Sri Lankan Recipes By Curry Mad

Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Kothu Rotti

Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Kothu Rotti

The above 5 pictures are the main ingredients used. Then, chopping the Kothu using the special `Choppers’ which were imported from Sri Lanka.

Ingredients

Cabbage
Carrot
2-3 Curried Chicken Drumsticks
Chilli Flakes
Cumin Seed
6-10 Curry Leaves
2-3 Eggs
1 Tblsp Garlic & Ginger (Paste/Fresh)
Green Chillies
Mustard
1 Onion
1 Tblsp Oyster Sauce
6-7 Godamba Rottis
Oil for frying
Spring Onions

Preparation

The prepared `Godamba Rotti’ can be bought from either Indian or Sri Lankan grocery outlets in packets of 5. You can either cut this into approximately 1″ squares or long strips (I cut them into squares) using a sharp knife or scissors.

Skin the Onion and slice into small pieces. Beat the eggs and make an Omelette and fold over in the pan. Prepare the Chicken Drumstick curry, let it cool

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – SL Rice Conji

Ingredients

1 Tin Coconut Milk
1 Cup Rice (Brown or White Basmati)
Salt to taste

Preparation

Wash the Rice and cook with the Coconut Milk until soft. Add Salt to your taste.
This can be eaten with Jaggery, available from Sri Lankan grocery shops, Brown/Raw Sugar, Sambol or anything that tickles your fancy.
Enjoy

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Noodle Omelette

Ingredients

2 Eggs
1 Tblsp Green Chilli paste, or
1 Medium size Green Chilli
1-2 Packets Noodles
Salt to taste

Preparation

First step: Prepare the Noodles; boil them according to the directions on the packet, drain and put aside.

Break 2 Eggs into a bowl, add either the Green Chilli Paste, or Green Chilli cut fine and Salt to taste. Beat the mixture well and then add the drained Noodles to the mixture.

Prepare a medium size fry pan with either Oil or Spray Oil (for frying) and then pour the mixture into the pan cook on both sides.
Enjoy!

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Lanka Burger

My version of a Sri Lankan style Hamburger

Ingredients

*Chilli Paste
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
100g *Dried Chilli
1/2 *Lemon (Juice)
1 Tsp *Oil
1 Tsp *Salt, or to taste
1 Tsp *Sugar
1 Slice Beetroot (Optional)
Butter (Optional)
1 Slice Cheese
1 Slice Cucumber (Fresh/Tinned)

1 Egg

1 Hamburger Bun

Leaves for garnishing
1/2 Onion
1 Slice Ripe Pineapple
Salt to taste
1 Slice Tomato

Preparation

Prepare the Burgers:

Break the stems off the Dried Chilli and boil the Dried Chilli for about 4-5 minutes, to soften them. Mix the softened Dry Chillies, Curry Leaves, Lemon juice and Sugar in a mixer to a paste. Then rub the Burgers down well with this paste and put aside for a couple of hours. Cut the Hamburger Bun in half, apply butter on each half and lightly toast in a flat pan.

Put the Burger into the same flat pan and allow to cook for a little while until cooked. Cut the Pineapple, slice the Onion, Tomato and Cheese and put aside. Fry the Egg in an Egg Ring.

When the Hamburger Bun is toasted, take off one side, put a cooked Burger onto the toasted Bun and add the other ingredients as desired.

My interpretation of the ‘Lanka” Burger is the introduction of the Chilli Paste (for a bit of `oomph’) to be rubbed into the Beef Burger as opposed to the `general’ type Burger. You could use any other type of meat if desired; it is quite filling.

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Jak `Mallung’

Ingredients

1/2 (Raw) Jak Fruit, or
Frozen Jak fruit pieces (Can or Bottle)
1/2 Tsp Black Mustard Seed
1/2 Tsp Chilli flakes
1 Tblsp Cooking Oil
1/2 Tsp Cummin Seed
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
2 Tblsp Coconut flakes
2 Green Chillies
1/2 Lemon (Juice & Rind)
1 Tsp Maldive Fish chips
1 Tsp Salt (To taste)
1/2 Tsp Turmeric

Preparation

If using fresh Jak remove the skin, or if using frozen Jak, thaw, cut into pieces around 1 inch. Mince Jak in food processor. Put ingredients, except Lemon Juice, into a hot non-stick pan with the Cooking Oil. Keep stirring until the Jak is tender, turn off heat and add the Lemon juice.

Enjoy with boiled Rice and a hot curry.

