As it is not possible to buy all of the correct ingedients in the U.S. I have created a very simple and quick curry. No curry powder used, but an interesting flavour none the less. I've been cooking curry for almost 60 years, my wife says this is her favourite. Start to finish 20 mins, so good for those with hectic lives, even a child can cook this.
Pass this dish around when having a curry it makes a tasty and unusual starter to the meal,or as a party dish. This can be made using fresh or frozen prawns. If using frozen, thaw and drain them well before using.
This wonderful dish is made using two of the most popular ingredients used in India and the sub-continent. The chicken is cooked in the rich coconut sauce and at the end of cooking the mango and tomato are added. I have just cooked a batch of this for the local restaurant for their curry night on Saturday.
Wonderful chicken dish, full of flavour, but not too hot. There is more to curry than heat !!! Being a Sri Lankan dish it of course uses coconut milk. The vinegar gives a pleasant edge to the dish. Very easy to cook, when time is short only one hour, start to finish.
Delightful dish to serve with a hot curry. Easy to cook as tinned pineapple is used in this dish. You could serve this as a desert, it is not very spicy. I prefer it with a good chicken curry. Coconut milk defines this dish firmly as Sri Lankan.
When I first posted this recipe, I hadn't made it, I had posted it for a tag game, but encouraged by the positive reviews it has received, I made it this weekend, and took it as a gift for my friend, who loves hot curries and dahls. Its a little hot for my personal taste, but she loved it! Easy and quick to make, it comes from the
Very Easy Vegetarian Cookbook, by Simon & Alison Holst
This is a lovely curry, full of meat and fruit. It is unusual but oh so yummy. It's always best eaten the next day. It comes from Indonesia, where the lady that gave me the recipe says she makes it up and then sits it on her windowsill for a day for the flavours to meld. I like to eat it straight away, but leftovers are definitely better. I hope you enjoy it :)
Deep fried meat and potato balls. This recipe from Sri lanka uses no spices, therefor makes a good side dish, or will accompany many western dishes. Very easy to make and looks interesting on a plate. Kids love these.
S/D. = side dish. O.K. Here is an interesting and very easy way to use those broccoli stalks that often get thrown away. I hate waste as food costs so much. This is a super curry, cooks in a few minutes, when I am on my own I eat it without rice. Serve this as a side dish with a meat curry.
Easy to cook chicken curry. marinate the chicken for three hours before cooking. Then cook for just 40 minutes. Simple and simply delicious.
N.B. if you like your curry HOT add an extra teaspoon of chilli powder towards the end of cooking. The recipe for the curry powder is in this cookbook.
Pineapple curry is very popular in Sri lanka. Here is a recipe that uses chicken, pine apple, coconut milk and yogurt to make a super curry. This is a dish we have often as it's not too hot for first timers to a curry, ( not us but visitors).