I am indebted to our famous Malay cooking queen, Cass Abrahams, for this recipe. I suppose it's for serious cooks who like experimenting with cuisines other than their own. It makes quite a lot, and as spices do not keep their flavour for much more than 3 months, you might want to halve the quantities. I give both US and metric ingredients. The prep and cook time given are mere guesses in this case!