Today mommy went shopping for some milk powder in Giant after government gave clearance on Dutch Lady products.
While shopping, mom decided to cook ketupat and satay sauce for dinner tonight since the Raya Festive mood is in the air.
She bought a packet of and some ready weaved ketupat cases .
After getting some quick tips from a Makcik (who happen to be shopping, too) on how to prepare the Kuah kacang (or Satay sauce), mom made her own satay sauce to go with the mini ketupats. Quite simple actually to prepare. You just need to fry some shallots(red onions)in oil
, throw in some crushed serai(lemon grass) and "tumis" with cili BOH (red grinded chilly paste), add a bit of tumeric powder,sugar, tamarind juice & salt and most important ingredient of all ...pounded toasted groundnut.
Just let it boil till a layer of oil is formed.
Mom filled up the ketupat casing with the ketupat rice (half filled only as it will expand further once cooked). She also used the ready packed instant mini rice pack in plastic which could withstand high temperature.
Just boil the ketupat casings or plastic ones for about 45 minutes until they are expanded & cooked.
Then let it cool and cut the plastic ones into cubes and fish out the leavy ketupat.
Put the the ketupat & sauce on a plate & served with cut cucumber & raw big onions.
Besides food, mom also bought each of us a pair of Baju Melayu (for the twins) and Baju kurung for the girls. Guess the price???
The baju Melayu was bought at RM9.90 per suit only while the Baju kurung was only RM3per suit. Darn cheap! God is really kind to us ..when mommy need to live with tight budget, He will show her the way! BTW the original price for the suits was RM39.90. Now offer because last stock!
The kids really like their new raya outfit & enjoy being mom's models especially the ever vain Juliana who insisted mom take a picture of her alone..
Here's wishing all mommy's blogger frens, Muslim frens (especially auntie Diyanah Teh Abdullah) and Fellow Malaysians Selamat Hari Raya & Happy Holidays.
Stay tune on more fun cooking ...making muffins & cake with mom's new toy..the teddybear cake mould....and making fried egg n half boil eggs with cute love shape mould & star shape pan.