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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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013



For the thuvaiyal:

150 gm pudina leafs ,chopped

10 gm green chili (padi) more if you like it hot.

3 shallots,chopped

2  garlic, chopped

2 cm ginger,chopped

30 gm grated white fresh coconut

4 tbsp thick tamarind juice,more if you like it very sour.

2- 3 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

1. Heat the oil and add the shallot,garlic,ginger and chili fry for a while.

2. Add the coconut and pudina leafs stir well. fry for a while. Remove from the heat and cool.

3. Grind or blend the all the ingredients until fine and thick. Make sure that it is not watery. You thuvaiyal is ready you can serve it with rice  or any thing you like.

To make the Sandwich:

Take a sliced of bread and applied some butter or mayonaise, then applied the pudina thuvaiyal and cut into sandwichs.





1 comment:

  1. time to find pudina leaves..so nice pic of sandwich