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Fresh Chili Omelette

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2 or 3.

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 tablespoon cold water
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
3 tablespoons sliced fresh chillies, red or green
3 tablespoons sliced shallots
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill


Directions

Beat eggs slightly, adding cold water, salt and pepper. Heat half the ghee in a small pan and on low heat cook the chillies and shallots until soft.

Eggs in Soy and Chili (Son-in-Law Eggs)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

6 eggs
3 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
2 fresh chillies, sliced
2 tablespoons palm sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons instant tamarind pulp
1 tablespoon fish sauce
coriander leaves

Directions

Deviled Cashews

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb raw cashews
oil for deep frying
2 teaspoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons salt

Directions

Deep-Fried Crisps (Sev, Murukku)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups besan (chick pea flour)
125 g/4 oz/1 cup ground rice
2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ajowan seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly crushed
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
4 tablespoons melted ghee approx. 250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water

Directions

Deep-Fried Basil Leaves

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch of fresh sweet basil
oil for deep frying

Directions

If the leaves are from your own garden or are organically grown and you know they have not been sprayed, there is no need to wash them. If they have been washed, dry them as thoroughly as possible. Strip Leaves from stem.

Coconut Pancakes

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Food & Recipes

Do not use desiccated or shredded dried coconut for this recipe. It needs the moist, delicate texture of grated fresh coconut to be a success.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

2 milk
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water
pinch salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
125 g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
butter or ghee for frying
Filling
1 coconut, freshly grated
125 g/4 oz jaggery or brown sugar


Directions

Cheese Koftas

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Food & Recipes

Only home-made cheese is suitable for this recipe (cottage cheese, farm cheese and ricotta cheese don't work).

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Cambodian-Style Spring Rolls

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Food & Recipes

Makes about 20.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz finely minced pork
250 g/8 oz fresh mung bean sprouts
1 cup soaked bean thread vermicelli
6 dried Chinese mushrooms
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 packet frozen spring roll pastry
oil for deep frying

Sauce

2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 hot red chilli, seeded and chopped

Gaji Jjim (Steamed Eggplant)

Food & Recipes

Jjim is a casserole dish cooked slowly over a long period so that main ingredients absorb much of the stock.

Ingredients
2 eggplants
3 pyogo (brown oak mushrooms)
1/2 small carrot
2 small Korean green pepper (medium to hot)
3 tbs. soy sauce
4 tbs. sesame oil
1 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions
1. Finely chop the mushroom and green peppers. Grate the carrot. Halve the eggplants lengthwise and cut into long strips.
2. Mix soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.

Boiled Cassava

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients