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Cashew Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:29:56

Ingredients:
250 g (8 oz) raw Cashews
3 Cups thin Coconut milk (or water)
1 medium Onion, sliced
2 fresh green Chilies, sliced
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
5 cm Cinnamon stick
4 pieces Rampe
8 Curry leaves
3 tbs Vegetable oil
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbs Raw Curry powder
2 pieces Goraka (optional)
1 Cup thick Coconut milk or fresh milk

Directions:
Place the cashews in a bowl, add boiling water, close with lid and soak for about 4 hours or overnight.
Drain the water from cashews and add salt, turmeric, raw curry powder, goraka and mix well until cashews are well coated.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan then add onions, green chilies, crushed garlic, cinnamon and fry until onions are soft and golden brown.
Add the cashews and keep stirring until well coated with oil and onions.
Add thin coconut milk (or water), close with lid and cook on slow heat until cashews are soft and cooked.
Add the thick coconut milk (or fresh milk) and bring to a boil on slow heat.
Turn off heat. Adjust salt to taste.

 

Chicken Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:30:48

Ingredients:
3 lb Chicken or Chicken pieces
3-4 tbs. lemon juice
6 cloves Garlic & 1 inch Ginger root - crushed together
2 tsps Salt
1 tbs. Powdered black pepper
1 tbs. Roasted Curry powder
1/2 tbs. dry red chili powder
4 Cardamoms
2 Cloves
8 Curry leaves
4 pieces Rampe
1 inch piece Cinnamon
1 medium Onion (sliced)
3 tbs Vegetable oil
2 tbs Tomato paste or sauce
1 cup thick Coconut milk or fresh milk

Directions:
Wash chicken pieces and drain water thoroughly.
Add lemon juice, crushed garlic, ginger, salt, black pepper, curry powder and red chili.
Coat the chicken pieces well with the spices and set aside for about 1/2 hour.
Heat the oil in a saucepan.
Fry curry leaves and rampe.
Add onions and fry until soft.
Add the chicken pieces and stir for sometime.
Add cinnamon, lemon grass, cardamom, cloves and stir until well mixed.
Add tomato paste (or sauce) and stir until all pieces are well coated (If the curry is too dry and tend to stick to the saucepan, add 1-2 cups water & stir).
Close with a lid and allow the chicken to cook on slow heat.
Add the thick coconut milk (or fresh milk) and bring to a boil without covering.
Taste and adjust salt.

 

Leeks Mirisata - Fried Leeks With Chilli

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:32:44

Ingredients:
6 midium size leeks
1/4 cups oil
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoon pounded Maldive fish
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Wash leeks very well, taking care to remove all sand and grit. Discard any tough or withered leaves but use the green portions as well. With a sharp knife slice very thinly. When slicing the leaves make a tight bundle and hold firmly. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the leeks. Fry, stirring, for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The leeks will reduce considerably in volume. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates and leeks have an oily appear.ance. Serve as an accompaniment to a rice meal.

 

Lentils Sri Lankan Style

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:33:33

Ingredients:
2 cups red lentils
2 cups thin coconut milk
1 dried red chilli, broken into pieces
2 teaspoons pounded Maldive fish
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon or oil
6 curry leaves
2 midium onions, finely sliced
5 cm (2 inch) strip pandan leaf
5 cm (2 inch) stick of cinnamon
small stalk lemon grass or strip of lemon rind
1/2 cups thick coconut milk
salt to taste

Directions:
Wash lentils well until water is clean. Remove and discard lentils that float on the surface of the water or any that are discoloured. Put drained lentils in a saucepan with the thin coconut milk, chilli, Maldive fish and turmeric. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook slowly until lentils are soft. In another saucepan heat the oil and fry the curry leaves, onions, ramped cinnamon and lemon grass until onions are brown. Reserve half the onions for garnishing the dish and turn the lentil mixture into the saucepan. Add thick coconut milk and salt to taste, and simmer uncovered until lentils are very soft and the consistency of runnv porridge. Serve with rice and curries

 

Lunu Miris

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:34:19

Ingredients:
1 Small Onion sliced
3 tablespoonfuls of red chili powder
1 tbs. crushed Maldive fish
Salt to taste
Lime juice (one lime)

Directions:
Mix the sliced onion, chili powder, salt and Maldive fish. Add lime juice and mix thoroughly. Serve with Indhi Appa (String Hoppers) and curry.

 

Malu Abulthiyal

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:35:06

Ingredients:
2 lbs Fish (Halibet, Salmon or Tuna)
10-15 pieces Goraka
1 1/2 tbs Salt
1 1/2 tbs ground black Pepper
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 sprig Curry Leaves
1-2 pieces Rampe
2 pieces Cinnamon
2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp roasted Curry powder
1 cup water

Directions:
Wash and cut the fish into 15-20 pieces. Place the goraka pieces in a saucsepan, add a little water to cover and simmer for about 5-10 minutes (until the goraka is soft). Add salt, pepper, chili powder, tumeric, curry powder to the fish pieces and mix well (until all the pieces are well coated). Drain the goraka pieces and crush into a coarse paste. Mix the paste with the drained water and add to the fish, mix well. Arrange the fish in a shallow pan and pour the liquid over the pices. Wash the mixing bowl with 1 cup water and pour over the fish. Swirl the pan to coat the pieces with the liquid. Add the curry leaves, rampe, cinnamon & crushed garlic. Cook over slow heat until the fish is done. For a completely dry dish, transfer the fish and thick gravy into an oven proof container and leave it in a warm oven until completly dry.

