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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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

TOMATO CHUTNEY

TOMATO CHUTNEY

500gm tomatoes,put into hot water and leave it for 5-10 mints,then peel off the skin and chopped.

(A)

4-5 tbsp oil

2 big onion,sliced finely

3 green cilli,sliced finely

2 stalk kari leafs

1 stick cinnamon

2 star anise's

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham paruppu
(B)
1 tbsp ginger paste

1 tbsp garlic paste

(C)
1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp chili powder,if you like it hot add more.

1 tsp garam masala

1. Heat the oil and add A and saute till fragrant.When the onion turn brown add in the B and a little water fry until the oil rise.

2. Add a little water and add C stir well and cook until oil rise. Add the tomato and cook until thick. Serve with thosai or idili.

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