Devilish peppers

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

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Before I left to Sri Lanka, my friend Lucka, who loves very spicy food asked me for bringing her some very spicy recipe. Have look at the list of ingredients, and I believe you agree, that I would hardly find a recipe fitting her taste better :) If you do not belong to fans of a spicy food, better skip this recipe


Half hot peppers, seeds included. Put into a bowl. Cut red onions into strips. Add chili flakes, turmeric and mix well.

Take some seeds and bits of red onions from the bottom of the bowl, put them to the pan, add curry leaves, dry red chilli pepper torn into pieces and coconut oil. Fry 2 minutes on a high heat.

Add salt, pandan leaf and a tomato into the mix with hot peppers. Stir in the pan with seeds, reduce the heat, cover and stew 13 minutes.

Serve with rice and other Sri Lankan curries.


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Devilish peppers

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For 4 portions:

  • 8 small white / green hot peppers
  • 3 larger red onions cut into strips (amount of onions should be similar like amount of peppers)
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of salt
  • piece of pandan leaf (optional)
  • 1 tomato cut on quarters
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 dried red chili pepper
  • 2 tbs coconut or other vegetable oil 

Side dish:

  • rice

Authentic tools needed:

  • clay pot
  • mortar