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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, March 23, 2014

BITTER GOURD FRIED WITH ANCHOVIES

 
 


BITTERGOURD FRIED WITH ANCHOVIES

300 gm bittergourd (the small type) remove seeds and sliced

15 gm anchovies,fried until crispy  keep aside

1 big onion,finely sliced

1 fresh red chili add more if you like it hot,sliced

2 pips garlic,ponded

1 stalk kari leaves

2-3 tbps oil

Water

Salt and a bit of sugar


1. Heat oil and add in the onions,chili,kari leaves and garlic fry until fragrant.

2. Add in the bittergourds and stir well. Add in some water and add in the salt and sugar let the bittergourd cook.

3. Cook until the water dries add in the fried anchovies and mix well. Remove from the heat. Serve hot with rice.










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