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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jeruk Buah Pala & Salak

 Hari ni tak main masak2..... Meh join Along makan jeruk.... macam2 jeruk ada ni..... spesel kiriman dari Semenanjung.... cap, cap, cap... bunyi makan  (arwah Abah Along kata makan bunyi macam landak....hehehe)..... sedap weeeih..... suka nya hati dapat kiriman dari sahabat blogger, maceh tak terkata! Dah lah susah-payah tolong Along carikan Bunga Telang, lepas tu siap kasi buah tangan pula. Dah berapa tahun tak menjamah jeruk2 ni, sebab kat sini takda. Caaaayanaaag..... mmmmuah2, maceh sekali lagi!

Parcel dari Semenanjung
Berus silicon pun ada, Along belum ada lagi ni...
Jeruk Buah pala... tinggal 4 ketoi jer... kalau lambat tak sempat ler nak bergambo!
Jeruk Buah Salak
Buah Pala kering
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Fried Tempe in Chili Sauce

 Lately only cooked something simple.... time is so limited and life is rushing - appetite has been running low too. Working woman like me have to look for simple ideas all the time. Wait till time is luxury that the family can enjoy something more special...hehe. I served this along other simple dishes and no one is complaining...
By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Tempe (fermented soy bean cake) - cut & slice on the surface only 
1 Big Onion*
2 cloves Garlic*
1 Red Chili* (* sliced) 
1 tbs Chili Paste
4 tbsp Chili Sauce
Salt


METHOD:
1. Deep fry Tempe until crispy. Dish out.
2. Heat up few tbsp oil & stir-fry big onion until brown. Dish out.
3. Using the leftover oil, stir-fry sliced chili & garlic until crispy.
Add in chili paste & stir-fry for few more minutes.
Add in chili sauce & salt and mix well.
Add in  fried tempe & fried onion. Mix well.
4. Serve with white rice along other dishes.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Lauk sempoi jer ni... sebagai lauk sampingan selain lauk-pauk yg lain. Kot2 lah ada yg nak try juga.

BAHAN2:
1 peket Tempe - potong & kelar2 jgn putus
1 bj Bwg Besar*
bj Bwg Putih*
1 bj Cili Merah* (* hiris) 
1 sb Cili Mesin
4 sb Cili Sos
Garam

CARA2:
1. Goreng tempe sehingga garing. Ketepikan.
2. Panasakan beberapa sb minyak & goreng bwg besar sehingga garing. Ketepikan.
3. Goreng cili & bwg putih dgn minyak bwg tadi sehingga garing.
Masukkan cili mesin & kacau sehingga garing.
Masukkan cili sos, garam & kacau sebati.
Masukkan tempe & bwg goreng. Kacau rata.
4. Hidangkan dgn nasi & lauk2 lain.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fried Tilapia with Turmeric Sauce

 Nice creamy & hot turmeric sauce to go with Tilapia....

By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
1 Tilapia
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Chili Padi*
1 Green Chili*
3 Shallots*
1 clove Garlic*
1cm Ginger*
1" Turmeric Root* (* pounded) 
1 Lemongrass - bruised 
1/2 packet Coconut Cream
Salt

METHOD:
1. Rub Tilapia with salt & turmeric powder & deep fry until cooked both sides.
Dish out.
(Tip: to get rid of muddy smell, rub fish with lime juice & rinse) 

2. Place the remaining ingredients in wok & cook until thicken.
Spread on fried fish & serve with white rice.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
 Ni entri terlewat... tak ingat pula bila.... minggu lepas kot. Alang-alang goreng Tilapia tu Along pun buat sos lemak cili padi.... bebudak cakap sedap, ok lah tu...hehehe.

Ikan Tilapia dgn Sambal Lemak Cili Padi
By: AlongRoz@HomeKreation 
BAHAN2:
1 ekor Tilapia
1/2 st Serbuk Kunyit
Cili Padi*
1 bj Cili Hijau*
3 ulas Bwg Merah*
1 ulas Bwg Putih*
1cm Halia*
1" Kunyit Hidup* (* tumbuk) 
1 bth Serai - ketuk
1/2 peket Santan Pekat
Garam

CARA2:
1. Lumur ikan dgn garam & serbuk kunyit.
Goreng sehingga masak di kedua belah & angkat.
(Tip: utk hilangkan rasa selut pd ikan Tilapia, lumur dgn limau & bilas) 

2. Letak kesemua bhn2 lain ke dlm kuali & masak sehingga pekat.
Sapukan ke atas ikan & hidangkan dgn nasi.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Persona Cheesecake for CNY

 This is my third CNY project - another gift for a friend who is going to have CNY open house tomorrow. I finished works & rushed home very early today to prepare this dessert before attending Chinese wedding tonight. Glad that I managed to complete it and attended the wedding on time.

