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Burmese Prawn Curry

Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb raw prawns
1 large onion, chopped roughly
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 tablespoons gingelly oil*
salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons chopped spring onions (scallions)

Directions

Braised Fish with Saffron and Yogurt (Punjab)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Bitter Gourd Stuffed with Seafood

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

3 medium-sized bitter gourds
375 g/12 oz fillet of firm white fish
125 g/4 oz raw prawns
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon egg white
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup peanut oil

Sauce
2 tablespoons canned salted black beans
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup stock or water
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)

Directions

Bean Starch Sheets with Prawns

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

6 bean starch sheets
500 g/1 lb raw prawns
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon oyster sauce

Directions

Barbecued Fish (Northern India)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 whole fish, about 1 kg/2 lb
coarse salt
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
11/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons melted ghee
2 teaspoons garam masala

Directions

Anchovy

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Food & Recipes

Fresh anchovies have white flesh and it is only after salting and leaving for at least a month that they develop the red color and special taste that one associates with fermented anchovies in jars or cans.

Ingredients

Woodapple Jelly

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

6-8 woodapples
sugar

Directions

Tomato Oil Pickle (Tamatar Kasundi)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons black mustard seeds
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups malt vinegar
250 g/8 oz fresh ginger
20 large cloves garlic, peeled
30 fresh chillies, red or green
2.5 kg/5 lb firm ripe tomatoes
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoons ground turmeric
6 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chilli powder or to taste
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons salt or to taste

Directions

Thai Yellow Curry Paste

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Thai Shrimp Sauce (Nam Prik)

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Food & Recipes

Look for dried shrimp which are salmon pink and yield slightly when pressed through the packet, indicating freshness.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons small dried shrimp
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 shallots or small red onions
2 fresh red chillies
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons water

Directions