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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, July 18, 2012



600gm chicken,cut into pieces

250gm french beans

11/2 small tomato,chopped

1 cup thick coconut milk

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

6 cardamons,remove the skin and pounded

6 cloves,pounded

Salt to taste

To be grind (A)

6 shallots

6 garlic

3 stalk lemon grass

1 cm ginger

1cm lengkuas

20 dried chili,remove seeds

For tempering (B)

2 stalk kari leaves

2 star aniseed

2 stick cinnamon

3-4 tbsp oil you need more

1. Heat the oil and add B fry until fragrant, add in the grind masala,cardamon powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and clove powder stir fry until oil rise.

2. Add in the chicken,thick coconut milk,tomato and salt stir well and let it cook until the gravy reduce. Then add in the beans,don't let it over cook. Stir well and remove from the heat.

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