I prepared the cheesecake in an 8" square disposable container which is suitable for gift. For recipe, refer here.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Buat ciskek ni utk hadiahkan kpd kawan Along semperna CNY & utk rumah terbuka nya esuk. Along guna bekas plastik 8" persegi pakai-buang & sedang elok jer - memang mudah guna bekas ni sebagai hadiah. Untuk resipi, sila rujuk di sini.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pineapple Tarts (Biskut Tat Nenas Gebu)

 
 Another CNY project.... made this to give some to my best friend who will be visiting Miri. She told me quite long time ago that she missed my pineapple tarts and it has been several years since the last time she had it. Since there was a long weekend and the mood was right, here it is.... two days of preparation - one day to make the pineapple jam (yesterday) & another day (today) to make the cookies.... and yet the cookies are all gone in one blink! Luckily I reserved some for my friend earlier on and the rest were just gone within the same day...! My two boys love it so much!

Making your own pineapple jam for the filling will make so much different and that is the secret to lovely pineapple rolls - the jam should not be hard after baked but soft and melt in mouth together with the soft cookies. It is hard to get nice & right texture from ready made jam. However, it requires a lot of patience - it took me 4 hours to cook the jam above slow heat. Cooking it too quick will result in tough texture as the sugar will caramelised.
 Due to curiosity, I tried KakAnim's recipe this time instead of my old favourite recipe for pineapple tarts and I'm very pleased with the result. Thanks so much KakAnim for sharing. The jam recipe is my own recipe which is moderately sweet to suit my taste.

By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: KakAnim
Translated into English by HomeKreation
Makes >100 pcs
PASTRY:
115g Butter
115g Ghee
1 Egg
450g Flour (HomeKreation: I only used 330g)
½ tsp Salt
Ice Water (HomeKreation: I skipped) 
1 Egg - for glazing

METHOD:
1. Whisk egg lightly.
Add in butter & ghee & hand-whisk until well mixed.
Mix in flour & salt, gradually until non-sticky dough is formed.

2. Roll flat & use tart roller (see pix below) to make pattern.
Slice to size & roll a small pinch of pineapple jam.
Finish up the whole dough.
Glaze with beaten egg & sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional).

3. Bake 180C for 15-20 minutes.
Cool on rack & keep in air tight container.

PINEAPPLE JAM

Recipe By: Roz@HomeKreation

1 large Ripe Pineapple - grate & measure into 5 cups
2 cups Sugar
1 Pandan Leaf 

- Cook above small fire until thicken. This may take about 3-4 hours.
- Be careful not to cook it until too dry or else jam will be harden after cookies are baked. Use non-stick wok to avoid burning the jam.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Tat Nenas memang popular terutama pada musim CNY. Along buat ni utk kasi kat kawan baik yg pulang ke Miri utk menyambut CNY. Dah lama tak buat tat nenas utk dia, itu lah buat kali ni cuba resepi KakAnim... memang best resepi KakAnim ni, lemak harum & cair dalam mulut! TQ KakAnim cayang! Untuk inti jem, Along guna resepi Along sendiri.

Source: KakAnim
Resepi di taip semula utk mudah rujuk
Bilangan >100 ketul
PASTRY:
115g Butter
115g Minyak Sapi
1 bj Telur
450g Tepung Gandum (HomeKreation: Along cuma guna 330g)
½ st Garam
Air Sejuk (HomeKreation: tak bubuh) 
bj Telur - utk sapuan

CARA2:
1. Pukul telur dgn whisk tangan.
Masukkan butter & minyak sapi dan pukul lagi sehingga sebati.
Masukkan tepung & garam, sedikit2 sehingga membentuk doh lembut.

2. Canaikan doh & guna roller seperti gambar di bawah utk buat pattern.
Potong doh mengikut saiz di kehendakki & gulung dgn jem nenas.
Buat sehingga habis.
Sapu telur di atas nya & tabur poppy seed (jika ada).

3. Bakar 180C selama 15-20 minit.
Sejukkan sebelum di simpan dalam bekas kedap udara.

JEM NENAS
1 biji Nenas ranum yg bersaiz Besar - sagat & sukat 5 cawan
2 cwn Gula
1 helai Daun Pandan

- Masak di atas api yg kecil sehingga pekat. Along masak ni antara 3-4 jam baru siap.
- Hati2 supaya jgn terlalu kering, takut nanti jem akan keras selepas di bakar dgn biskut. Guna kuali yg tidak melekat utk memudahkan kerja.


Doh yg telah di canai dgn pencanai tat
Tart Roller (Pencanai tat)

Before bake

Ubikayu Rebus & Sambal Ikan Bilis (Steamed Tapioca w Sambal)

 Kampung style breakfast for this morning..... whilst the father is enjoying it so much, UsuRaz is grumbling and disappointed with the menu because I promised him Spinach Pasta for this morning but changed my mind. Other than the father, AngahRuz & myself; UsuRaz & Liana didn't like it at all and they both opted for toasts instead.... see.... not all the time you can please everybody in the house!

For the sambal recipe, refer the earlier post here.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Ada sesiapa nak resipi dalam BM? Takda kot.... sambal tumis ikan bilis, semua org pandai buat kot.... Meh jamu mata jer lah ya... ni untuk org yg berselera kampung macam Along lah kan... bebudak susah sikit ler nak laku, dok selera makan pasta jer... susah betoi... dah majuk2 pagi ni tengok hidang ubikayu ni!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kacang Phool Ayam

 I bought a can of foul beans which I found in Taiping Giant hypermarket during my last visit. I used baked beans to replace the foul beans in the earlier version that I posted here because I cannot find the real ones in Miri. This time I've added minced chicken instead of beef. This is the first time I tried foul beans..... comparing the two versions, I prefer the first version using baked beans!

By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
1 can Foul Beans (squeezed) 
250g Minced Chicken
5 Shallots*
1 cloves Garlic*
½" Ginger*
½ tsp Fennel Seeds*
½ tsp Cumin seeds*  (*blend) 
2 tbs Curry Powder
1 Big Onion**
1 Tomato**
Red & Green Chilies**
(**diced)
Salt
¾ Boiled Eggs (or fried/poached eggs) 
Slices of Toasted Bread

METHOD:
1. Heat up some oil & stir fry blended ingredients* until fragrant.
Add in curry powder & stir for a minute.
Add in chicken meat & stir until cooked.
Add in foul beans & salt.
Let it boiled & add in tomato, onion & chilies.

2. Serve with toasted bread and eggs.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Kali ni Along buat Kacang Phool guna kacang yg sebenar, dulu Along buat guna baked beans jer sbb kat Miri takda jual kacang phool - tengok kat sini versi dulu tu ya. Versi kali ni, Along cuba2 guna isi ayam cincang pula & tambahkan jintan, memang sedap.... tapi kalau tanya Along mana yg sedap, Along lebih suka versi pertama dulu tu yg menggunakan baked beans walaupun hubby kata yg ini pun sedap juga.... terpulang lah selera masing2 kan.

BAHAN2:
1 tin Kacang Phool (ramas) 
250g Daging Ayam Cincang
5 ulas Bawang Merah*
1 ulas Bawang putih*
½" Halia* (*dikisar halus) 
½ st Jintan Manis*
½ st Jintan Putih* 
2 sb Rempah Kari Daging
1 biji Bawang Besar**
1 biji Tomato**
Cili Hijau & Merah**
(**didadu)
Garam
Telur Rebus ¾ masak / Telur Goreng
Roti Panggang

CARA2:
1. Panaskan sedikit minyak & tumis bahan2 kisar* sehingga wangi.
Masukkan rempah kari dan kacau sebentar.
Masukkan isi ayam & masak sehingga daging kecut.
Masukkan kacang phool & garam dan masak sehingga menggelegak.
Masukkan tomato, bwg besar & cili yg di dadu.

2. Hidangkan dengan roti panggang dan telur.

Showing both sides of the can

Drained Foul Beans


My favourite 3/4 cooked egg served w black soy sauce

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Polka-dot Apam for CNY Gift

 I wasn't feeling too well that I have to cancel my business trip to Holland which was scheduled this week. Apart from that, my hubby asked me to rest from blogging for few days to ensure I fully recover - that was the reason why I have been quiet for the last few days. So here I am again, feeling slightly better although I still need more rest....

A quick update today to show off my beautiful red & white polka-dot apam that I made for my friend Chin. For the last many years (almost 10 years), Chin never forget to give me something for Hari Raya and so did I when Chinese New Year approaching. Such a beautiful friendship and bonding between two different cultures. Due to my health, I made her something quick and easy to handle for this year gift. I chose red to denote the CNY color. I hope she & family enjoy it.
 The recipe was posted earlier here.



BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Along buat ni untuk hadiahkan kpd kawan untuk makan2 semperna CNY. Along guna resipi yang sama seperti yg buat kat sini dulu, cuma tukarkan warna & inti. Kali ni, Along guna inti blueberry jam & red bean paste.
Liana first training session... she was so eager to help so I gave her a simple task to place the paper cups into the mould with supervision by Kakak

Ready to enter the steamer
 Memang mudah kalau guna steamer elektrik ni...
Steaming in the process

Gong Xi Fa Cai


To all friends, bloggers and viewers in Malaysia, Singapore, China and the rest of the world..... My family and I would like to wish you
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Enjoy your new year and may the dragon year bring you health and prosperity!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chicken Spaghetti Bolognese (Again)

 Hubby had dinner outside with his customers.... no mood to cook anything complicated if he is not around and hence this simple menu. However, before he went out he told me to reserve a plate for him....LOL.

 I've shared the recipe before but pasted here again.... this time without any added thickener.

By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves 5-6 persons
INGREDIENTS:
1  packet Spaghetti - boil until ala-dente 
+/- 400g Minced Chicken Meat
1 Big Onion - chopped 
4 tbsp EV Olive Oil
4-5 cloves Garlic*
1" Ginger* (* pounded) 
2 tbsp Chili Paste
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 small can Tomato Puree
1 can Button Mushroom - chopped
1/2 cup Frozen Mixed Veg
Herbs - Mixed Herbs, Parsley, Basil, Oregano 
Water
Salt & Sugar
Parmesan Cheese

METHOD:
1. Heat up Olive oil & stir fry pounded ingredients until fragrant.
Add in big onion & stir for a minute.
Add in chili paste & stir fry until fragrant.
Add in mushroom & stir for a minute.
Add in tomato puree, salt & sugar.
Add in minced chicken, pepper & herbs.
Add in mixed veg.
Add some water & let it boil.

2. To serve, place cooked spaghetti on a plate & pour chicken bolognese on top.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Hubby dinner kat luar hari ni, so Along anak-beranak makan simple2 jer lah malam ni. Tak selera ler nak makan macam2 sangat kalau hubby takda kat rumah....ehem-ehem.... hehehee... (jiwang2 masih walau pun dah 22 thn kawen). Simpan juga lah sepinggan utk hubby sbb dia pesan.

Hidangan 5-6 orang
BAHAN2:
1  peket Spageti - rebus & tapis
+/- 400g Ayam Cincang Halus
1 biji Bwg Besar - cincang
4-5 sb EV Olive Oil (Minyak Zaitun dara)
4-5 ulas Bwg Putih*
1" Halia* (* tumbuk) 
2 sb Cili Mesin
1 st Lada Hitam tumbuk
1 tin kecil Tomato Puree
1 tin Cendawan Butang - hiris nipis
1/2 cwn Sayur Campur Beku
Herba - Mixed Herbs, Parsley, Basil, Oregano
Air
Garam & Gula
Parmesan Cheese

CARA2:
1. Panaskan minyak zaitun & tumis bhn tumbuk sehingga wangi.
Masukkan bwg besar & tumis sekejap.
Masukkan cili mesin & tumis sehingga wangi.
Masukkan cendawan & kacau sebentar.
Masukkan tomato puree, garam & gula.
Masukkan ayam, lada & herba.
Masukkan sayur campur.
Masukkan air & biar menggelegak.

2. Hidangkan spageti yg telah di rebus ke dlm pinggan & tuangkan kuah ayam bolognese ke atasnya.
Taburkan parmesan cheese.




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Durian Cheesecake

 There are still tonnes of Durian being sold in Miri and prices start to drop. I bought another dozen of Durians in the recent weekend for us to enjoy it fresh, some turned into Pengat & Roti Jala, Tempoyak, Durian Cheesecake and still lots of leftover which I froze.

Come & drool over my creation of Durian Cheesecake.... I purposely made it rich with Durian which AngahRuz complaining that it is more duriany than cheesy.... everybody else love it especially my hubby. Anyway, I made one mistake.... it was too late at night that I forgotten about it... only at 1am I remembered that the cheesecake was still in the oven! As a result it was slightly overcooked... the texture could have been better if I took it out on time but no one is complaining except me!
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Makes 9" round 
BASE:
1½ cup Flour

⅓ cup Sugar
1 Egg - beaten
½ cup Butter - soften

1. Mix all the base ingredients and press into a springform tin. 
Prick with fork & bake 190C for 15 minutes.
Cool. 

FILLING:
500g Cream cheese
30g Butter
120g Castor Sugar
30g Cornflour
250ml Whipping Cream
4 Eggs - lightly beaten

250g Durian Pulps

METHOD:

2. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Add sugar & cornflour.
Add in cream and blend well.
Slowly adding beaten egg and mix until just combined.

Finally fold in Durian.
Pour the mixture into the prepared base.

3. Bake 160C for 1 hour.

Let cake cool & chill overnight or at least 6 hours.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Siapa tak pernah makan ciskek durian, angkat tangan....! Kalau anda suka ciskek & suka durian, cuba lah kombinasi hebat ni.... memang sedap tau! Sebab kan durian tengah berlambak2 kat Miri skrg ni, Along pun cuba2 lah mereka buat Durian Cheesecake ni, hubby Along asyik puji jer.... suka betul dia. Along tak puas hati sebab terlebih masak.... terlupa ciskek ni dok dalam oven... pukul 1 pagi baru teringat.... mak oi, garing dah tepi nya!

Saiz 9" round
BASE:
1½ cwn Tepung Gandum⅓ cwn Gula Halus
1 bj Telur - pukul sedikit
½ cwn Butter - lembutkan

1. Campur kesemua bahan & tekankan ke dlm tin springform. 
Cucuk2 dgn garfu & bakar 190C  selama 15 minit.
Sejukkan.

 
FILLING:
500g Cream cheese
30g Butter
120g Gula Kaster
30g Tepung Jagung
250ml Whipping Cream
4 bj Telur - di pukul sedikit
250g Isi Durian

TOPPING:
1/2 st Agar2 Serbuk
30ml Air Panas
150g Blueberry pie filling

CARA2:
2. Pukul cream cheese & butter sehingga sebati.
Masukkan gula & tepung jagung.
Masukkan cream & pukul sebati.
Masukkan telur sedikit2 sehingga sebati.
Akhir sekali, gaulakn isi durian sehingga rata.
Tuangkan ke atas base tadi.


3. Bakar 160C selama 1 jam.
Sejukkan di suhu bilik & kemudian sejukkan dlm peti sejuk selama 6 jam atau semalaman.



Monday, January 16, 2012

Fried Beef with Petai (Daging & Petai Goreng)

 Not everybody like Petai but I'm a fan of it! Suddenly I crave for Beef & Petai.... this is the way I like to cook it - my way which is simple but nice!
By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
300-400g Beef - sliced
1/2 cup Petai Seeds (RM2 in Miri)
2 Big Onion - sliced thinly
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Chili Oil or Chili Powder
Sliced Green/Red Chilies
Salt

METHOD:
1. Heat up 4-5 tbsp oil & stir fry onion until golden brown.
Add in beef & turmeric powder, stir until well mixed.
Add in chili oil/powder & salt & stir until beef is cooked.
Add in Petai & sliced chilies & cook few more minutes.

2. Served with white rice.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Tetiba pula teringin nak makan lauk daging campur petai. Ini cara Along masak, memang sempoi tapi sungguh menyelerakan.

BAHAN2:
300-400g Daging Lembu - hiris
1/2 cwn Petai (RM2 in Miri)
2 bj Bwg Besar - hiris nipis
1/2 st Kunyit
2 st Chili Oil atau Cili Serbuk
Hirisan Cili Hijau/Merah
Garam

CARA2:
1. Panaskan 4-5 sb minyak & goreng bwg besar sehingga perang.
Masukkan daging & serbuk kunyit - kacau sebati.
Masukkan chili oil atau cili serbuk & garam - kacau sehingga daging empuk.
Masukkan Petai & hirisan cili & masak lagi beberapa minit.

2. Hidangkan dgn nasi putih yg panas2.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Honey Pandan Chicken (Ayam Pandan Madu)

 My Pandan tree is spreading wild & I had to chop it as it started to invade into other plant territory & may kill them. I took the opportunity to cook the family's favourite dish.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
6 pieces Chicken Wing - each cut into two 
2" Ginger*
1 tsp Black Pepper Corns* (* pounded)
2 tbsp Chili Paste
3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
3 tbsp Black Soya Sauce
1 tbsp Honey
Salt

METHOD:
1. Marinate chicken with all the ingredients for 15 minutes or longer.
2. Wrap with Pandan leaves & secure with tooth pick.
3. Deep fry until cooked.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Lauk kegemaran kat rumah ni...... sedap harum pandan & berperisa madu.... cuba lah, sedap buat ratah2 juga.

BAHAN2:
6 ketul Kepak Ayam - potong dua 
2" Halia*
1 st Biji Lada Hitam* (* tumbuk)
2 sb Cili Mesin
3 sb Sos Tiram
3 sb Kicap
1 sb Madu
Garam

CARA2:
1. Perap ayam dgn kesemua bahan selama 15 minit atau lebih lama lebih sedap.
2. Balut dn daun pandan & semat dgn lidi.
3. Goreng dgn minyak dalam sehingga masak.