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Burmese Cucumber Relish

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 large green cucumbers
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup malt vinegar
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons oriental sesame oil
2 teaspoons instant minced garlic, or 2 tablespoons sliced garlic
1 onion, finely sliced or 2 tablespoons crisp fried shallots
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

Breadfruit with Coconut Cream

Serves 8.

Ingredients

1 half-ripe breadfruit, about 1.5 kg/3 lb
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups freshly squeezed
coconut cream or 400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut cream
1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste

Directions

Banana Flower with Petai

Serves 6.

Ingredients

220 /7 oz banana flower
2 tablespoons dried shrimps
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
185 g/6 oz can petai, drained or 100 g/31/2 oz fresh petai
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon tamarind puree
1 bulb pickled garlic, chopped

Directions

Banana Blossom Guinatan

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb banana blossom
salt
2 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small tomato, diced
2 tablespoons vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup thick coconut milk

Directions

Water Spinach Chili Fry, Sri Lankan Style

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb water spinach
2 tablespoons oil
sprig of fresh curry leaves
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons dry chilli flakes
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Stir-Fried Long Beans, Indian Style

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch long beans, cut in bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 cup stock or water

Directions

Spinach with Yogurt

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach
2 teaspoons ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch chilli powder (optional)
salt to taste
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups natural yoghurt

Directions

Spinach and Corn Bhaji

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach
2 ears tender sweet corn
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Directions

Spinach and Cheese

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

2 bunches spinach
1 quantity panir or 250 g/8 oz baked ricotta
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon panch phora
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
250 ml/8 oz/1 cup natural yogurt
salt to taste
1 teaspoon garam masala

Directions

Spicy Zucchini Purée

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

750 g/11/2 lb tender zucchini or squash
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 fresh chillies, sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 ripe tomato, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
chopped fresh coriander or mint

Directions