About Me

My photo
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

Saturday, June 15, 2013



300 gm pulicha keerai (only the leafs)
Put the leafs in a pan and bring to a boil.
Trow away the water. Keep the boiled leaf aside.


300 gm round brinjal,cut into small cubes

3 cm ginger,chopped

6 garlic,sliced into 2

3-4 green chilis or if you like it hot add in chili padi

1 big onion, sliced


30-50 gm ikan bilis.clean and broken into small pieces

2-1/2 cup water

1 cup thick coconut milk


1 medium onion,finely sliced

3-4 dry chilis,broken

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham parupu


1. Add A and the boiled pulicha keerai in a pan and add the water. Bring to a boil and cook until the brinjal are cooked. Remove from the heat and let it cool.

2. Blend the cool ingredients ( don't blend too fine) and keep a side. In another pan heat oil and add in the tempering ingredients. When the onion turn light brown add in the Ikan bilis and fry until the ikan bilis turn light brown.

3. Now pour in the blend ingredients and coconut milk. Stir well and let it cook over a low heat until it turn a little thick. Taste and add in the salt. Remove from the serve with rice. NOTE: some people like it watery and some like it thick.It is very delicious serve with fried ikan rebus.

1 comment: