Friday, October 31, 2008

Do not Spook unless you are Spooken to!!

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees,
"Tonight is Halloween!"

Asia is fast catching up with the idea of Halloween. Here in Hong Kong, its a BIG event. The streets are all lit up with bright pumpkin lights and there is a costume parade at Lan Kwai Fong (the hang out of the party people). FYI...We had gone there last week. Its total fun!
I am a firm believer of having fun....any rhyme or reason will do. Sometimes even thats not required. lol. I don't have kids of my own as of now but no worries as I make do with my darling husband...he's my child. lol... So I decided to make a spooky lunch for him. Generally spooky sweets are made at this festival of "trick or treat"...but we were in no mood of sweets especially after the recent Diwali overdose; so I put the destructive devil in me to make my otherwise 'good' lunch...'bad' (wicked grin).

Lo and behold, the Spooky Spider lunch is ready. The bloody eyes take their color from the cherry tomatoes. The skinny spidy legs are crunchy edible pretz. The rest of the spidy body is yummylicious peas and sausage fried rice.
In true Halloween spirit we ate like a monster!!
Heres' the trick/treat for you--

Spidy Peas and Sausage Fried Rice
two cups of cooked rice (3/4th cooked)
3 large chicken sausages chopped
3 stalks of spring onion
half cup green peas
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp tobasco hot pepper sauce (mild or hot depending on taste)
2 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
a dash of cumin powder
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


In a wok, heat oil. Saute the onions and sausages. Add the ginger ,garlic. Stir. Now add the soy sauce, tobasco and ketchup. Stir again. Add the peas and the sugar. Add the cooked rice. Sprinkle salt to taste. Add a dash of ground cumin powder. Mix well. Cover and simmer for a minute. Serve hot.

Tip: Its important that the rice be partly cooked or else while mixing the rice grains may break because of over cooking.


  1. Hi Navita...this is a nice & spooky Halloween treat...very yummy! Sorry I didnt get here send me your email address & I can help you with your award posting. Congrats for your first award; the first one is always special.

  2. Hey thanks for the quick response Deeba,
    Will certainly send you my email.Yes the "firsts" are always remembered.:-)


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