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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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CABBAGE SAMBAR






CABBAGE SAMBAR

1 cup dhal,soaked for 4-5 hours and pressure cook with 21/2 cup water,6 garlic,2 green chilies,1 tbsp cumis seeds and 2 cm pounded ginger. Cook till soft. Keep aside

150 gm carrot,sliced 

500 gm cabbage, cut into medium size

200 gm tomato,cut into 4

2 green chilie,cut into 2

4 cups coconut milk (not very thick)

Salt to taste

For tempering:

¼ cup oil

1 big onion,finely sliced*

3 dry chilies,broken into 2*

2 stalk kari leaves*

1 tsp mustard seeds*

1 tsp ulutham parupu*

1 tsp chilie powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1.    Mix the coconut milk and the cooked dhal together and keep aside.

2.    Heat a pan and add in the oil let it became hot add in the things mark* fry till the onion turn brown.

3.    Lower the heat and add in the powders and stir well add in the tomato and chilie mix well and pour in the dhal mixer and mix well. Add in the cabbage and the carrots. Mix well and let it boil.

4.    When it cames to a boil add in the salt and cook till the vegetables are cooked. Remove from the heat and serve with rice.












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