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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, July 19, 2018

AGATHI KEERAI THANNI SAARU



AGATHI KEERAI THANNI SAARU

½ cup dhall, soaked for 4 hours

5 garlic, sliced

1 tsp cumin

2 cups water

Mix all the above ingredients and pressure cook for 2-3 whistle.

150 gm agathi keerai

150 gm tomato,chopped

60 big onion,finely sliced

4 dry chilie,broken

10 gm ikan bilis ( anchovies ),optional

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cumin powder

½ tbsp. sugar

Salt to taste 

31/2 cup of thin coconut milk

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin

5-6 tbsp oil

1.    Heat a pan and heat the oil when the oil hot add in the mustard seeds and cumin stir. Then add in the onions and dry chili stir fry till the onion turn light brown.

2.    Add in the ikan bilis and chopped tomato mix well and add in the turmeric powder and cumin powder mix well and let it fry.

3.    Then add in the cooked dhal and thin coconut milk mix well and add in the salt and sugar and let it comes to a boil and let it boil for 5 mints.

4.    Add in the vegetable and mix well and cook for 2-3 mint remove from the heat. This dish must be a bit watery. Serve with rice.






2 comments:

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