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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, June 14, 2012

CRAB MASALA

CRAB MASALA

600gm crab,if too big cut into haft

1 tomato,chopped

30gm meat curry powder,mix with a little water and made into a paste.

1 tbsp garlic,paste

1 tbsp ginger,paste

1 cup coconut milk

Salt to taste

For tempering (A)

1 big onion,finely sliced

1 stick cinnamon

2 star anise

2 stalk kari leafs

3-4 tbsp oil

1. Heat the oil and add in A and fry until fragrant and when the onion turn brown add in the ginger and garlic paste  add in a little water and fry until the raw small disappear. Add in the curry paste and a little water and stir fry until the oil rise.

2. Add in the tomato and stir well,pour in the coconut and  let it simmer for a mint. Add in the crab and salt stir well and fry until the crab is cooked and gravy is a bit dry. Remove from the heat.
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