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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, September 21, 2012

GREEN BEANS CURRY

GREEN BEAN CURRY

(A)

11/2 cup green beans,soaked for 2 hours

4 green chili,sliced

6 garlic,remove skin and cut into 2

3cm ginger,chopped finely

1 tbsp cumis seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 litre water

(B)

500gm potatoes,remove skin and cut into cubes

2 tomato,cut

1 tsp cumins powder

1 cup think coconut milk

Salt to taste

For tempering (C)

4 dry chili,broken into pieces

1 big onion,sliced finely

3 stalk kari leaves

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham paruppu

3-4 tbsp oil

1. Add  ingredients  A in a pot and cook until the beans are well cooked and soft. And when the water reduces a bit.

2. Add in B and let it boil over a low heat.

3. Mean while heat oil in a another pan and fry C until the onion turn brown, pour into the green bean and stir well. and cooked until the potatoes are well cooked.
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