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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

Monday, July 16, 2012



150gm dhall,pressure cooked with 500ml water until soft.mash it up

450gm cabbage,sliced as you like

2 small tomato,sliced

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

350ml thick coconut milk

200ml water

For tempering(A)

1 medium onion,sliced finely

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp mustard seeds

3 green chilis or 4 dry chilies

2 stalk kari leaves

2-3 tbsp oil

 1. Heat oil and fry A until fragrant and when the onion turn brown add in the cabbage and turmeric powder and fry until for a while.

2. Add in the dhall,water,coconut milk,tomato and salt. Mix well and let it simmer over a low heat. Until the cabbage is cooked.


  1. tried this recipe...it was so delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe!

  2. Thank you so much...lissie for trying the recipe.please do try the almond jelly recipe you can use any kind 0f tin fruit. it make a very good dessert. serve with ice cube.