Yup, you read that right. I know it is surprising considering the number of cooking Insta videos I have been posting. But, in reality I hate cooking and, I am not sure why, but it is what it is you know!
However, it annoys me when people ask, so who’s going to cook for your husband? What is your husband going to eat? How are you going to survive?
First, thing aunty! who said I was getting married
Second, I said I hate cooking, I didn’t say I can’t COOK!
Third, if I were to get married, doesn’t it take two to make things work in a relationship. So my husband best be in the kitchen cooking with me as well, otherwise he’s sleeping outside. LOL
So, don’t you worry aunt I got it covered! 😉
There are many out there who do not like to cook or HATE cooking like me. We admire the people who can cook but we do not wish to be them. We just prefer staying out of the kitchen as much possible. But when we need to get down to business we sure know how to get an apron on.
However, the occasionally times I am in some sort of a cooking mood, you are sure to expect something instagram worthy XD
When I was in Malaysia I never had to worry about making food because my mom was a superhero who made sure food was on the table with very little help from my brother and I. But when I was younger I was a curious child and loved to watch my mom cook. Occasionally I would help her with the cutting and mixing of ingredients. So I knew what my mother used to do and put in her cooking but would never admit to it because I didn’t want people to know I could cook. Well because I did not like cooking
But, here in Canada I mostly cook so I do not die of hunger. When I am alone, I barely eat so it was easy to just open the fridge and eat whatever I could find without cooking. Not a great way to live life, but I just did not like it. Besides I was cooking for just me, myself, and I, what joy is there to that.
Don’t get me wrong, I love food, but cooking and eating alone is not my cup of tea, I rather spend my time doing something else. But when there’s people around me I know my responsibility and I know I have to step up to help.
So for the non-cookers and people who hate cooking, below are some kid friendly recipes that are quite interesting and exciting to make, for you and your family.
Plus it is DELICIOUS and its stomach friendly!
P.S. I tested it on my cousins XD
- breast meat (4 pieces)
- All Purpose Flour (1 cup)
- Corn Starch (1/2 cup)
- Soy Sauce (depends on taste)
- garlic paste (1 teaspoon)
- 1 egg
- breadcrumbs (enough to coat the chicken)
Mix the flour, corn starch, garlic paste and soy sauce together in a bowl and coat the chicken. Then, dip the coated chicken in egg and breadcrumbs and fry it for about 7-10 minutes.
People have their personal taste. Therefore, the amount listed above is not a must to follow. What I usually do is put the amount that I feel would be just nice. No harm in experimenting, you just might find the best taste that suits you.
I have used breast meat because my nieces are only eating breast meat for now. But you can put thighs and drumstick as well.
Sardin Paratel (Indian Style)
Recipe from Sadaf’s Culinary Adventures and Amma’s kitchen
A recipe that can be modified to suit other
- Sardines in tomato sauce with chilli 2 cans ( 155 grams each ) or you can use Tuna, just add tomato sauce and tomato chucks and mix them together)
- Oil (2 tablespoons)
- fenugreek seeds (1/4 teaspoon)
- garlic paste (1/2 teaspoon)
- medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 large tomato, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder ( or according to taste )
- Pinch of turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or according to taste
- 3 green chilies , slit
- Cilantro, chopped for garnish
1) Heat oil in a skillet and add the fenugreek seeds. When they begin to splutter , add the garlic paste followed by the chopped onion. Sauté the onion until it is golden brown in color.
2) Add the chopped tomatoes and all the dry spices. Be careful while adding salt as canned sardines already contain salt. Cook on low- medium heat until the tomatoes are soft and oil oozes out
3) Open the sardine cans and gently add the sardines along with the tomato sauce to the skillet . Do not move the sardines too much to avoid breaking the pieces.
4) Add the slit green green chilies and simmer for about 5-7 minutes to heat the sardines fully and allow the flavors to mingle.
5) Garnish with chopped cilantro . Serve hot with boiled rice.
I know It seems like a lot of ingredients but ones you get a hang of it, you can use this exact same recipe for all types of curries altering certain ingredients as you go.
I added more chilli powder because I like it really spicy 🙂 You could also add potatoes or opt out of it, it is personal preference.
Butter Chicken / Prawns (Malaysian Style)
Ingredients for or chicken and prawns
- Curry Powder (1 tablespoon)
- Chilli Powder (2 tablespoon)
- White Pepper (1 teaspoon)
- 1 egg
Marinate the chicken and prawns with the ingredients above for about 30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of corn starch.
Then deep the marinated chicken into the flour and fry it for about 8-10 minutes.
Ingredients for Sauce
- Curry leaves
- Evaporated milk (2 1/2 cup)
- Butter (1/4 cup)
In a separate pan heat up the butter, once the butter has melted add the curry leaves and fry till fragrant
Add the evaporated milk and reduce heat. Let it simmer till slightly thicken. Then, add the chilli and continue to let the sauce thicken. Serve the dish with rice.
There’s no meal without a hearty beverage. Nothing beats a cup of Milo, at least for me XD
To share the joy, I have listed the ingredients below
- Whipping cream (6 tablespoons)
- Milo (3 tablespoons), you can add more if you want it to be more chocolatey
- Sugar (optional)
Three ingredients is all you need to make this delicious beverage!
There you have it, the recipes to SUCCESS for non-cookers. Simple and easy. For the sardine recipe in particular, you can use the same ingredients and change the meat. A recipe that fits all and suits our laziness.