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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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SIMPLE MALAY LUNCH



YOUNG JACKFRUIT IN COCONUT MILK

250gm young jackfruit,clean and cut into pieces.
30gm dried prawns,soaked
500ml thick coconut milk
1/2 big onion,sliced finely
1-2 red chili,sliced in two
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

1. Heat the oil and add in the onion,chili and the dried prawns. Fry until fragrant.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer until the jackfruit is cooked.

TURMERIC FRIED FISH

500gm fish
Enough salt and turmeric to rub on the fish.
Oil to fry

Fry the fish until cooked.








SAMBAL BELACAN

10 fresh chillis
30gm belacan,toasted
3 tbsp calamansi lime juice
Salt and sugar to taste

Pound the chillies,belacan to the desired consistency. Season to taste with the lime juice and sugar















1 comment:

  1. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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