Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry (Vegan)

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I never really thought of myself as a picky eater because I have always eaten my vegetables.  I get picky when it comes to putting fruit or nuts in my savory food.  I know my palate has matured because I now love fruit chutneys or crushed peanuts on my Thai food.  I wanted to showcase pineapple curry for the blog, but I had no idea where to begin or how it should taste.  When it comes cooking tasty Sri Lankan food I always look to my cooking teacher.... my mother.  We cooked this pineapple curry and it was love at first bite. I can't believe I have never wanted to taste this amazingly delicious dish.  I guess I have to keep opening my mind and my palate... who knows what other delicious dishes I have been missing out on....






 Ingredients:
1 ripe pineapple cut into tidbit size chunks
1 small onion chopped small
2 green chiles sliced
12-15 curry leaves
1 (1 inch) cinnamon stick
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of red chili flakes
2 tsp of red chili powder (ground up red chilies)
1 tsp of grated fresh ginger
1 tsp of grated fresh garlic
1/4 tsp of fennugreek seeds
1 Tbs of sugar
1 tsp of salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp of rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup of coconut milk

Note:  I the red chili powder can be added to taste.  Do not use the chili powder used in American Chili Con  Carne dishes.

Directions:
Heat 2tsp of canola oil and once heated add your mustard seeds, cinnamon stick, chilies and onions.  Fry for 1-2 minutes.  Next add your grated ginger, garlic and chili flakes.



 Add your pineapple, turmeric, chili powder, vinegar, salt sugar and coconut milk. Cook for 10-12 minutes.  Taste for seasoning.  Eat with rice and curry. Enjoy.




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22 comments:

  1. wat a flavourful curry..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. wow.....really lovely curry.....luvd d way u prepared

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  3. Oh, I love pineapple! I'd love to taste your curry, Ramona...mmmmmm.

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  4. wow!!look so tasty!!mouthwatering!!One of my favourite curry,but I cannot taste now as I have allergies...:(

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  5. Hmmm, interesting. Pineapple is literally the only fruit I can't stand that I've met so far. :( I wonder whether it would work better for me in a savory context such as this one...

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  6. I love fruit in curries! This sounds great =)

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  7. Love the fruit curry! This looks so yummy!

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  8. I never tried this before, very interesting combination of flavors! Looks delicious!

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  9. I love the color the pineapple gives this curry. It's so pretty!

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  10. Sweet and Spice a great combination. I love this idea..

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  11. I've never seen such a curry before. Unusual for sure! At first I thought it must be a chutney recipe. :)

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  12. I almost bought a pineapple in the store few days ago. Should have! I could make your curry.. It looks so good!

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  13. Sweet and spicy - my favorite! I've had pineapply as an ingredient in a curry but never as the main ingredient. This looks great!

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  14. favourite deliciously done pineapple curry

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  15. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

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  16. I love pineapple and this curry sounds amazing. There are those curry leaves again that I haven't yet found.

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  17. Made this over the weekend - was very good. Nice sweet pineapple and then the chilli bite.. woah

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  19. Wow...sounds spicy but I like the pineapple in it. Wonderful. Hope you're having a good week, Ramona.

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  20. Oh the things I would eat with this!

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  21. I'd never think to add pineapple to a curry dish, but it looks fantastic, Ramona! And I bet the sweetness of the fruit cuts the spice nicely. I would inhale this with SO MUCH NAAN. <3

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  22. What a great idea for a curry!!! I love pineapple fried rice and have been know to add pineapple to a chicken Thai curry, but have never made pineapple the star of the show. Great dish Ramona!!!!

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