Saturday, September 7, 2013
Squid Fritters/ Sotong Goreng Tepung
Assalamualaikum and Hello Dear Readers,
In this outing I am sharing with you a popular snack or finger food usually sold in Thai food outlet.The dish is called Squid Fritters (Sotong Goreng Tepung). I hope you can now prepare this at home especially during the Ramadhan. It's quick and not hard to prepare. The crusts is tasty and light and taste so good when dip in chilly sauce. This finger food is great for snacks and parties and should be served hot.
Have a look at how Squid fritters is prepared.Here's the video
Here's the recipe:
Squid Fritters/ Sotong Goreng Tepung
6 squids (clean and wash, pat dry and cut each one into 3 segments or as preferred)
enough oil for deep frying
4 tbs corn flour
4 eggs (if the eggs are big reduce to 2 or 3)
1 tbs vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
Beat all until smooth.
1) Place the squids into the batter. Use a fork to make sure the squids are fully covered by the batter.
2) Deep fry in hot oil.
3) Remove when the squids are golden brown.
4) Garnish with tomato and cucumber slices and serve with chilly sauce.
HEALING EFFECTS OF FASTING
Muslims in Malaysia will be welcoming the Ramadhan Al Mubaraq on Monday. Let us exercise some restrain during iftar so as not to nullify the benefits of fasting. From ancient times fasting has been considered as a natural therapy for so many ailments.Allow me to share with you the opinions of historical figures and modern medical and health professionals about the healing effects of fasting.
Kripalu Center for Holistic Health, from their book The Self-Health Guide
"When we fast, energy is freed for a thorough housecleaning of the system. The body becomes lighter, more flexible; the mind becomes clearer and more creative. Greater intuitive powers may develop and deep spiritual insights may be experienced after a period of time. A feeling of well-being arises when the energy is freed in this way -- problems suddenly become solutions and ideas flow from nowhere."
Gabriel Cousins, M.D. (psychiatry)
"I often observe in the fasting participants that by four days of fasting, concentration seems to improve, creative thinking expands, depression lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, the mind becomes more tranquil and a natural joy begins to appear. It is my hypothesis that when the physical toxins are cleared from the brain cells, mind-brain function automatically and significantly improves and spiritual capacities expands."
Joel Fuhrman, M.D., in Fasting and Eating for Health
"The body's wondrous ability to autolyze (or self-digest) and destroy needless tissue such as fat, tumors, blood vessel plaque, and other nonessential and diseased tissues, while conserving essential tissues, gives the fast the ability to restore physiologic youth to the system. By removing or lessening the burden of diseased tissue, including the fatty tissue narrowing the blood vessels, fasting increases the blood flow and subsequent oxygenation and nutrient delivery to vital organs throughout the body."
Elson Haas, M.D. in Staying Healthy with Nutrition
"Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature's ancient, universal 'remedy' for many problems. Animals instictively fast when ill."
"Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. ...to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness."
"Fasting is the greatest remedy --
the physician within."
Mark Twain, in My Debut As a Literary Person
"A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors."
I leave you with a quote from Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)
“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms, and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots”
Take care.May we all strive for peace.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan