Monday, 16 March 2015

Ayam Pinadar Recipe (Andaliman Pepper Chicken)

Pinadar chicken is chicken cooked in herbs and chicken livers with andaliman as an important spice. Andaliman is a close relative of Sichuan pepper grown in the soil of North Sumatra, Indonesia where the Batak ethnic group living. Batak cuisine is also known for cooking with andaliman pepper.

If you are interested to know more about andaliman, I suggest you to read more at this link where I discuss about it in depth.

Batak cooking, it believes that the process of roasting chickens before actually cooking in spices will bring better flavor to food. For those who do not like spicy food hot, you can always reduce the number of birds eye chillies. This recipe was adapted from a fellow blogger Indonesia, Indonesia Medan Food that I changed a little.

Chicken Pinadar
- Andaliman pepper chicken -
Adapted from Food Medan Indonesia

1 pound whole chicken native Indonesian leaner and tougher (I use whole chicken Manitoban)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted and ground
4 lime leaves
3 bay (greetings) leaves Indonesia
Water 200 milliliters
4 tablespoons of coconut oil EV
seasalt taste

Material to grind:
6 grilled hazelnut
40 grams of red cayenne peppers length
10 grams of birds eye chillies
40 grams of onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 cm galangal
2 cm ginger, deleted
2 stalks lemongrass, white part only, or 4 tablespoons of lemon grass ground frozen, thawed
2 tablespoons andaliman
25 grams of chicken liver

Chicken Pinadar 2

Bake or grill a whole chicken without burning it. Set aside and cut into small pieces.

In a food processor, process all the ingredients to grind until smooth. On medium high heat, saute mixture of soil, lime leaves and Indonesian bay leaf in a pan with EV coconut oil until fragrant.

Add chicken and ground toasted shredded coconut. Stir evenly. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the water. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook until chicken is tender. Serve with rice.

Avocado Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

This recipe I found when I did a little fun with Pinterest me where I collect interesting idea with some of the material in which I have a special name board "Avocado Idea"

To elaborate on this cake, the cake is as moist as banana cake. You will need a little more butter as avocado has a soft texture. I made the first batch on Saturday and I do not have a poppy seed or almond flour so I replaced toasted black sesame seeds and raw cashew peanut. The result was really good. Then I created a second wave is on Sunday where I had all the ingredients that should be in accordance with the original recipe. However, I try to avoid at all costs so that the butter a good thing I kept avocado oils useful in my kitchen.

St Patrick's Day are denoted with everything green. So today March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and I brought the cake to the office that my co-worker really enjoyed it. Thou I do not celebrate one. I love the color green :)

Avocado Poppy Seed Cake
Adapted from J'veux ĂȘtre bonne

2 medium avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 2 lemons depending on how big and juicy lemon is)
180 grams of sugar
50 grams of avocado oil (original recipe used butter)
Flour 100 grams
4 large eggs
50 grams of poppy seeds
50 grams of almond flour (ground almonds)
pinch of salt

Avocado Icing
1 medium avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
100 to 150 grams icing sugar (original recipe using 200 grams icing sugar)

1. Separate the egg white and yellow when they are still cold because it is easier to separate the temperature. Cover and let them sit at room temperature until they are ready for use.

2. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). In a food processor, puree the avocado and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Set the side.

3. In a food processor, combine the avocado oil (or butter) and sugar until well blended. Add pureed avocado lemon inside. Mix the egg yolks one at a time. Pour the flour and baking soda on top and stir until well. Transfer this mixture to a bowl. Add poppy seeds and almond flour; fold them gently.

4. With mixer, beat the egg whites and salt. Then transfer to a bowl mix the avocado. Fold them gently to mix well.

5. Pour the batter into the pan or round bread pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

6. While you are waiting for the cake to be baked, you can make the icing avocado. Blend the avocado with lemon and add the icing sugar. Process until all blended.