 

Wambotu Theldala - Eggplant Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:35:59

Ingredients:
1 (approx 1lb) Egg plant
1oz oil
1oz milk (Coconut or Cows)
2 tsps Curry powder
1 tsps Red pepper powder
to taste salt
pinch sugar
2 tsps vinegar (or lime)
One onion

Directions:
Wash Egg plant and cut into small pieces. Add oil to frying pan, and heat to boiling point. Add egg plant and fry until a light brown color (golden color). Allow to drain on paper towel to remove excess oil. Add the fried Egg plant, milk, curry powder, red pepper, salt, sugar, and vinegar to a pot and cook for 3 minutes.

 

Malu Kirata - Yellow Fish Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:36:57

Ingredients:
1Lb King fish (or Salmon or Tuna or Shark or Scallops )
2 cups coconut milk
3 cups water
1 onion
2 tablsp mustard
1tspn turmeric
1 tsp garlic
to taste salt
1 tblspn lime juice

Directions:
Wash the fish and cut steaks into cubes. Add water, onions, salt garlic, mustard and fish cook for 15 minutes. Add coconut milk allow to stand for 1 minute. Finally add the lime juice.

 

Malu Mirisata - Fish Curry (Hot & Spicy)

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:38:02

Ingredients:
1lb Tuna (or Shark, Red Mullet)
4 tablspn Red pepper powder
2 tblspoons unroasted curry powder
1tablspn black pepper
4 cups water
2 tablspns vinegar
to taste Salt
1 clove garlic

Directions:
Wash fish and cut into cubes. Add vinegar and salt and knead into the fish. Then mix in red pepper powder, curry powder, black pepper and garlic and cook for 20 minutes.

 

Kakuluwo Theldala - Pepper Crab

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:39:32

Ingredients:
1 kg Sri Lankan Crab
3 tbspn white pepper
1 tspn coriander seeds
1 tbspn minced garlic
1 stalk spring onion ( cut into 1 inch section )
1/2 tbspn cornflour

Seasoning:
1/4 tbspn dark soy sauce
1 tbspn light soy sauce
1/2 tspn sesame oil

Directions:
Blend white pepper and coriander seeds in a blender until fine.
Wash and clean crabs, discards lung and organs. Chop crabs into 4 pieces. Scald crabs in 250g of hot cooking oil for about 30 secs. Remove from wok.
Stir-fry minced garlic in 2 tbspn of hot cooking oil until fragrant.
Add in 1 cup of water and 2 tspn of blended white pepper and coriander seeds, and mix well. Add seasoning and 1 tbspn of cornflour solution. Bring to a boil. Add crabs and cover the wok. Cook for 5 minutes or until crabs are cooked.
Remove the crabs from wok. Add sectioned spring onion into gravy and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Serve hot.

 

Annasi Curry - Pineapple Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:40:26

Ingredients:
1 can (19 oz) Pineapple tit-bits (drained: keep the drained juice separately) or 1 small pineapple cut into bite size pieces.
1 small onion sliced
1-2 hot green peppers sliced
1 tsp. Maldive fish pieces
1-2 tsp. raw curry powder
1/4 turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground black mustard
1-2 inch piece cinnamon
few curry leaves and rampe
2 large cloves of garlic and 1/2 ginger root crushed
1/4 cup coconut milk (or fresh milk)
2-3 tbs. vegetable oil 1-2 tbs. sugar (adjust according to taste and the pineapple used)
Salt to taste

Directions:
Heat oil in saucepan.
Add crushed ginger & garlic, curry leaves, rampe, cinnamon, sliced onions and green peppers.
Keep mixing the ingredients until the onions are soft.
Add salt, turmeric, raw curry powder, ground mustard and Maldive fish.
Mix all the ingredients well and add pineapple pieces.
Keep mixing the pineapple pieces until well coated with the spices.
Reduce heat and allow to simmer for few minutes.
If using canned pineapple add 1/2 of the drained juice.
Allow to simmer for few more minutes longer.
Add the sugar, mix well and adjust salt.
Taste and if necessary add a little lime juice (depends on the pineapple used).
Add 1/4 cup coconut milk (or fresh milk).
Let simmer for a little while and take off heat.

 

Fried Hot Shrimp

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:41:27

Ingredients:
500 g small Shrimp
1 Pickled Lime, thinly sliced
2 Onions, sliced
1 large Green or Red Pepper, sliced
3 cloves Garlic
2 pieces Ginger
1 tsp black ground Mustard seed
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsps Chili Powder
1/2 cup Vinegar
salt to taste

Directions:
Deep fry the shrimp and drain the oil.
Blend the mustard, garlic and ginger with vinegar.
Add sugar, chili powder and enough salt.
Mix well to form a thick mixture.
Add thinly sliced pickled lime.
Add the fried shrimp and green (or red) pepper.
Mix well.
Serve with rice & curry.

 

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