Monday, September 27, 2010

Groundnuts Porridge

From my previous badminton post, I jumped to cooking porridge... hahahaa... (no la lang one)

Sometimes I do not know what to cook for my kids and boiling porridge seems to be the easiest.. just dump everything inside the pot and let it cook in slow fire.....

Easier said than done... when it comes to groundnuts porridge, the nuts must be soft then only the porridge is nice, right? My three fellas love them soft and chewable....

first I soaked them with hot water...

then I boiled them in slow fire till soft..
took a long time lah!
any other way to quicken up the process?

RM5 minced meat with added cornflour, salt, pepper, sauce

some dried scallops...
and 2 salted eggs... all dumped into the porridge..

and after an hour or so, we get to eat this...

Salted eggs, Groundnuts, Minced meat, Scallop Porridge!
anything else to add in?

55 comments:

  1. Yea..very appetizing but now i seldom cook the porridge using gas. In fact microwave else my pot will end up with a big black hole..ahhaha

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  2. ling, i havent cooked porridge using microwave.. rice cooker yes.. .

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  3. I never eat groundnut porridge before, mybe i can try this? quite simple! :D n most important its yummy! hehe

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  4. I only started to love eating groundnut porridge this year. It was by accident at a food fair and didn't realise that it tasted so good with scallops, oysters, nuts and century egg inside. MMmmnn! So heavenly.

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  5. Dad and Mum love to eat porridge on Sundays. We add something extraordinary into the porridge - Grilled Pork Knuckle (Siew Chee Keok / Siew Chee Sao) and the outcome is... very flavourful porridge because the five-spice powder used to marinate the pork knuckle has infused into the porridge. While waiting for the porridge to cook, I will keep stirring for nor less than half an hour so as to produce a creamy, smooth texture and more concentrated porridge.

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  6. caroline: oh u never taken this before? over here in ipoh.. common..


    twilight: serious? when we were kids, we ate quite frequently.. we means my siblings and i..hahaha..


    mingna: wah..siew chu kwat.. my favorite too.. my mum can cook it very nice.. yes, with groundnuts and tam choy.. best!

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  7. Claire:

    When I open my blog, the message "The services for this domain have been removed".
    Someone told me that my blog has been hijacked. I am afraid there is nothing much I could do except for changing the title. Will let you know the outcome soon.

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  8. use the rice cooker with porridge function lah. dump everything in, in an hour or so, can makan dy :D I did that today! So ngam wan we... i eat porridge today u oso :P

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  9. got slow cooker or not? i think can put the peanuts inside and next day sure soft soft wan.

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  10. i love porridge, but i don't like groundnuts. LOL!

    I will put minced meat, salted egg, century egg. Simple and yummy!!

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  11. another cheating way. can use canned peanuts. very soft. jialat, i am such a bad example of a house'fly'. kekeke

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  12. i love porridge too. try adding some kei chee n tung kwai..smells good.

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  13. mingna: why like that one? so worrying .. how to hijack.. i wonder.. hackers? they do like random?


    merryn: yeah.. rice cooker also got .. but i want the nuts to be soft.. so have to use gas .. longer time!


    tuti: wah..one day?? yeah, better used canned nuts..hahaha.. good idea.. me also lazy bump..


    annie: now u remind me.. put in some dried oysters too.. wah.. got so much ingredients already..

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  14. wenn: tong kwai and kei chee in porridge?? serious or not?

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  15. Sounds intersting... I don't think I have ever had porridge?!

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  16. It looks great but I think adding century egg will take it a notch higher.
    yumzz,,, reading yr post n Annie's bbq.. I'm hungry.

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  17. Mmmm....I can smell it from here! Why do you have to add he corn flour to the minced meat?

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  18. never had one before..but this one is worth to try! =)

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  19. It didn't look good in the first picture, but what a tasty trnsformation you made. The porridge here is nothing like this. what we call porridge is something like oatmeal. I have never heard of dried scallops!

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  20. Looks nice! Wanna try that some time. Haha you caught me at the salted egg :D I love salted egg with porridge

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  21. Ohh... I dun like to cook rice using rice cooker... prefer to use gas... more wangi. :D

    I never cook porridge this way, though... I usually use shredded chicken+ diced potatoes+dried shrimps instead...

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  22. Never had groundnuts with porridge...unless at hotel breakfast, and I curi from the nasi lemak condiments - kacang and ikan bilis and hard boiled egg. LOL!!!

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  23. wow...Chef Claire cooking porridge ! looks delish ....why din bring some over for me and Daddy...save me some cooking :p

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  24. togetherwesave: porridge is soft rice.. put more water and cook it with slow fire..


    elaine: yes lor.. century egg is nice too..but didnt have inside the fridge.. :)


    mamapumpkin: cornflour to make the minced meat smoother..not so kasar..


    angelbear: never tried? common in Ipoh and some other states as well..


    ginny: dried scallops from China and quite expensive over here..


    daniel: yeah, my kids love them too! but dont eat too much... no good.. hahaha..


    cleff: gosh, i never cook chicken with dried prawns before.. how did that taste?


    elin: dont make me embarrassed! hahaha..

