So first off, we made a Burmese dish called Khow suey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khow_suey), yummy to eat, but hard work to prepare. You need to source a bunch of things, but it looks lovely in the end and is totally worth it. Basically my parents went out for dinner a couple of months back and the aunty there had made this dhissh, and my mother became a huge fan and asked her for the recipe, and so we make it now. That was a really good outcome of going somewhere for dinner. Never happened before really.
For the dessert, we made a no bake lemon cheesecake. Here is the recipe source. I found this really easy, and it made a lot of sense to my senseless self.
So, here goes..ready, steady start
VERY VERY BURMEY KHOW SUEY
(Burmese chicken coconut curry served with a bunch of things to put on top)
What you need:
Around six people to feed, moderately hungry
For the chicken:
One kilo of boneless chicken, washed and kept aside in a safe hideout
A huge cup of coconut milk
Five to six cloves of garlic, chopped
Around nine onions, chopped up
Around half a tablespoon of turmeric
Enough gram flour/besan to coat the chicken
Salt to taste
For the things on top:
A bazillion small bowls to put everything in
Five to six tablespoons of soy sauce
Five to six tablespoons of vinegar
A handful of chopped beans, chopped and steamed, then topped with salt and pepper
A packet of mushrooms, chopped and steamed, then topped with salt and pepper
Four spring onions, (the onion part) and three other onions, chopped and sauteed in oil
Two handfuls of peanuts, crushed and lightly roasted
Three eggs, boiled, and sliced
Three green chillies, chopped
A bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
A packet of shady noodles from the sabjiwala, the legendary stuff chowmein is made of
1. Take out a huge cooking pot, and heat up some oil in it. Add the chopped onions and garlic, and let it be till it ‘browns’.
2. Once youre absolutely convinced its brown, add the chicken, turmeric, and salt, and stir it around till its almost done.
3. Add the gram flour, and stir a bit more.
4. Add the coconut milk, and some water, and let it simmer. The chicken will cook to perfection when the water is boiling.
5. Once its done, you will know. Just taste the chicken, and adjust salt if you want. Here it is. Looks lovely!
6. Add it to a serving dish, and set it on the table.
7. While the chicken is being cooked, also boil the noodles.
8. Add all the things on top to different bowls, and set on the table. You should have nine in total.
9. Put the chicken in the middle.
10. The way to eat this, is to take some noodles, then add the chicken on top, then put something from the bowls on top of it. So you can try chicken, noodles, peanuts, soy, beans the first time, then on your second helping, change the order. A lot of fun, trust me.
Ok, so for the second recipe…
EASY PEASY CHEESECAKE
Juice of two lemons
Rind of one lemon
A tin of condensed milk
Two boxes of Brittania cream cheese, a total of 360 grams of cream cheese
Six to seven marie biscuits, crushed. (Refer to Day 11/90, the banoffee recipe)
Two tablespoons of butter
1. Melt the butter in the biscuits, in a small saucepan. Refer to Day 11/90 for pictures.
2. Add this to the bottom of the cheesecake dish, and settle it down with the back of a glass. Even the video will teach you this, so kindly watch it you choon.
3. Put this in the freezer to freeze.
4. Add all the other stuff into your mixie.
5. Transfer to the cheesecake dish, and put in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours. Take it out and eat away. You seriously wont be able to stop at one helping. Its really, really good. 🙂