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Bitter Gourd Curry

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

2 medium-sized bitter gourds
salt
turmeric
oil for frying
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons chopped ginger
2 tablespoons Ceylon curry powder
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup coconut milk
1 stick cinnamon
lime juice to taste

Directions

Bilimbi Curry

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb bilimbi fruit
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons oil
sprig of fresh curry leaves
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 fresh green chilies, seeded and sliced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons roasted ground coriander
1 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt or to taste



Directions

Bean Curd with Hot Sauce

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Ambarella Conserve

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb ripe ambarellas
500 g/1 lb/2 cups white sugar
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water
1 small stick cinnamon
2 tablespoons rose water or 4 drops rose essence

Directions

Ambarella and Raisin Chutney

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb half-ripe ambarellas
250 g/8 oz sultanas (golden raisins)
125 g/4 oz raisins
1 tablespoon finely crushed garlic
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3 cups white vinegar
750 g/1 1/2 pounds/3 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons/30 g/1 oz salt
10 dried red chillies or fresh hot chillies
5 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon

Directions

Amaranth with Red Lentils

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Almond Jelly

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

60 g/2 oz blanched apricot kernels
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3 cups water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons agar-agar powder
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Put apricot kernels and 1 cup water into an electric blender and blend at high speed for 2 minutes or until kernels are very finely ground.

Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb chicken thigh fillets
salt and pepper
1 small wong nga bak
2 medium onions
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
30 g/1 oz chopped mint or Vietnamese mint
30 g/1 oz chopped fresh coriander

Directions

Thai Mango Salad

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 firm, half-ripe mangoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g/4 oz pork fillet (tenderloin)
or lean pork mince
1 tablespoon peanut oil
3 tablespoons shrimp floss*
1 tablespoon fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon palm sugar or brown sugar
2 teaspoons fried garlic
2 tablespoons crisp fried shallots
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, crushed
1 red chilli, finely sliced

Directions

Thai Lobster Salad

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 cooked lobster
juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon sugar
1 shallot, sliced very fine
2 red chillies, seeded and sliced
1 teaspoon rice flour
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, slivered

Directions