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Carrot and Dried Fruit Chutney

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Buttermilk Sauce (Karhi)

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Ingredients

600 ml/20 fl oz/2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
30 g/1 oz/1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
2 finely chopped green chillies, seeds removed
2 tablespoons besan (chick pea flour)
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 dried red chillies
1/2 teaspoon powdered asafoetida (optional)

Directions

Burmese Dried Shrimp Relish (Balachaung)

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This dish may be crisp and dry, or it may be oily.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/2 cups dried shrimp
20 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
or 3 tablespoons dried garlic flakes
185 g/6 oz/1 cup thinly sliced shallots,
or 60 g/2 oz/1 cup crisp-fried sliced shallots
375 ml/12 fl oz/1 1/2 cups peanut oil
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup sesame oil
ground dried chillies to taste
2 teaspoons salt
2 cm/1 in square of dried shrimp paste
1/2 cup vinegar

Directions

Breadfruit Coconut Curry

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Ingredients

750 g/1 1/2 lb firm, unripe breadfruit
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
1 onion, finely grated
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 fresh green chilies, split
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 short strips pandan leaf
1 small stick cinnamon
2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Directions

Bitter Gourd Curry, Bengal-Style

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This could be the main dish of a meal, either on its own, or with rice or chapatis. The heat of the mustard (don't overdo it) is toned down by the slight sweetness of the vegetables and a touch of sugar. While it does not include ground spices, the seeds of the panch phora flavour the dish beautifully. There are no precise weights for the vegetables. Use what you can to get in total about 750 g (1 1/2 lb), but proportions are not vital.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Bitter Gourd Curry

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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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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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Serves 6.

Ingredients

Ambarella Conserve

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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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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