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  25. Hey, just stumbled over to your blog, great stuff! :-) I love the look of the porridge, makes me feel like a big hearty bowl for breakfast right now!

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  26. How it taste? SEdapp... lol...dump diced potatoes and dried shrimps inside... den make ayam goreng kunyit, after that, shred the ayam goreng kunyit and serve on top. LOL. My anak likes this, cuz the porridge will be abit salty and not bland. LOL... can serve with salted eggs or marmite oso... ohh... *DROOL*

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  27. wow, i learn something new today... groundnuts hv to be cooked loong time before adding into the porridge huh. looks yummy!

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  28. minchow: actually i also want a bowl now.. hahaha...


    cleff: gosh so much work.. next time u cook for me lar..


    irene: yes, groundnuts take a long time to turn soft.. try putting in pressure cooker.. faster.. hahaha..

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  29. This is delicious. Perfect for breakfast. :D

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  30. I never had groundnuts porridge before. Going to try it out, using your simple recipe :)

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  31. hi.....
    is my first time to visiting your site....wow is a greats site and your informtion is very good, if you have a time come visiting me too, i hope we can make a friend in another story

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  32. tekkaus: yes, good when we r not feeling well too :)


    yvonne: but remember to boil the groundnuts longer..if got pressure cooker, better..


    mnhl: kids dish.. haha...


    rafi: great.. i will hop over..

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  33. there are two type ground nuts wor. Must buy the one for cooking soup one. Get soft easier.

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  34. yummy, would top it with spring onions & dash of sesame oil.. ground nuts need to be soaked
    overnite & slow cooked. i tried the canned ones not to my liking:(

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  35. i like 'tong choy' in my porridge.. so, each time I will put some of that.. :D

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  36. wah...really must try and cook this at home...hahaha....looks yummy

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  37. kathy: oh yeah hor.. got big and small, right?


    missyc: yes, yes..garnishings.. but then u know la..my kids, they dont like.. so lantak la.. hahahaa..yes, must soak overnight..i dint..so took longer time to cook..


    cyn: toong choy chu yuk best!!


    via: for hot weathers and for smaller kids, suitable i guess! hahaha..

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  38. WahhhH!!!! I like this porridge a lot a lot a lot. My fav!! If for me, I will add in dry 'tang chai'(preserved vegetables). Will add more aroma and a bit of saltiness to it. Yumzz.. Drooling liao leh now.. wan to eat it from your blog. :P

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  39. that's already a very nice porridge, nothing else need to add already.. hmmm, minor details perhaps spring onion and browned shallots?? :)

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  40. OYSTER !!! ho see...

    and chung, sliced ginger to top it all up?

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  41. I know how to make it faster! Pressure cooker! :) I just bought one today.. Going to try out and let you know the outcome! :)

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  42. charlene: can cook that in your room.. hahaa..


    sk: yeah,..no garnishing, hor..


    ann: yes, if we adults eat.. my kids no like ginger one! :0


    sweetwitch: yes, right!! i dont hv pressure cooker, conked out liow.. so it took a long time to get soft..

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  43. I really need this here...so comforting and delicious and will keep me warm and happy in this cold weather. I have never tried peanuts in porridge. Need to try.

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  44. hi claire - for me, instead of putting groundnut, I put in the other type of nuts loh (the skin is red colour eh before we kopek out the nuts), that one easy to turn soft cos I'm cooking porridge everyday for Lindy and myself (poor me, my lunch is porridge lah everyday after she can eat solid food). Besides, i ada masuk brocoli, sometimes i change to pumpkin; bayam; potato and macam2 lah i change-change. I like to add in baby corn (this one is for myself and lindy jz take the taste only lah cos baby corn won't turn soft, dia tak boleh makan - I like to eat the baby corn, sedap. maybe u can try try and see next round.

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  45. marymoh: yes.. but then eating porridge can make us hungry fast.. :)


    amy: wow.. u sound very expert already.. the ingredients mentioned are so healthy for us..yes, good.. for us and small kids too!

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  46. Looks yummy...try to add century egg,it is my favo porridge.

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  47. mery: yes... next time must remember to buy.. :)

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  48. Will definitely want to try this one day.

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  49. sheoh yan: yes, good for hot weather and kids too.. :)

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  50. Hey nice food stuffs, really liked it, looks yummy...

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  51. Never had those groundnuts porridge before, it might be yummy and you people have really enjoyed it...

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  52. suzzane: they were not bad.. my kids love them!

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