Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Deepavali


Today is Deepavali and I would like to wish all who celebrate the festival of lights a Very Happy Deepavali. May this special day brings you all lots of peace, love, happiness and good health throughout your life.

Today reminds me of our visit with our family in the USA last year. We brought with us many packets of roti canai and several varieties of ready curry mix. My step daughter and her husband learned to love roti canai when they came to visit us in Malaysia a few years ago.

More recently, when we were there, we decided to have a roti canai and curry feast night. I cooked beef rendang, korma curry prawns and dhall. 


It was great cooking for family and seeing them enjoy the food. I wish I could cook this meal for them again soon.
The next time I return to USA we will not need to bring with us the frozen roti canai and ready made curry mix. During the last trip we found all of the packets of ingredients and the roti in the supermarkets there. They have all. Look! LOL!



Packet roti canai and curry done with the ready mix may not be as delicious as doing from it scratch but they are quite authentic and good enough in my opinion, especially for an amateur in cooking Indian cuisine like me.  


22 comments:

  1. Love your video - ravioli with soft egg centre. I make a lot of homemade pasta so I am definitely going to give this a go - it looks so impressive! Bravo!

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    1. Thanks Magnolia. Looking forward to see your ravioli with soft egg inside.

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  2. Happy Deepavali and happy holidays to you and all your friends and fans! Ya...they have everything overseas...just more expensive, especially after conversion.

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    1. When you are overseas, do not do the conversion, if not you just can't bring yourself to buy anything.

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  3. I keep meaning to get my pasta machine out but so far I still have not done it!! Time to give it a try I think. Keep well Diane

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    1. Yes Diane, bring it on:D Looking forward to hear about your pasta making.

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  4. Hi Quay Po,
    I love beef rendang, korma curry prawns and dhall:)
    How I wish I can taste your lovely dish.
    Happy holiday to you~

    mui..^^

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  5. Hi QP, Happy Deepavali too!

    Just watched your 1st cooking video and I love it. Who did the recording while you were busy in the kitchen?

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    1. Thanks. The team from Nourish did the video recording. This video was sponsored by Nutriplus.

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  6. Nice!!!
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Deepavali to you! As the world evolved, we are lucky that we can find lots of exotic ingredients worldwide... I laughed seeing lots of Asian ingredients in US supermarket shelves... We are like that too in Australia :D

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    1. Sometimes, we get Asian ingredients in the Asian Supermarkets that we can't even get in KL. Honestly if we can cook, we probably will not miss our food even if we stay overseas:D

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  8. Quay Po, aiyoh Indian food is my favorite food! Dhall curry or any Indian curry will get my attention :)

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    1. You are like my Quay Lo, he loves Indian food even it gives him heart burn after eating.

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  9. Hi Quay Po, sorry for missing for a while, hai, really busy lately! Anyway, yes, even in Australia, we can easily find frozen roti canai & a wide range of premix curry......sauces here! Very "fong bien." Can't believe that we will be home in just over 3 weeks!

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    1. No problem Jessie. We all are busy with our lives. Pop in whenever you have the time. It is always a delight to see your comments. XOXO

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  10. I found the same packet curries and frozen roti canai here in NZ too. Really handy.
    But since I found a restaurant in Auckland that serves freshly made roti canai I don't need to stock up on these. Really spoilt now :)

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    1. I know, just like we will not buy the packet roti canai in KL because a good Indian Restaurant is only 5 mins drive from my home.

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