22 January 2015

Air Fried Turmeric Chicken Wings with Curry Leaves

I know that about 2 months ago, I got the fancy kitchen gadget called Thermomix. Not long after that, I bought another kitchen gadget...Ooops!!

Please welcome my latest addition to my kitchen family, the Phillips Avance Collection Airfryer XL. Eating healthier and frying without oil. That got my interest!!! I must say, I've been using both my gadgets a lot and I kept telling my hubs that they're the best things that I've ever bought last year for my kitchen!!!

I was trying out my own recipe last week with the Airfryer, where I would traditionally have to deep fried it with lots and lots of oil. This time, with the Airfryer, I did not have to use a single drop of oil. Did I say that I am super impressed?

You can try this recipe with either chicken wings or drumsticks, but I personally prefer the wings. My only tip is, do note that the curry leaves will fly and might get stuck at the top grill. Make sure you get them out when you've finished cooking, otherwise they will get burnt when you use the Airfryer next time!

Air Fried Turmeric Chicken Wings with Curry Leaves
Recipe by Michelle Lee
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 21 minutes
Total time: 26 minutes


  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika/chilli
  • A pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • A handful fresh curry leaves

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut the whole wing into sections; which are drumette, middle and tip. Discard the tips.
  2. Marinade all the ingredients except for curry leaves, preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat AF at 200 deg C for 3 minutes.
  4. Air fry the chicken wings at 200 deg C for 8 minutes.
  5. Throw in the curry leaves and air fry the chicken wings at 180 deg C for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with steam rice.

02 January 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and is looking forward to the new year!! I know I am!!!

We had a lovely Christmas Day with lots of good food and surrounded by friends. In fact, we even had two Christmas meals in a day!!! Christmas lunch at our friend's place and Christmas dinner at our place!! I'm sure all of us were in some sort of food coma that night!!!

Anyway, for the first time ever, I've decided to cook a traditional Christmas meal, sort of. This was our menu:

I actually bought the leg of ham from Woolworths just a few days before Christmas and was frantically looking for recipes on how to glazed a ham as I've never done it before. I think I was a little bit too ambitious and was stressing myself at the same time with "What if it doesn't turn out ok?", "What if it taste yuck", and so on. Did I tell you I've never made bread rolls before too? I was trying to do a lot of things from scratch with my new Thermomix and I'm just glad everything turn out ok!!!

Also, all three of the dishes that I prepared were all made with my Thermomix. I must say, it has been used quite a lot lately and I'm absolutely loving it. It definitely has to be one of my best purchases for the year 2014.

Last but not least, happy new year to all of you!!! Wishing you lots of love and happiness. Thank you Lord for blessing me with a wonderful husband, my lovely daughter Sabina and another baby on the way. Can't wait to start the new year as a family of four.