Nor Fatihah Sticks To Traditional Way Of Making 'Kuih Karas'

By Ima Aimi Nadia Ibrahim

ALOR SETAR, July 14 (Bernama) -- With advancing technology, many entrepreneurs of traditional cakes such as 'kuih karas' are turning to modern ways to produce their products.

However, this is not the case with young entrepreneur, Nor Fatihah Ramli, 21, from Kampung Padang Watt here, who still uses the traditional way to make 'kuih karas' just to maintain the delicious taste, flavor and originality.

Nor Fatihah, who follows her mother's traditional way of making the 'kuih karas', said many customers preferred the traditional 'kuih karas' and they had even nicknamed her 'Mak Cik Karas' (Karas Aunty) who can be found selling the cake daily at the Pekan Rabu here.

She said her mother Fatimah Mehah, 53, started making 'kuih karas' since the age of 19 after mastering the recipe from her mother-in-law and the knowledge acquired by her mother was passed on to Nor Fatihah and her six siblings.

Nor Fatihah said, she was capable of making 'kuih karas' on her own when she was 12.

"After completing Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), I committed to helping my mother in making and selling 'kuih karas' while my siblings spread their wings and have their own careers," she told Bernama when met at her shop in Pekan Rabu here.

Every day, Now Fatihah and her mother are capable of producing almost 800 pieces of 'kuih karas', which they sell at a price of RM10 per pack.

She said, to make 'kuih karas', only four ingredients were used, namely rice flour, sugar, water and oil.

Nor Fatihah said she would need 20kg of rice flour to make 'kuih karas' every week and the sale could reach up to RM2,000.

To order, please contact Nor Fatihah at 013-5242798 or Fatimah at 011-2577651.


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