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Barbecued Fish (Northern India)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 whole fish, about 1 kg/2 lb
coarse salt
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
11/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons melted ghee
2 teaspoons garam masala

Directions

Anchovy

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Fresh anchovies have white flesh and it is only after salting and leaving for at least a month that they develop the red color and special taste that one associates with fermented anchovies in jars or cans.

Ingredients

Woodapple Jelly

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Ingredients

6-8 woodapples
sugar

Directions

Tomato Oil Pickle (Tamatar Kasundi)

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons black mustard seeds
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups malt vinegar
250 g/8 oz fresh ginger
20 large cloves garlic, peeled
30 fresh chillies, red or green
2.5 kg/5 lb firm ripe tomatoes
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoons ground turmeric
6 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chilli powder or to taste
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons salt or to taste

Directions

Thai Yellow Curry Paste

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Ingredients

Thai Shrimp Sauce (Nam Prik)

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Look for dried shrimp which are salmon pink and yield slightly when pressed through the packet, indicating freshness.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons small dried shrimp
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 shallots or small red onions
2 fresh red chillies
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons water

Directions

Thai Red Curry Paste

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Ingredients

Thai Pepper-Coriander Paste

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It will keep well in a glass jar in the refrigerator providing a clean dry spoon is used each time.

Ingredients

2 bunches fresh coriander
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
4 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

Thai Masaman Curry Paste

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Ingredients

Thai Green Curry Paste

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Ingredients

8 fresh green chillies
2 medium onions, chopped
6 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander roots, stems and leaves
3 tablespoons finely sliced lemon grass
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped galangal in brine
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

Directions