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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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MASALA PRAWNS

MASALA PRAWN

300gm prawn,remove skin
150gm potatoes,boil until cooked remove skin cut into cubes
1 tomato,chopped
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1/2 tbsp cilli powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
2-3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
For tempering
(A)
1 big onion,finely sliced
2 stalk kari leaves
2 stick Cinnamon
2 star anise
(B)
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste

1. Heat oil and add A fry until the onion turn light brown and fragrant. Add the paste and a little water fry until the oil rise.
2. Add the curry powder and the cilli powder with a little water stir fry until the oil rise. Add in the tomato,salt and coconut milk. Let it boil then add the potatoes and the prawns. Stir fry until thick and the prawn is cooked.
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1 comment:

  1. Irresistible prawn masala, I shall take the masala alone as I've quit prawns :)

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