Annasi (pineapple curry)

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Fresh pineapple
25 grams Onion
2 Fresh chillies
50 grams Ghee sprig curry leaves
½ Stem lemon grass
1 teaspoon Chilli powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
½ teaspoon Powdered mustard seeds
½ teaspoon Tuimeric
¼ teaspoon Salt
200 millilitres Coconut milk
½ teaspoon Fennel

Cut the pineapple in half lengthways, scoop out the flesh and cut into cubes. Retain the half pineapple shells. Chop the onion and finely slice the chillies Heat the ghee and fry the onion together with the curry leaves and lemon grass. Add the chilli powder paprika powder, mustard, turmeric, salt and pine apple pieces and cook for a few minutes until the pineapple is soft. Remove from the heat and pour in the coconut milk. Sprinkle with the fennel and allow curry to simmer for a further 10 minutes. Serve in hollowed out pineapple shells, garnished with sliced chillies. From "A taste of Sri Lanka" by Indra Jayasekera, ISBN #962 224 010 0

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