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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

Long beans (Photo by <a href=KooshKing/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/longbeans.jpg">
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

Spinach with Cheese (Photo by <a href=Don't Lose Your Lunch/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/spinachcheese.jpg">
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

Spicy Stir-Fried Okra (Bhindi Bhaji)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb okra
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 teaspoon panch phora 2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
or 1 teaspoon amchur (dried green mango powder)

Directions

Spicy Purslane, Sri Lankan Style

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Food & Recipes Serves 4 as an accompaniment to rice.

 

Ingredients

1 bunch purslane
1 small leek
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons pounded Maldive fish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
4 tablespoons water
squeeze of lime juice

Directions

Spiced Spinach and Potatoes

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach
250 g/8 oz new potatoes
2 teaspoons ghee
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Directions

Spiced Chick Peas, Indian Style

Chick Peas (Photo by <a href=46137/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/chickpeasspiced.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients