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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, May 10, 2012



This mutton curry is without garlic or onions. You can replace the mutton with vegetarian chicken.This is a chinese way of cooking vegetarian curry.

250gm vegetarian mutton
100gm potatoes,boil until cooked and remove skin and cut.
1 tomato,optional
500ml coconut milk
Salt and sugar to your taste
5-6 tbsp oil
Spice ingredients(A)
3 cardamoms,smashed and use the seeds only
3cm cinamon stick
1 star anise
2 stalk kari leafs
Ground spices(B)
4 red cilli,seeded
5 dried chilli,seeded
4cm ginger
30gm galangal
4 candlenuts
1 tsp vegetarian belacan
1 tbsp coriander powder
2 tbsp curry powder
Ground all this into a paste

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry A until fragrant. Add in ground ingredients(B) and continue to fry until oil separates.
2. Pour in the coconut milk and add the vegetarian mutton and tomato(if you are using)
stir well. And bring to a simmering boil over a gentle low heat.
3. Once it cames to a boil.add the potatoes,salt and sugar stir well let it boil a while. Dish out to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Where can I buy these meats from? please let me know... spazrocks@hotmail.com