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Puttu

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Food & Recipes Puttu (or Pittu) is steamed in narrow cylindrical molds with a loose, perforated base. These are sold in shops specialising in Indian and Sri Lankan ingredients. Improvise by using a narrow tin about 12 cm (5 in) long and 6 cm (2 1/4 in) wide, with a press-on lid. A Dutch cocoa can is the perfect size and shape. Cut away base of can and invert so the lid is now the base. Drill small holes in the lid so steam can penetrate. After steaming, remove lid and push the steamed rice cake through the wider opening.


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Sri Lankan Crab Curry

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Serves 4.

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Maldive Fish Sambal with Onion and Chilies

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Food & Recipes

Also called called lunu miris in Sri Lanka, this is one of those preparations which needs a mortar and pestle to achieve the right consistency: an electric blender would require too much liquid to purée the ingredients.

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60 g/2 oz dry red chilies
or 3 tablespoons sambal ulek
15 g/1/2 oz pounded Maldive fish,
60 g/2 oz shallots or onions, peeled and chopped
lime juice
salt

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Fried Chili Sambal

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Food & Recipes

This sambal keeps well in the refrigerator.

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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

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

(Photo by Mary Anne Mohanraj/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

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Rice in Coconut Milk

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Food & Recipes

This is served on New Year's Day, to augur prosperity for the coming year. In many homes it is also served at breakfast on the first day of each month.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb/2 1/2 cups short grain or broken rice
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups water
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 stick cinnamon (optional)

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Sri Lankan Fried Pork Curry

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Food & Recipes

Very lean pork is not suitable for this particular dish, as it needs to be fried in the fat of the pork after it has simmered to tenderness. It is customary to leave the skin on, so choose a cut such as pork belly or loin.

Serves 6-8.

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