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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, August 13, 2013



300 gm chayotes,remove skin
and cut into small pieces.

30-40 gm grated white coconut

1 cup water

Salt to taste

For tempering

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham parupu

1 stalk kari leaves

1 small onion,sliced finely

2 dry chili,broken into small pieces

1. Heat oil and add in the mustard seeds, ulutham parupu,onions,dry chili and kari leaves. Fry until the onion turn light brown.

2. Add in the chayotes and water stir well and let it cook until the water dries up.

3. Add in the salt and mix well. Add in the coconut and mix well and stir fry until dry.

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