and that we should be consistent in making duas at the time of breaking fast, because this is the time when duas are answered by Allah, so we should also make our own personal dua.


  • Jun
  • 12
  • 2015

FREE Ramadan Breaking Fast Dua

PRE RAMADAN FREEBIE

Ramadan Breaking Fast Dua

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

This cute little 5×7″ poster makes a great addition to your dining table or stick it on your wall during the month of Ramadan.  You can even print, frame and gift it to a friend as a ‘Ramadan Gift’, and every time they read this dua, you get the rewards too :)



  • Jun
  • 10
  • 2015

FREE Ramadan to Eid Countdown!

PRE RAMADAN FREEBIE

Girls & Boys Countdown to Eid

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

Salams all! I’m excited to share these printables with you guys! I know my girls will love counting down to Eid once Ramadan has started. They know they get huge presents from us and family every Eid, we’ve even been told what present we should get them LOL! I hope your kids will enjoy it as much as I know my kids will, inshallah :)

Here’s my 3 year old showing off her one. Mashallah tabarakallah she can count till 30! so yay… 30 days of Ramadan!


  • Jun
  • 07
  • 2015

FREE Ramadan Gift Tag Printables!

PRE RAMADAN FREEBIE

Ramadan Gift Tags

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

Assalamualaikum lovelies!

Can you believe its nearly Ramadan again? Subhanallah time flies! This Ramadan 2015, I have a few extra printables, well, mainly because of  my kids. You see, we don’t celebrate birthdays or Christmas, so the only occassion my kids get to enjoy are the 2 Eid’s. Alhamdulillah.  So I always try to make it really special, something that my kids will look forward to. As Ramadan is coming up in less than 2 weeks,  my girls and I made lolly date bags to gift to family and close friends.

I’ve also got a couple more FREE printables coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled in the next few days as I publish my KIDS Ramadan to Eid Countdown and a Ramadan Breaking Fast Dua poster for you guys to download and frame/stick on your wall.

My 3 year old helping me packaged the dates. No bare hands used, only thongs ;)

I hope you enjoy these printables and please keep my family in your dua’as before you break your fast. Ramadan Mubarak to my lovely sisters around the world x

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