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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

Friday, June 15, 2012

MEEHOON UPPUMA -1

MEEHOON UPPUMA-1

100gm meehoon,pour very hot water over the beehoon and let it stand for a while,then drain.

For tempering(A)

1 big onion,finely sliced

1-2 green or red chilis,sliced

1 stalk kari leafs

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham parupu (urad dhal)

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2-3 tbsp oil

A pinch of asafoetida

A pinch of turmeric

Lime  to your taste

1/2 cup water,add more if needed

Salt to taste

1. Heat the  oil and add in A fry until fragrant and when the onion turn light brown add in the water,turmeric,asafoetida,lime juice and salt bring it to a boil.

2. Add in the meehoon and stir well and let the water dry up. Add in more water if the meehoon is not well cooked.Remove from the heat and serve.

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