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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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SQUID CURRY

SQUID CURRY

350gm squid, clean and cut into pieces

300gm potatoes,cut into wedges

1 tomato,cut into wedges

50gm fish curry powder,mix with a little water and make into a paste.

600ml coconut milk

3-4 tbsp tamarind juice,or to your taste

For tempering(A)

4 shallots,finely sliced

5 garlics,finely sliced

1 tsp fenugreek

2-3 tbsp oil

1. Heat oil and add in A and fry until fragrant and when the onion turn brown. Add in the curry paste and fry until oil rise (add in some water if needed).

2. Add in the potatoes, tomato and salt to taste. Stir well and pour in the coconut milk.
Stir and let it simmer over a low heat. When the potatoes are cooked add in the squid and until until the squid are cooked. Don't over cooked the squid. Serve with rice.
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