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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, February 3, 2016



400 gm fish any fish you like will do,cut into pieces

41/2 cup water

2 big tomato

30-40 gm tamarind,or to your taste,squeeze with the water and strain.

Chopped coriander leaf

Salt to taste

Pounded finely

7 garlic

3 shallots

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp black pepper

½ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp asafoetida powder

For tempering

2 stalk kari leafs

3-4 dry chilie

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham paruppu

1 tbsp oil

1.    Mix the pounded masala with the tamarind water and keep aside.

2.    Heat the oil and add in the mustard seed and ulutham paruppu mix well add in the fry chilies and the kari leafs. Fry till fragrant.

3.    Pour in the tamarind water add in the fish and tomato mix well and let it cames to a boil.

4.    Boil till the fish are cooked add in the chopped coriander leaves and remove from the heat. Serve hot with rice.

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