A Guide To Make Sri Lankan Veg Curry
Sri Lankan veg curry, as the name itself implies, is an entirely vegetarian preparation. It is composed of several vegetables cooked in coconut milk and vegetable stock. The concoction of coconut milk mixed with a variety of vegetables, and Sri Lankan curry paste make this a delicious and savory dish. In addition, it is nutritious, full of fiber, and packed with the different flavors of vegetables and spices of curry paste. Let us look at the ingredients needed for this delicious recipe and then we will move on to the preparation part.
Ingredients for Sri Lankan Veg Curry Recipe
- Cubed Butternut Squash (200 grams)
- 1 Midsized Diced Red Onion
- 2 Sliced Green Chilies
- Cauliflower Florets (200 grams)
- Sliced Runner Beans (100 grams)
- Coconut Milk (400 grams)
- Vegetable Stock (250 ml)
- 5 Curry Leaves
- Black Mustard Seeds (1 Teaspoon)
- OrientAsian Sri Lankan Curry Paste(2 tablespoons)
- Vegetable Oil (5 Tablespoons)
- Salt as per taste
Preparation of Sri Lankan Curry
- Pour 3 tablespoons of oil into a heavy pan or wok. Put the flame to medium until the oil gets warm.
- Throw the chopped onions in and cook until they turn soft and golden.
- Now add the chopped green chilies to the mix and let it cook for 1 more minute.
- Add 2 ½ tablespoons of OrientAsian Sri Lankan Curry Paste. Keep stirring and mixing for 5 more minutes.
- Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable stock. Ensure Coconut milk is at room temperature. Let the mixture simmer.
- Add the butternut squash pieces and cook for 5 minutes more.
- Add the cauliflower florets next and cook for another 4 minutes.
- Now add the beans to the lot and cook until all the vegetables are tender. Turn off the heat.
- In the meantime, pour and heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a separate pan.
- When the oil is hot, throw the curry leaves and mustard seeds in.
- Fry them till they begin to frazzle and pop.
- Pour them over the Sri Lankan veg curry and serve with steamed or fried rice or with chapatis and nan’s.
So, this was the recipe for the Sri Lankan curry vegetarian. You can substitute vegetables as per the availability. Add okra, French beans, plantain, or potatoes for a variation in taste and flavor.