What's cooking this Raya: Rendang daging

Tengku Maizura says she wants to keep making all the traditional dishes her mother taught her and hopes to pass these recipes on her two daughter, Putri Naqiya (left) and Putri Nabila — TENGKU MAIZURA TENGKU ISHAK

Although she is now an adult with two children of her own, Tengku Maizura Tengku Ishak has incredibly fond memories of her family’s Hari Raya cooking preparations in Negri Sembilan. Tutored under the watchful eye of her mother and grandmother from the time she was 10, Maizura says as a child, she thoroughly enjoyed making lemang, kuih bahulu and even helping to slaughter chickens!

“We were put on duty to do certain things. Like I was in charge of the chicken and cutting up all the spices and onions and chillies and my sister was in charge of the santan, which it is quite a rigorous process, because the concentration of the santan is very important.

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