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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, July 2, 2013



500 gm ulutham parupu,soak for 5-6 hour

2-3 cm ginger

1 tsp fennel seeds

3 medium onion,sliced finely

4-5 green chilis,sliced finely ( i like to add a few chili padi )

3 stalk kari leaves,sliced finely

A pinch of asafoetida

Salt to taste


1. Blend  parupu,fennel and ginger until fine.

2. Put in a bowl and add in the onions,chilis,kari leaves,salt and asafoetida mix well.

3. Heat the oil and with a wet hands form mixer into a flat patties and make a hole in the centre.

4. Drop the vadai into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on a absorbent paper.
Serve hot.

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