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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, September 22, 2015

AVARAIKAI FRIED WITH COCONUT




AVARAIKAI FRIED WITH COCONUT

250 gm avaraikai,cut into small pieces

50 gm grated coconut

40 gm anchovies/ikan bilis, coarsely pounded.optional

1 cup water

Salt to taste,if needed

2 tbsp oil

1 big onion,finely sliced*

2 red chili,sliced*

1 stalk kari leaves*

1 tsp ulutham parupu*

1 tsp mustard seeds*

1.    Heat the oil and add the ingredients mark* and fry till the onion turn light brown.

2.    Add in the anchovies and mix well add the vegetable and mix well and add in the water.

3.    Let it boil and cook till the water dries up. Taste and see if you need to add in the salt if need then add in .

4.    Add in the coconut and mix well and fry for one minutes. Remove from the heat.








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