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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, October 3, 2015



½ cup dhal,pressure cook with 4 cups of water,3 green chilis,2cm ginger(chopped),3 garlic,1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp cumin seeds till the dhal turn soft.

500 gm ladies finger,sliced

1 tomato, chopped

1/3 cup grated coconut, grind into a paste

½ tsp sugar

1 tsp cumin powder

Salt to taste

For tempering

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham parupu

1 tsp cumis

4 dry chilie,broken into 3

1 big onion,finely sliced

2-3 stalk kari leaves

¼ cup oil

1.    Heat the oil and add in the tempering ingredients and fry till the oinion till it becames light brown.

2.    Add in the ladies finger and fry for 1 mint. Add in the rest of the ingredient and cook till the ladies finger is cook and the gravy is thick. Serve with rice.

Note: You can replace the ladies finger with any other vegetable you like. 

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