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Tamarind Sauce

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Food & Recipes

Serve with samosas, pakoras, or lentil pancakes.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients

1 rounded tablespoon dried tamarind pulp 250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of chilli powder (optional)

Directions

Tamarind Chatni

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons dried tamarind pulp
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons jaggery or brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
pinch chilli powder (optional)
lime or lemon juice to taste

Directions

Syrup for Falooda

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Food & Recipes

The scented syrup is available in Asian shops, but is easy enough to make. Cool and store in a bottle in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb/4 cups white sugar
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3cups water
30 drops essence of rose
15 drops essence of kewra
red food colouring

Directions

Sweet Chili Sauce

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Food & Recipes

The strength of this sauce will depend on the kind of chilli you use. Large, plump chilies are usually milder than small, thin ones. If the sauce turns out to be too hot for your taste, simply add a proportion of tomato ketchup until it feels right.

Ingredients

Sri Lankan Eggplant Pickle

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Food & Recipes

Ingerdients

Sri Lankan Dried Shrimp Sambal

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz/1 cup dried shrimp
90 g/3 oz/1 cup desiccated coconut
3 teaspoons chopped red chillies
or sambal ulek
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
185 ml/6 fl oz/3/4 cup lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Directions

Sri Lankan Dark Roasted Curry Paste

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Squid Sambal

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Food & Recipes

This is a hot sambal, popular in Malaysia and Indonesia. Its heat can be adjusted by adding more sambal ulek or chilli powder (or less, for timid tastebuds).

Since it is eaten in small amounts, it will serve 6-8.

Ingredients

Sambal Ulek

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Food & Recipes

This is about as basic as sambal can be: crushed chillies, vinegar and salt. With this in the refrigerator, simply spoon out a quantity when fresh chillies are required for a recipe.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh red chillies
white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt

Directions

Sambal Bajak

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Food & Recipes Ingredients

 

250 g/8 oz fresh red chillies
125 g/4 oz peeled shallots
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped galangal, fresh or brined
3 tablespoons candle nuts or macadamia nuts
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup peanut oil
30 g/1 oz dried shrimp paste
1 teaspoon salt
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup tamarind liquid
2 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar

Directions