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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, August 20, 2016



300 gm young jack fruit,sliced

20 anchovies, optional,pounded coarsely

50 gm grated coconut

11/2 cup water or coconut milk

1 tbsp sugar

Salt to taste

1 big onion,sliced finely

3 garlic, pounded coarsely

3 green chilie,sliced

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp ulutham parupu

½ tsp  cumin’s

2 stalk curry leafs

¼ tsp asafoetida powder

3-4 oil

1.    Heat the oil and fry the mustard seeds,cumins and ulutham paruppu. Add in the onion,garlic,chilie and the curry leafs fry till the onion turn a little brown.

2.    Add in the anchovies and fry for a while then add in the jackfruit mix well and add in the water and mix well. Cover the pan and let the jackfruit cooked.

3.    When the jackfruit is cooked and the water dries up add in the coconut and mix well. Add in the sugar and mix taste before adding the salt. Serve hot with rice.

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