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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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

MODAKAM


 MODAKAM

Filling

1/2 cup skinless green beans,dry roast
until light brown and soaked in water
for 2 -3 hours. Pressure cooked with a little water until soft.

1 cup grated white coconut

100 gm brown sugar,or to taste

1 tbsp ghee

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Salt to taste

In pan add all the above ingredients and cook stirring over a low heat until it becomes a paste. Cool and shape into small balls.

400 gm rice flour,dry roast and cool

Enough boiling water

Salt to taste

2 tbsp ghee

1. Put flour into a basin and add in salt and ghee.

2. Pour very hot water and stir until it becomes a dough.

3. Cool the dough then knead to form a soft dough. Grease the palms with some ghee .

4. Take same dough and put in the filling and form into dumplings. Steam until cook.






4 comments:

  1. wow, it looks really so cute

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  2. Thank you priya I just made it because it look cute. But i did't use for the offering.

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  3. did you use mould to make that shape sir?

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  4. yes it is but the mould is rabbit but i change it to rat....

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