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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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SWEET KETUPAT DAUN PALAS



 SWEET KETUPAT DAUN PALAS


500 gm glutinous rice,soaked over night

 75 gm black eye beans,soaked overnight

500 ml thick coconut milk

3 tbsp sugar,you can add in more if you like it very sweet. I blend the sugar into powder and add.

2 tsp salt

1 pandan leaves

Some palas leaves

1. Boil the black eye beans with a little salt until cook. Sieve it and keep aside.

2. Heat a steamer with water and bring it to boil. Wash the glutinous rice and put in a tray and steam it for about 15 mints.

3. Remove from the steamer and stir well add in the black beans. Mix the salt and the sugar to the coconut milk. Mix well. Pour the coconut milk into the rice and mix  well. Steam again until the rice is  1/2 cook. Remove from the steamer and mix well and let it cool.

4. Now made the parcel..please see the video..below to see how to wrap the ketupat. Make until all the rice is finish..You can steam or boil the ketupat to cooked it. I steam until it is cook. About 30 mints.

5. Add in some oil in a wok and heat it up. Put in the ketupats and fry until fragrant make sure not to burn them.

















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