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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

Sunday, February 21, 2016



500 gm French beans,remove strings and cut.

1 ripe tomato,chopped

¾ cup dhall,soaked for 4 hours and pressure cook till cook with 11/2 cup water,1 tsp cumins,2cm ginger,chopped and 5 garlic. Keep aside

11/2  cup water

1/2 cup thick coconut milk

1 tsp cumin powder

½ tsp of turmeric powder

½ tsp sugar

Salt to taste

For tempering:

1 tsp cumis*

1 tsp mustard seeds*

1 tsp ulutham parupu*

1 big onion,finely sliced

4 dry chilie,broken

2 stalk kari leafs

2 tbsp oil

1.    Heat the oil in a pan and add in the * ingredients. Then add in the sliced onion, dry chilie and curry leafs mix well and fry till the onion turn light brown.

2.    Lower the heat and add in the cumin powder and turmeric powder mix well add in the chopped tomato and mix well.

3.    Add in the beans and and mix well pour in the cooked dhall,water and coconut milk mix well and let it simmer till the beans are cooked add in the salt and sugar. Mix well and remove from the heat. Serve with rice.


1 comment:

  1. Hi sir..you have mentioned dhal in the recipe. May i know which type of dhal? thank you in advance and I'm a fan of your blog :)