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I was born and brought up in Kota Bahru,Kel,Malaysia From a very young age I was very interested in cooking. My sisters were all married by the time I was ten it fell on me to help my mother to do the household chores. Slowly I started cooking. After doing our household chores I go and help our neighbour Mok Wan who happened to be a kuih seller, helping her with the task of grinding rice, beating eggs, peeling onions and packing the kuihs usually fell on me for just 20 cents. Mok Wan was very good in making all those traditional Kelantanese kuih whicn are known for their variety and distinct taste. It was she who give me the best lessons in Malay culinary arts. It have been years since she passed away but her art of making kuih is still with me. It was my mother who gave me the lessons in Indian culinary arts, I helped her cook, learning all the time without realising it. Every time when I cook for my friends, the first thing they ask me is "Did you learn cooking?" Far from protesting vehemently that I was self-taught, I must admit I that I gained my knowledge of cooking partly from my family, partly from helping people who are masters of their arts and partly from cookery books.

About the cuisine

Our food is a delicious blend of flavours coming from the Malays,Chinese,India and indigenous communities living in Malaysia

Friday, January 13, 2012

VEGETARIAN CHICKEN CURRY WITH PUMKIN













250gm vegetarian chicken
250gm pumkin,cut into cube
600ml thick coconut milk
1 big tomato,cut into wadges
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp chilli powder
Salt and a bit of sugar to taste

Grind to  paste

6 dried chilli,remove seeds and soaked.
2 stalk lemon grass,finely sliced
11/2 cm lengkuas,chopped
4 shallots,sliced
2 garlic,chopped
1 cm ginger,chopped

For tempering(A)

5-6 tbsp oil
1 stick cinnamon stick
2 star anis
2 stalk kari leafs

1. Heat oil and add A and let it fry,add the grind paste and meat curry powder and chilli powder. Fry until the oil rise.
2. Add the coconut milk,salt,tomato and sugar. Let it boil and simmer for 10 mints.
3. Add the vegetarian chicken and pumkin cook till the pumkin is cook. Remove from the heat and serve with rice.







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