Wednesday, April 20, 2011

from brunei food

Sri Lanka Sinhalese Fragrant Masala Spice Powder

  • 30 g cumin seeds
  • 6 cardamon pods
  • 4 coriander seeds
  • 30 g fennel seeds
  • 1 clove
  • 2 cm stick cinnamon
  • 2 c Rice, brown
  • 1 t Sea salt
  • 2 Onions, green
  • 1 c Radishes
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 sl Cucumber (2-inch)
  • 3 tb Cooking oil
  • 1 t Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1 tb Sesame tahini
  • Soy sauce
  • Lemon juice


Wash the rice three times and boil in plenty of salted wter util tender. While the rice is cooking, wash and prepare the vegetables. Slice the green onions finely. Cut each radish in half. Cut the carrot diagonally, then cut each slice in strips. Slice the cucumber (not too thinly), and cut each slice in four. Heat the oil in a wok or plan and stir0fry the garlic for 39 seconds. Add the prepared vegetables and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the sesame seeds after 2 minutes. When the rice is tender, drain and stir in the fried vegetbles and sesame seeds. Stir in the sesame paste. Sprinkle with a little soy sauce and lemon juice and serve hot with sesame tahini to taste.

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