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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, October 8, 2012



300gm basmathi rice,saoked for 1 hour,drain

60gm mealmaker,soaked until soft,drain

3 cup water

1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp lime juice

30gm mints leafs.

200gm green peas

100gm shredded carrots

Salt to taste


4 tbsp ghee or oil

5 clove

5 cardamons

1 stick cinnamon

2 star anisee


1 big onion,sliced finely

2 green chilis,sliced

1 tbsp garlic,paste

1 tbsp ginger,paste


1 tomato,chopped

1/2 tsp chili,powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp biryani powder

1. Heat oil in a pan and add in A fry until fragrant, Add in the onion fry until light brown add the rest of B. fry until the oil rise.

2. Add in the C fry well, add in the mints leafs,mealmaker,lime juice,and salt stir well.
add in the rice,milk and water mix well and transfer to the rice cooker and cook . Stir cooked rice well and add in the green peas and carrots


  1. thank you and sorry for the late reply

    To make biryani masala powder at home, follow this easy recipe:
    Dry roast each spice sperately on a moderately medium flame till the spice gives faint aroma- cardamom (10 ), cinnamon (3 inch stick), nutmeg (1 ), cloves (10 to 12 ), bayleaf (2 nos), fennel seeds (1 ½ tsp), peppercorn (6 to 8), shahjeera/caraway seeds (1 ½ tbsp), mace (5 to 8), staranise (2 small). Cool and powder. Store in tin