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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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

KARI LEAF CHICKEN





KARI LEAF CHICKEN

500 gm chicken,cut into small pieces and mix well and marinate with * for ½ hour.

*1 tsp garlic & ginger paste

*1 tsp turmeric powder

*1 tsp chili powder

*1 tsp salt

*2 tsp coriander powder

To grind into a paste:

10 gm kari leafs

40 gm grated coconut

2 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp black pepper

Dry roast all the above ingredients one by one till fragrant and grind into a paste.

150 gm tomato,chopped

1 big onion,finely sliced

1 tsp ginger & garlic paste

½ tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

½ cup water

4 tbsp oil

1.     Heat oil in a pan and add in the onion and fry till it turn into light brown. Add in the paste and fry till the raw smell disappear.

2.     Add in the chopped tomato and mix well fry till it became mash. Add in the chicken and mix well fry for 2 minutes. Then add in the paste and mix well add in the water,sugar and salt. Mix well and let it cook till the oil rise and dry.


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