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Bitthara Curry - Egg Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:55:38

Ingredients:
6 Eggs hard boiled
Oil for deep frying
1 small Onion sliced
1-3 small hot green Chilies sliced
1/2 cup canned Tomatoe or one medium fresh Tomatoe chopped
1 tsp raw curry powder (see recipe for raw curry powder )
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 clove Garlic
1/2 tsp ground black Mustard
1-2 inch piece Cinnamon
1 tsp red Chili powder (optional)
Few Curry leaves and rampe
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Coconut milk or fresh milk

Directions:
Remove shells from hard boiled eggs and deep fry until the eggs turn light brown.
Drain the oil from the eggs.
In a saucepan take all the other ingredients and add enough water to cover the contents halfway.
Heat the ingredients for a few minutes and then add the deep fried eggs.
Simmer for few minutes longer.
Add coconut milk and simmer for few minutes.
Taste and adjust salt.

 

Kiri Hodi - White Gravy

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:57:03

Ingredients:
1 medium Onion sliced
1 hot green pepper sliced
4-6 curry leaves
2 pieces rampe
2 cloves garlic
2 tsps Raw curry powder
1/8 tsp. Turmeric powder
1/8 tsp. finely ground, dry mustard
1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp medium tomato (cut into pieces) or 1/4 cup canned tomatoes
1 tsp Maldive fish (optional)
1 cup water
2 cups thick Coconut milk

Directions:
Take all ingredients (except coconut milk) into a saucepan and cook on slow heat. When the onions are soft and tomatoes are cooked, add coconut milk. Allow to simmer while stirring for a little while. Do not let the mixture boil. Take off heat, adjust salt and add a squeeze of lemon juice. It is important to keep stirring after adding coconut milk to prevent the milk from coagulating.

 

Kaha Bath - Yellow Rice

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:57:51

Ingredients:
3 Cups long grain Rice
4 tbs ghee or butter
2 medium Onions, finely sliced
6 Cloves
20 black Peppercorns
12 Cardamom pods, bruised
1 tsp ground Turmeric
3 tsp Salt
5 Cups Coconut milk
Rampe leaf (or 4 pieces Daun Pandan)

Directions:
Wash rice and drain thoroughly.
Heat butter on a saucepan.
Add onions and fry until golden brown.
Add cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, salt, turmeric and rampe.
Add rice and fry until rice is well coated with butter and turmeric (stir constantly).
Add coconut milk and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover with lid and cook for another 25 minutes or so (until rice is cooked) without lifting the lid.
When rice is cooked, the spices and leaves used will have surfaced to the top. Remove them and serve hot with curries.

 

Wattakka Curry - Pumpkin Curry

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 08:59:15

Ingredients:
450g (1 lb) pumpkin
2 tablespoonfuls desiccated coconut
5 cloves garlic
a few curry leaves
medium-sized onion
1 teaspoonful coriander powder
teaspoonful cumin powder
1/4 teaspoonful turmeric
1/4 teaspoonful black mustard seed
1 teaspoonful oil
salt to taste
28g (1 oz) creamed coconut
1 cup hot water

Directions:
1. Wash the pumpkin. Peel off the skin and remove the seeds and the fibrous flesh around the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into 2.5cm (1") cubes.
2. Roughly chop the garlic and the onion.

3. In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, over a low heat, dry roast the coconut until dark brown. It requires constant stirring to prevent the coconut from burning. In a food processor assemble the peeled garlic, the chopped onion and the roasted coconut. Add 2 tablespoonsful of water and grind to a smooth paste.

4. In a medium-sized pan heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and cook covered on a low heat until the seeds 'pop'. Add the curry leaves and the spices (coriander, cumin and turmeric) and fry for half a minute. Dissolve the creamed coconut in the hot water and add it together with the salt. Add the ground ingredients and lastly add the pumpkin pieces and bring to the boil. Simmer covered for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer when inserted goes through.

 

Raw Curry Powder

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:00:27

Ingredients:
2 tsps Coriander seeds
1 tsp. Cummin
1/4 tsp. Fennel

Directions:
Crush all ingredients separately to a fine powder and thoroughly mix them together.

 

Chili Sauce

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:01:05

Ingredients:
14 oz can Tomato sauce
1 inch piece Ginger (crushed)
4 cloves Garlic (crushed)
1 tbs Chili powder (for HOT chili sauce increase upto 2 tbs)
1 cup Sugar
1/8 cup Vinegar
Salt to taste

Directions:
Mix all ingredients, stir and boil for 5-10 minutes. Taste great with Malu Paan.

 

Mallung - Sri Lankan Hurb Salad

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:02:26

Ingredients:
2 cups finely shredded green leaves
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, seeded and chopped, optional
l/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons pounded Maldive fish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 tablespoons freshly grated or desiccated coconut

Directions:
Put leaves into a saucepan with all the ingredients except coconut. If there is not much water clinging to leaves after washing, add a sprinkling of water. Stir well, cover and cook Over medium heat, about 6 minutes. Uncover, add coconut and toss over low heat until coconut absorbs all the liquid. Remove from heat. Serve hot or cold as an accompaniment to rice.

 

Roasted Curry Powder

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:03:05

Ingredients:
1 cup Coriander seeds
1/2 cup Cummin seeds
1 tbs Fennel seeds
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tsp whole Cloves
1 tsp Cardamom seeds
10-15 dried curry leaves
5-6 dried red Chillies (optional)
5-6 dried Rampe pieces
1 tbs black pepper seeds
2 tbs raw rice

Directions:
In a dry pan, over low heat, roast each ingredient separately. Stir constantly (Coriander, Cummin, Fennel and rice must be fairly brown but do not let them burn). Mix all the roasted ingredients, put into a grinder and grind to a fine powder. Store in an air tight jar.

 

Seeni Sambol

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:03:51

Ingredients:
5 large Onoins peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup Maldive Fish
1 1/2 inch Ginger root (crushed)
8 cloves garlic (crushed)
3 tbs crushed red Chilies
5-6 cardamoms
3-4 cloves
1 small sprig Curry leaves
1-2 pieces Rampe
1 piece Sera
1 piece Cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 tsp Tamarind paste
2 tbs Sugar
4-6 tbs Vegetable oil

Directions:
Mix the first 12 ingredients well. Heat the oil in a shallow pan. Add the mixed onions and keep stiring. When the onions are well fried and dry, add the tamerind paste and keep stiring until well mixed. Allow to fry a few minutes longer. The mix will turn dark brown when well fried. Add the sugar and keep stiring for a little while longer. Taste and adjust salt if required.

 

Cucumber Salad

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:04:45

Ingredients:
1 cucumber
1 onion
2 small green peppers
1 tomato
1 tsps Black pepper powder
to taste salt
pinch sugar
1 tsp lemon (or lime) juice

Directions:
Slice cucumber, onions, green pepper and tomato. Put into a plastic bag and add lemon juice, salt, sugar and black pepper powder.

 

Poll Sambol - Coconut Sambol

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:05:35

Ingredients:
2 cups scraped, fresh coconut or desiccated coconut (add 1/4 cup of warm water and mix well to moisten the desiccated coconut).

2 small pearl onions or shallots, sliced.
1 small green chile, sliced.
1 clove garlic, sliced.
1-2 tsp Hot red chile powder.
1 tsp Salt.
1-2 tsp Maldive fish (optional).
1 medium lime.

Directions:
Grind or chop all ingredients except coconut, in a grinder or chopper (a mortar & pestle can also be used).
Once the ingredients are crushed and mixed thoroughly, add the coconut.
Continue to grind until the coconut turns evenly red and all ingredients are well mixed. (This can also be done with fingers).
Squeeze half a lime. Mix well.
Taste and adjust salt & lime.
Serve with rice and curries.

 

Lime Pickle

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Country of the Food: Sri Lanka | Email to Author               Posted on 21 April 2003 @ 09:06:18

Ingredients:
25 Limes
150 g Sugar
75 g Salt
1/4 bottle (2 cups approx.) Vinegar

Directions:
Pierce the limes using a fork.
Mix vinegar, salt and sugar (preferably in a clay pot) and heat on a stove while stirring.
When mixture begins to boil, add the limes (including any juice left behind).
Continue to heat, turning the limes from time to time.
Heat until the lime rinds discolor and shrink.
Remove from heat and let it cool for awhile.
Pour the mix into a preserve jar (fill it to the top), close lid tightly and leave it in a cupboard for about six months.
Lime pickle (Lunu Dehi) can be used in chutnies or with rice & curry

 

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