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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

Friday, September 13, 2013

VEGETARIAN CHICKEN VARUVAL



VEGETARIAN CHICKEN VARUVAL


500 gm vegetarian chicken, if the vegetarian chicken are big pieces then cut into 2.
and fry until light brown.

2 tbsp meat curry powder

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tbsp garam masala

1 big tomato,chopped

2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce

1 tbsp ginger paste

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 cup water

Salt to taste

Tempering

1 big onion,finely sliced

4 dry chili,broken

2 stalk kari leaves

2 stick cinnamon

4 star anise

5-6 tbsp oil


1. Heat the oil and add in the tempering ingredients and fry until the onion turn light brown.

2. Add in the ginger and garlic paste. Stir well until the raw smell disappear.

3. Add in the tomato and mix well. Add in the curry powder,garam masala and chili powder mix well add a little water and cook until the oil rise. Add water and let this boil and reduces the gravy.

4. When the gravy is reduces and thick add in the oyster sauce and salt to taste and mix well. Add in the vegetarian chicken and mix well. Stir fry until dry.

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2 comments:

  1. tempting...is this vegetarian chicken is soya chunks??? if not where to get this in Singapore???

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  2. Hi, Jeya this is not soya chunks. This is made with soya bean too. I am not sure were you can buy this in Singapore. But I am sure you can buy this from the Chinese vegetarian shop.

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