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Hot Salami Bread Roll

Ingredients

1-2 Banana Chillies
1 Bread Roll
Butter/Margarine
2-4 Slices Cheese
4-6 Slices Hot Salami
1 Tblsp Oyster Sauce
1 Red Capsicum
1 Tblsp Red Wine Vinegar
2-3 Sprigs Spring Onions

Preparation

I tried this for dinner one night without too much fuss and too many ingredients. The main ingredients were obtained from a local supermarket.

Most times I have a small stock of Asian ingredients such as the various sauces and vinegar; comes in handy!

These Italian bread rolls are tasty and quite filling; don’t be guilty of your eyes being bigger than your stomach (as an aunt of mine used to say). I could only manage just one roll.

Wash and cut the Banana Chillies, Red Capsicum and Spring Onions into pieces about 1-2’/2-5 cm and put aside.

Put the cut Banana Chillies, Red Capsicum and Spring Onions and Hot Salami slices into a fry pan with the Red Wine Vinegar and Oyster sauce and toss for a couple of minutes on low heat and put aside.

Cut the Bread Roll into 2 halves (I used the Italian rolls called `Thabitha’, I think, but any bread roll can be used). Apply some butter on each half of the bread roll (I don’t use Margarine). Spread a couple slices of Cheese on each half of the bead roll. Put the bread into the microwave oven for about 30 seconds, or enough to lightly melt the cheese.
Spread the lightly fried items on the bread rolls with the cheese.

There are other ingredients you can use such as Mushrooms, Tomato and Egg Omelette (cut up) lightly fried to spread onto the bread rolls; or whatever else tickles your fancy! Enjoy!

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Peppered Prawns

Ingredients

1 Cherry Tomato

1 Sprig each of Coriander leaves, Curry Leaves

1/2 Lemon (Juice & Zest)
Oil to fry
1-2 Tblsp Pepper Corns
125g Prawns (fresh)
1 x 1″ piece Ramp é (Pandanus)
Salt to taste
1 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce

Preparation

Wash the Prawns and other `green’ ingredients.

Mix all the ingredients well in a frying pan and let it sit for about 30 minutes. You could powder the Pepper Corns if you prefer.

Then fry these ingredients over low heat for around 5 – 10 minutes (Ensure that the Prawns are not too soft) and put aside.
Enjoy!

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Pan Fried Tuna

 

Ingredients

1 Lemon (Juice & Rind)

1 Cup Beer or White Wine (For Marinade) Curry Leaves

2-3 Sprigs

1 Sprig Fresh Coriander, for garnishing

1 Tsp Garlic & Ginger paste or fresh Garlic & Ginger

2 Green Chillies

1 Tblsp, each of Oyster, Soy Sauce & Chinese Cooking Wine

Pepper to taste

2 Tblsp Oil

1/2 to 3/4 Kg Tuna slice

Preparation

Put the Tuna slice in a flat dish. Slice the Curry Leaves and Green Chillies into small pieces. Add all the other ingredients to the Tuna and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. Then put the cooking oil into a fry pan and when hot, take the Tuna slice out of the marinade and put into the pan. Fry for just a few minutes, approximately 5 minutes, take off heat and serve onto a flat plate.

In a separate pan simmer the marinade and when well reduced, pour over the Tuna. Serve with some `greens’, if preferred.

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – `Trinco’ Prawn Omelette

Trincomalee is, according to research on Google, the hottest place in Sri Lanka, hence the title `Trinco’, short for Trincomalee located in the North East of the island, where we lived for about 4 years.

Ingredients

1 Tblsp Chilli powder
1 Sprig Curry leaves

2 Eggs

1 Tsp Garlic & Ginger, paste or fresh
250g Green Prawns, fresh
Oil for frying
1 Tblsp Oyster Sauce

Preparation

Mix the ingredients, except the Eggs and Oil and leave overnight or at least 6 – 8 hours in the fridge. Divide the mixture into 2 portions and fry in a small pan, without over cooking.

Break an Egg on to the Prawn mixture and when cooked, remove from heat. Repeat this process for the other portion.
Enjoy.

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Trevally Pan Fried

Ingredients

1 Tsp Chilli powder
2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
1/2 Tsp Garlic, paste/fresh
1/2 Lemon, sliced
2-3 Mushrooms, optional
2 1/2 Tblsp Oil for frying
Salt to taste

1 Tomato, sliced

500g Trevally fish

Preparation

If you ask your Fish monger nicely, he/she will clean the fish for you.

Cut the sides of the Trevally as shown in the picture and apply the Chilli Powder, Curry Leaves, Garlic paste, sliced Lemon and Tomato and Salt and put aside for a while, around an hour.

Then heat the Oil in a pan, put the treated Trevally in and when fried, add the sliced Mushrooms, if you have chosen to use them.

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