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Sri Lanka

  • Baby jackfruit curry - Polos

    Cooking time: 40 min. / 40 min.Difficulty: mediumvideo

    Jackfruit is a fascinating fruit. Not only because of its size, but it is used completely different way in each stage of its ripeness. If it is of a size about 15-20 cm, it is called baby jack (or green jackfruit). It is used as a vegetable and has a sour taste. The curry made of it is called polos and is a bit sour too, but very nicely sour.

    Baby jackfruit curry - Polos

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  • Beef tajine with green peas

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 1 hod. 10 min.Difficulty: easy

    This tajine I learned on a traditional Moroccan market in a restaurant made of clothes where they cooked various kinds of tajines not only for shoppers but for vendors as well. Vendors could even cook their own using the kitchen. It was quite fun as I asked for tajine with green peas, so I had to shell them myself. I had to buy the meat too, as there was not meat on the market. The butcher saw a white girl, so he sold me some low quality beef, which I was told buy two local guests who I invited for the lunch as soon as they put the first piece of the meat to their mouths. Next time I have to be more careful.

    Beef tajine with green peas

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  • Beef biryani

    Cooking time: 30 min. / 1 hod. 30 min.Difficulty: easy

    This beef biryani I have learnt in one muslim village in Kerala, India. When you moved out of the village for just a few kilometers, cows were sacred there because of hinduism.

    Beef biryani

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  • Sambal goreng tempe - crispy fried tempeh

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 10 min.Difficulty: easy

    What I love most about this recipe is the consistency of tempeh. As when chopped really fine, it gets nearly crunchy. The consistency is according to my opinion the key success factor of the recipe. I tried the same recipe with larger pieces of tempeh and it didn`t work so well. Detailes always mattered :)

    Sambal goreng tempe - crispy fried tempeh

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  • Pumpkin with spinach Malay style

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 15 min.Difficulty: easy

    Simple and tasty recipe I learned in a small restaurant above a fish market on Borneo. It is a great combination of a tender sweet pumpkin with fibrous spinach and spicy chilies.

    Pumpkin with spinach Malay style

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  • Yum woon sen - Thai glass noodle salad with squid and prawns

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 5 min.Difficulty: easy

    The last meal I had in Thailand before I left. I nearly dropped a tear. This time surprisingly not because of the spiciness, the late afternoon simply felt so good. The sun was setting slowly and its rays were getting through the window of a small street restaurant. A very peaceful place. Thailand knows how to say good bye. And this amazing refreshing salad was another proof of it too :)

    Yum woon sen - Thai glass noodle salad with squid and prawns

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  • Sinh to - Vietnamese fruit shake

    Cooking time: 3 min. / 0 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    I love fruit shakes. They differ a bit country by country. In Vietnam they use nearly any kind of fruit and vegetables. No matter what kind you choose, the recipe is nearly the same all the time. Loads of fruits, ice and sweet condensed milk.

    Sinh to - Vietnamese fruit shake

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