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Indonesian Egg Sambal

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Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

4 eggs
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste
1 tablespoon sambal ulek
or chopped red chillies
1 teaspoon finely chopped galangal,
fresh or bottled
6 candle nuts or macadamia nuts,
finely grated or pounded
2 teaspoons palm sugar
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup coconut milk
salt to taste
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice

Directions

Indian Green Masala Paste

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
3 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
60 g/2 oz mint leaves
60 g/2 oz coriander leaves
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup vinegar
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons oriental sesame oil

Directions

Indian Curry Powder

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If it is kept airtight and out of direct sunlight, this curry powder should retain its fragrance for a few months.

Ingredients

10 tablespoons coriander seeds
5 tablespoons cumin seeds
3 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
1 small stick cinnamon
15 small green cardamom pods
10 whole cloves
10 dried red chillies
50 freshly dried curry leaves
1 tablespoon ground turmeric

Directions

Indian Cream (Malai)

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Directions

Indian Chili Pickle

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Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb long, hot, fresh red or green chillies
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons black mustard seeds
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups mustard oil
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2 teaspoons nigella seeds
2 teaspoons crushed asafoetida

Directions

Hot Mango Pickle

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Ingredients

Guava Jelly

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Remember to include some half-ripe fruit to help the jelly set, as fully ripe fruit is low in pectin. There is a fresher flavor and a considerable saving in time if you add pectin; and less evaporation means more jars of jelly which are not as sweet as when they are cooked longer.

Ingredients

3 kg/6 lb guavas
water
sugar
lime or lemon juice
commercial pectin

Directions

Guava Butter

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Directions

Strain the fruit through a sieve. Discard the seeds. Measure the strained pulp left over from making guava jelly and allow 3/4 cup sugar to each cup of pulp.

Cook no more than 4 cups at a time. Add a heaped teaspoon of butter and the juice of a lime or lemon and cook in a heavy-based pan, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick.

Garlic, Chili and Fish Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

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Ingredients

2 ripe red chilies
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 lemon
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon water
4 tablespoons fish sauce

Directions

Garlic Curry

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz large garlic cloves
8 shallots, purple or golden
8 large, mild chillies or banana peppers
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
walnut-sized piece of tamarind pulp

Directions