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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Banana Leaf Meal at Home & Jumping onto the Moringa Craze Wagon



Moveover blueberries, salmon,  seaweed and etc.There is a new superfood in town.

Yup...over here we are having the Moringa plant craze. Said to be the superfood bla bla bla...(Go google dot com and find out la). Anyway.... do be cautious. All super food , eat in moderation.

The above are seed pods of the moringa plant and also well  know here as "drumsticks". It can be use for cooking and the seeds can be eaten. Price for 100gm of the seeds in the market now cost around RM20-RM30 depending on area. Nowadays, you can see many uncles and aunties munching these while watching TV.

Anyway, these drumsticks is not new to Papa. Ah Mah used to cook this when he was a kid. Papa have been missing it for some time.


Last week, Mamarazzi saw it being sold at the night market for RM8/kg. Bought some.  But...how to cook ar? No idea ....Papa said cook "Sambar" and suggested to look for it at Nava's blog. Indeed found a simple recipe at Nava's blog (http://www.nava-k.com/2012/05/murungakka-drumstick-sambar-lentil-stew.html).



The mango trees at the playground opposite our house also fruiting. 


Saw in Facebook someone in the gardening group making Mango Chutney. Mamarazzi plucked some of the mango and  decided to make Mango Chutney. Missed the Mango Chutney from Devi's.

Found another simple recipe from Nava's blog (http://www.nava-k.com/2012/12/mango-chutney.html). Love the recipe as the ingredients are simple and instruction simple to follow .

Hmmm..... since got two indian dishes...mamarazzi thinks...oh well...might as well have Banana Leaf rice at home.


Went out to the garden and cut some banana leaves. Cooked a few dishes.....and jeng jeng!!!!


Plucked some moringa leaves from the plant outside our house and fried with some eggy...I love eggy.

Fried some "garbage". Yup...I guess Mamarazzi will never let me forget that I mispronounced "Cabbage" and "Garbage" when I was younger. Just imagine your kid telling you that he wanna eat "garbage" (*LOL*)

Mamarazzi's Mango Chutney. Had to cooked 2 rounds as the 1st round cooked too long and it sorta "melted". She had to cut two more mangoes and add into the melted mango chutney. Taste okay la though the mango is a bit sour as compared to what she had at Devi's .Still delicious.

Papa's superfood. Drumsticks Sambar. The vege cooked a bit too long. Next time must not cook too long.

Made this Cucumber onion with yogurt for me as I like to eat this at Kanna Curry House but somehow at home I didn't feel like eating pulak. End up Papa sapu all.


Ah...this I like. Fried chicken. 

Oh ya hor...Banana Leaf rice must eat with Papadom. crunchy Papadom. Not bad lah this attempt of having Banana Lef rice at home. Only one regret of Mamarazzi is that she doesn't know how to make the fried salted chili. She loves to have that with the Banana Leaf rice.


69 comments:

  1. Yeeee...this is what I call the best meal ever! I used to eat moringa (we knew it as drumsticks) when I was young. Mum added it into chicken curry. ^.^

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    1. Now moringa is back again in the limelight. Everywhere people is talking about it

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    2. Yeaa...that is so surprising! ^.^

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  2. I mentioned about what you did to my girl in the presence of the mum hoping that the mum would go through all that trouble to prepare a nice banana leaf meal for us to enjoy too - none here and my girl loves it so much, but unfortunately, dia buat macam tak tahu aje. Tsk! Tsk! Sobsssss!!!!!

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    1. no need to sobs. Just cut some banana leaf and cook up a few dishes la. You can cook well what...

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  3. Mamarazzi has improved tremendously in her cooking skill, she can cook like a storm now, banana leaf rice at home also can be prepared by her. I salute and lose my word to describe her.

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  4. I like banana leaf but cannot eat it often. Too expensive and a bit on "lemak" & fattening side. ^^

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    1. cook at home....not expensive...can cook the dishes that you like

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  5. mamarazzi....you very keng!!! i salute!

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  6. Thank you Kathy. I am so happy the recipes came out great and your family enjoyed it. I love the drumsticks, but like you said, has become rather pricey and not easily now available over my place. Our fav indeed.

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    1. Your recipe are delicious. Thanks for walking me through it. 😊

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  7. This is a delicious spread!!

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    1. Yup..thanks to Nava's delicious recipes

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  8. Having a garden makes a difference, can grow your own food and pluck the fresh produce anytime you need it. That's a yummy banana leaf meal.

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    1. Yes it sure makes a big difference.

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  9. Mamarazzi's Meal looks delicious, she must be a great cook!

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  10. Mmmm......... I'm not familiar with these veggies, Kathy! Love to try some day........ Happy weekend, my dear! xoxo

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  11. I like the way moringa smells. And your mangoes look delicious.

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  12. I have never heard of the Moringa Plant. I think we do not have it here. But mama's dishes always look good! She could make anything taste great!

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    1. Thanks Ginny. Probably coz of different climate. Maybe your side dont have it

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  13. Hello, moringa is new to me. I am always willing to try new foods though. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Good for you for daring to try out new stuffs

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  14. garbage and cabbage made me laugh. :)

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    1. hahaha.....kids talk will have you laughing like nobody's business

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  15. Nice to see you are blogging again, lil kitten ... smiles ... everything looks sooo good !!! (About Moringa though ... this food can have serious side effects, when the wrong parts of the plant are eaten, yes? ... Moringa is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. These parts of the plant may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis and death. Moringa has been used safely in doses up to 6 grams daily for up to 3 weeks ... anyway, you probably know that ... Love, cat.

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    1. Thanks Cat.

      Yeah...felt so lazy to blog. there are loads of things to write but hard to get the engine going

      So far no serious side effect but everything must be taken in moderation. Not sure abot the roots as we don't eat that but heard that the bark and stem makes great soup

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  16. I am getting hungry looking at your photos. Fortunately for me I will be making supper shortly! :)

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  17. I have not heard of banana leaf but bet it is good. The mango tree seems to product beautiful mangos.

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    1. Banana Leaf meal is quite well known over here. Yes, the tree produced a lot of mangoes but have a lot of fiery ants too

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  18. Wow wow! Semua menjadi. hehe.

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  19. Your mama is good in cooking, i must learn from her...

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  20. Wah! Your mama really hebat! Everything also she can cook! I have eaten drumstick curry but its been a long time.

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    1. hahaha still learning from online recipe.

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  21. I have never heard of that super food!

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    1. Maybe there is no moringa plants at your part of the world. Over here the craze is recent. Previously there are moringa plants every whwre but nobody wanted at all

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  22. Although I hardly eat banana leaf meal, but it's quite tempting to have once in a blue moon. Two dishes I particular like is the deep fried bitter gourd and fried chicken.lol

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    1. hahaha ya same like Mamarazzi . she loves the fried bittergourd and the fried cili

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  23. Oh wow, mouth-watering food, that makes me miss home!

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  24. This is simply great cook up. Hats off to you.

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  25. Heard quite a fair bit about moringa...moringa tea..heard its good for diabetic, cancer etc.But I have yet to see how it looks in like real life.

    You in-house banana leaf meal looks great...can open restaurant liao!

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    1. yup...same here. Heard of the medicinal value but then dunno how true it is. Can plant in a pot if you just wanted the leave

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  26. Wah seh! Good lah can DIY banana leaf rice at home.

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    1. hahahaha.... saja change the monotony of cooking at home

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  27. The dishes above made me drool and drool... salivating... mango chutney, oh my goodness! I miss that... last time I used to do when my father in law was still alive.. he liked to eat that with rice.. very hoi wai, he said..

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    1. wah you also know leh.....eat that with rice sure best giler

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  28. Cool, BLR at home!
    PS: Why drumstick? It doesn't look like at all o.O"

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    1. tarak tau why that name oh. Maybe coz it look like sticks that is use to play drums gua

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  29. I do not know is it good to read this post before I take my breakfast.

    hmmm... must be very yummy.

    Cannot resist.

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    1. hahaha... BLR is pretty irresistable

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  30. Moringa?? hmmm I will google that.

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    1. Yup...do google it. Now many people are looking for this.

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  31. Wakakakakaka!!! Mamarazzi is so creative to eat on real Banana Leaves!
    Did she wear saree and insisted that Kaldip and you wear the white Dothi? This is really interesting to hear a Chinese family eating with rice on Banana leaves.

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    1. Sikit lagi add with bollywood dancing leh....

      The bollywood dancing was yesterday's cerita .

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