Salam suka-suka hati from me :-)
Suka suka hati and masak dari hati masak dengan Iman is trademark from chef ammar in his cooking show - Hidangan Barakah which is aired at TvAlhijrah during the month of Ramadhan. I found that his cooking show is different from other cooking show that I usually watched. He introduced cooking in more Islamic way as he stressed on sunnah and dzikir. I agree with him that we must cook from our heart - I mean a happy heart will a give a good result, if I am not happy or stressed, I will not baking as the cake not turn out as expected even though baking is my monthly routine :-)
Chef Ammar briefed us about the recipe, selection of olive oil, how to cut the vegetable for the salad, sunnah food, kitchen time management. He shares may tips in cooking :-) To chef, the rules is, prepare the food that takes longer time to cook first and shorter time to cook is the last.
Our first recipe is to prepare the mandy lamb dish. He taught us how to clean and marinate the lamb. He advise us to choose a lamb shoulder as Our prophet likes to eat lamb shoulder. Skimming is also very inportant to make the food last more than a day. And, don't forget - dzikir :-)
(picture credit to Kingfiher Adventures)
Next, we prepare the brasmathi rice with saffron. He demonstrate to us how to clean and cooked the rice in proper way. During the cooking process, the aroma that came from the cooker, makes everyone nearby feels hungry and it is masyallah..tasty.
Our third menu for the day is to prepare Baklavah. I love it as it is not too sweet. Chef had adjust the sugar volume in the syrup so that it is not too sweet.
Humus is the bonus recipe. Easy to prepare, chickpeas, tahini, lemon salt blend together and decorate it with olive oil, chickpeas and paprika powder..yumm!..
Suka-suka hati after the cooking session..I personally feels the the cooking lesson is value for money and the place is also very nice and quiet. I enjoy the class very much where I got a chance not only learning a new recipe but also making a new friend that have the same passion and hobby.
Suka-suka hati jugak dapat door gift - victorinox pairing knife, apron with personally signed by chef ammar and peeler..sangat suka!
I cooked the menu on the next day, alhamdulillah..syukur pada Allah untuk ilmu yang bermanafaat. Till next entry have a beautiful weekedays ahead :-).