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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, June 18, 2013

CHICKEN PARATEL




CHICKEN PARATEL


600 gm chicken, cut into small pieces and mix with turmeric powder and keep a side

100 gm tomato (1 big one) chopped

1 tbsp meat curry powder

1/2  tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp ginger paste

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 cup water

Salt to taste

For tempering

2 tbsp oil

1 big onion,finely sliced

1 stick cinnamon

2 star anise

2 stalk curry leaves


1. Heat the oil and add in the cinnamon and star anise, add in the onion and curry leaves fry until the onion turn light brown.

2. Add in the garlic and ginger paste stir well add in a little water and fry until the raw smell disappear.

3. Add in the chicken and tomato mix well add in the water and salt mix well. And let it come to a boil. Add in the meat curry powder and chili powder mix well. Lower the heat and let it cook until thick and a bit dry.Your chicken paratel is ready.

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