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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, February 25, 2017



200 gm kadalai parupu,soaked for 4-5 hours

1 tbsp fennel seeds

2 dry chilie,broken

3 cm ginger,chopped

2 big onion,finely sliced

2 green chilies,finely sliced

3 stalk kari leafs,fine sliced

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

1.    Take 3 tbsp of the paruppu and keep a side. Blend the rest of the paruppu,dry chilie,ginger and fennel seed into a smooth paste.

2.    In a big bow add in the blend paste,sliced onion,sliced green chilie and kari leafs add salt and mix well.

3.    Make equal lemon size small balls out of the mixture and pat them on your palm to form a circle to medium thickness.

4.    Heat the oil and fry them till golden brown.


200 gm ulutham paruppu,soaked for 2 hours

1 tsp fennel seeds

3 cm ginger,chopped

2 large onion,finely sliced

2-3 green chilie,finely sliced

2-3 chilie padi,chopped if you like it hot

3 stalk coriander leafs,chopped

3 stalk kari leafs,chopped

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

1.    Grind the urad dhal in a grinder without adding too much water with the ginger and fennel seeds

2.    Take out the batter and put in a bowl add in the rest of the ingredients expect the oil.

3.    Wet your fingers with water and take a lemon side of the batter flatten it slightly on a plastic sheet. Make a hole in the middle and slowly transfer the shape vada to your hands and slip it in the hot oil.

4.    Fry till golden brown on both side.

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