Showing posts from June, 2023

Kelantanese Meat Singgang (Singgang Daging)

So far, we have had many recipes with chicken. This time around, let us explore the Kelantanese Meat Singgang. After all, 'Eid-ul-Adha is still here with us, and what better way to share a recipe than a meat-based Singgang? Singgang Daging Kelantan. Picture credits: Femes Media . Ingredients Beef Meat - 500 g, small slices Galangal ( Lengkuas ) - 1.5 inch, bruised Ginger - 1 inch, small sliced, vertically Coriander ( Ketumbar ) - coarsely crushed Garlic - 3 cloves, sliced Red Onion - 4 bulbs, sliced Dried Chili - 3 pieces, to be crushed with the coriander above Dried Garcinia Cambogia ( Asam Keping ) - 3 pieces Salt dan sugar Budu (Anchovies Sauce) - optional Water Bird's Eye Chili ( Cili Padi ) How to Make Put the galangal, ginger, coriander, garlic, and red onion into a big pot and stir mix with the meat with just a small amount of water at first. The point is to ensure that the meat can absorb the flavors as much as possible. Boil the mixture for some time but not too long

Selamat Hari Raya 'Eid-ul-Adha (عيد الأضحى)

Today, our Muslim brothers and sisters in Malaysia celebrate 'Eid-ul-Adha on the tenth day of the Islamic Hijri calendar, Dhu-l-Hijjah (ذوالحجة), 1444 AH. On this special day, cows, sheep, and goats are sacrificed to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's obedience to Allah's commandment - the sacrifice of his own son, Prophet Ismail. Masjid Putra, Putrajaya. From all of us here, Selamat Hari Raya! Here's why we celebrate 'Eid-ul-Adha . A khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan.

Tom Kha Kai (ต้มข่าไก่), Chicken Galangal Soup

An acquaintance suggested ' Tom Kha Gai ' (or ' Tom Kha Kai ') during one of our meet-ups.  'The kids will love them," he had said. On a spectrum where the ' Tomyam ' is at one end while ' Poktek ' is on the other, I would say that the Tom Kha Kai sits somewhere in between. It is absolutely delicious and simple to prepare - you should try it out! Tom Kha Kai (ต้มข่าไก่), Chicken Galangal Soup Picture Credit: deSIAMCuisine (Thailand) Co Ltd Ingredients Chicken meat, preferably breast - 2 or 3, sliced into smaller chunks Galangal ( lengkuas ) - about 5 cm long, sliced Lemongrass ( serai ) - 2 stalks, sliced diagonally and about 3-inch long each Lemon/Lime juice - 2 tablespoons Thai Chilies or Bird's Eye Chilies ( cili padi ) - 6 if you want it spicy hot, 2 or none at all if you're making for children

Of Fermented Food, How Alcohol is Permitted for Consumption According to Islamic Jurists

Credit: Harvest Health Foods Before anyone jumps the gun, let us delve into the realm of reason and clarity. "Alcohol" would mean differently to an individual. For some, and perhaps, the majority, it may well translate into the forbidden (from a Muslim perspective) form of beverage. Wine/beer. It is interesting to note that the Quranic English translations and tafsir s for the term  khamr , is 'intoxicants' rather than 'wine' or 'beer' alone. In fact, khamr , in Kamus Idris Al-Marbawi , is stated as meaning 'something that causes drunkenness (state of being intoxicated)'. Therefore, I am inclined to believe that this (using 'intoxicants') is the most accurate translation although throughout this post, the term 'wine' will be used to mean the same thing as wine and other intoxicating drink variants. Wine contains alcohol (5 - 16% ABV - alcohol by volume, a unit for measuring alcohol content). Much like any other food or product t