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Squid curry – How to prepare Kari Sotong (Malaysian style) with amazing taste

This curry squid recipe is for you if you like spicy seafood food. It is hugely popular in Malaysia and is served in most Malay and Mamak restaurants.  The Malay name of curry squid is Kari Sotong. It can be the side or main dish and is delicious to pair with roti, naan, or steamed …

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Chicken peratal – How to make Indian dry curry (celebrate Deepavali)

Deepavali is just a few days away, and this chicken peratal recipe is just fit for the occasion.  Chicken peratal is a must-have Southern India dry curry dish to be included in your festival feast this time. This dry curry recipe is my interpretation using Malaysian curry powder. Therefore it might be slightly different from …

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Devil’s curry – how to make authentic curry debal

What is Devil’s curry, and why is it so evil? Devil’s curry is the name given to a traditional dish from Malacca’s Portuguese community. It is another name given to the Debal curry, which is usually served during Christmas. The word Debal means leftovers in the local Kristang language, as the dish is made from …

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Thai red chicken curry – How to make the best Thai curry from scratch

What could be better than savoring Thai red chicken curry, the authentic street food with spices attacking all your senses?  Thai red curry is prepared with a blend of unique spices. The intense flavor of galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime, dried chili, fish sauce, shrimp paste, coconut cream, and basil leaves are concentrated into a thick …

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Ayam goreng – How to make authentic Malaysian fried chicken

This recipe is about chicken on the bone marinated with dry spices, the authentic ayam goreng (fried chicken) served in the Indian Muslim restaurants in Malaysia. If you expect it tastes closely to KFC or other fried chicken coated with batter, you will be surprised by the different flavors offered by the Malaysian ayam goreng.  …

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Chicken Madras curry – How to make it at home

Chicken Madras is an Indian curry that left you full but still wanting more. A rich, creamy, and spicy curry bursting with flavor, chicken Madras is a favorite curry worldwide. It may not be the most authentic Indian curry, but its popularity has attracted many non-Indian cravings for Indian food, including me. This curry is …

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Dum Aloo – How to prepare (a wonderful vegetarian dish)

Dum aloo is an Indian potato curry, which has assimilated into our Malaysian culinary culture. The allure of dum aloo lies in the plethora of spices that transform the potatoes into a melting pot of flavors.  They are first parboiled, deep-fry, and then simmer in a mixture of spices. You will be greeted by a …

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Masoor dal – How to prepare (outstanding result and simple)

Masoor dal is my favorite lentil recipe for a few reasons. First, it is the fastest lentil to cook, only fifteen minutes after soaking. Secondly, it is high in protein, making it an ideal choice for vegetarians who want to obtain a balanced nutrition.  Masoor dal with husked removed and can disintegrate in a short …

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