Healthy Comfort Food with Pantry Staples


Comfort food is the familiar taste of simple and happy times. It is the taste and feeling of returning to mum’s or grandma’s kitchen to find the dishes of your childhood prepared with love, ready for your return.

For convenience, Ayam Brand has developed quick, easy and healthy comfort food recipes to envelop you in culinary love. This recipe uses pantry staples that are easily found at home. If you don’t have any of the ingredients, substitute with whatever you have, it will work out.

Mackerel Paratel

For curry lovers, paratel, a dry-ish curry dish with just a hint of gravy is staple as a quick and tasty meal because it can be whipped up faster than regular curries!


1 or 2 cans of Ayam Brand Mackerel in Tomato Sauce

Some curry leaves

1 sliced red onions

1 sliced red chilly

Dry spices like chili powder

Lime and salt


Heat the oil, saute the onion, curry leaves and red chili until fragrant. Add in the mackerel with the tomato sauce, and mash lightly. Next add the lime juice and chili powder.  Then add salt to taste. Finally, let it cook until slightly dry and serve with rice or bread or chapati.

Using simple ingredients, the dish will satisfy any hungry souls wanting for more.

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serving: 4 pax

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