7. Once the cake is ready you can spread the icing evenly over the avocado.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

How To Make Chili Grind(sambal Oelek)

 Also know as Sambal Oelek, is the most basic of sambals.
Although many variaties of red chilli peppers can be used, I would suggest you try and find the longer and milder pepper know as Lomboks.
As usual, when working with chillies, make sure that you don’t touch your eyes or any other sensitive part of your body, best to wear rubber gloves when doing the chopping. Clean all your equipment afterwards.


  • 20 red Chillies or Lomboks (approx. 6 – 9 cm. long)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt


Wash Chillies and chop. Mix with salt and rub into a coarse paste in mortar or in blender. Put into sterilised jar.
This sambal is perfect by your meal or for cooking and as a base for other sambals. Can be kept in fridge for up to 1 month.


As Sambal is such a commonly used ingredient in the Indonesian kitchen and can be used to replace fresh chillies in most recipes, it’s always nice to have some on standby.
I would therefore suggest that you try and find it ready made in the shops. It is sold as Sambal Ulek, or more common in the west, as Sambal Oelek, by a variety of producers. It can also be found as plain “chilli paste”, but make sure it includes the seeds. Commercially produced sambal is made in a Sterile environment and uses some preservetive, so will last for a long time.


Easy Ways to Make Vegetable Lumpia

An all time favorite of my college "barkadas" (close friends), sharing a good chat while eating vegetable lumpia during our snack time.We love this because it is affordable and will make you really full and most of all very delicious.

1 kilo sprouted beans (togue)
1 head medium size cabbage (strips)
1/4 kilo ground beef ( or whatever meat you would like to use)
2 medium size carrots ( strips)
1 big sweet potato (camote) sliced into strips
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
30 Spring roll wrapper

1. Saute the garlic and onion, add the ground beef and simmer for few minutes then add the sweet potato and simmer until half cooked.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, simmer until it is cooked. ( do not overcooked)
3. Drain and let it cool. 
4. Wrap in the spring roll wrapper and deep fry until golden brown.

5. Serve hot with your favorite sauce.

How to Make Potato Donuts Delicious And Soft

Recipes Cake Donuts

Donat is a kind of snack that is favored by many people, from children to the Elderly. Donat now have many choices of flavors, whether it's a sense in the topping on the cake alone or taste it, for example, cake donuts potatoes, For Reviews those of you WHO already know how to make cake donuts may Easily follow the recipe and how to the make the following potato donuts. The function of the potato itself here is useful to make a donut texture softer and more tender sure.

Materials Donat potatoes:

  1. 500 grams of potatoes, peeled, cut into pieces
  2. 150 grams of sugar
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 500 grams of cake flour
  5. 1 packet (11 g) instant yeast
  6. 2 tablespoons of full cream milk
  7. 100 grams of butter, melted
  8. Cooking oil
  9. 100 grams of sugar donuts

Before further into how to make it, you must first prepare the equipment, do not let one prepare equipment.. Directly below into the weave.

Potato Doughnut Making way:
First, Steamed potatoes until tender. Lift, while the hot mashed potatoes. Then whisk the sugar and eggs until sugar dissolves. After that add the potatoes, yeast, flour and milk powder. Stir until completely blended. And add the melted butter, stir until completely smooth. After really dull and let stand for 45 minutes until fluffy. Furthermore kempiskan dough, cut call now weighing 40 g. Once cut into pieces and Round the dough, form a ring. Let stand for 15 minutes.
You continue to fry in hot oil until golden brown medium. Then, remove and drain. And sprinkle with sugar donuts and serve.

Tips Potato Doughnuts:

  1. Size or large donut can be adjusted to taste.
  2. When frying donuts sure enough oil to donuts submerged and use a medium heat so that the donuts cooked inside.
  3. Decorate donut with okelat or cheese to taste.
  4. If you are saved, let donuts in plain unadorned state.