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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

Amaranth with Red Lentils

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

Almond Jelly

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

60 g/2 oz blanched apricot kernels
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3 cups water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons agar-agar powder
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Put apricot kernels and 1 cup water into an electric blender and blend at high speed for 2 minutes or until kernels are very finely ground.

Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb chicken thigh fillets
salt and pepper
1 small wong nga bak
2 medium onions
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
30 g/1 oz chopped mint or Vietnamese mint
30 g/1 oz chopped fresh coriander

Directions