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Guava Butter

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Directions

Strain the fruit through a sieve. Discard the seeds. Measure the strained pulp left over from making guava jelly and allow 3/4 cup sugar to each cup of pulp.

Cook no more than 4 cups at a time. Add a heaped teaspoon of butter and the juice of a lime or lemon and cook in a heavy-based pan, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick.

Garlic, Chili and Fish Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 ripe red chilies
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 lemon
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon water
4 tablespoons fish sauce

Directions

Garlic Curry

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz large garlic cloves
8 shallots, purple or golden
8 large, mild chillies or banana peppers
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
walnut-sized piece of tamarind pulp

Directions

Garam Masala

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

4 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons cardamom seeds
(measured after roasting and removing pods)
4 cinnamon quills
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg

Directions

Fruit Chutney

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 large unripe mangoes or cooking apples
150 g/5 oz dried apricot halves
100 g/3 1/2 oz sultanas (golden raisins)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon finely sliced garlic
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh red chilies
500 g/1 lb/2 cups sugar
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups white vinegar
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 teaspoons garam masala

Directions

Fried Chili Sambal

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Food & Recipes

This sambal keeps well in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup oil
sprig of curry leaves
500 g/1 lb finely sliced onions
2 tablespoons chilli powder
125 g/4 oz Maldive fish
2 cardamom pods, bruised
2 whole cloves
1 small stick cinnamon
strip of fresh, frozen or dried pandan leaf
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

Fresh Petai Sambal

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

Fresh Anchovy Relish

Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh small anchovies, about 5-8 cm/2-3 in size
2 pieces dried gamboge or small knob dried tamarind or half a lime
3 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
sprig of fresh curry leaves
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons chilli powder

Directions

Feijoa Conserve

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Makes about 6 cups.

Ingredients

1.5 kg/3 lb feijoas
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups water
1.5 kg/3 lb/6 cups sugar
juice of 1 lemon, strained

Directions

Cucumber Raita

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 green seedless cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt
2 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
375 ml/12 fl oz/1 1/2 cups thick natural yoghurt lime or lemon juice to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander or mint

Directions