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Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry(sauteed leeks)

Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry.

A leek recipe that is a spicya nd made in 20-minutes, this chilli leeks fry also know as “leeks theldala”in sinhalese definitely adds a kick to your regular meals.

Using Leeks as the main ingredient, some onions and red chilli flake of this leeks stir-fry is quite spicy, making a favorite vegetarian and vegan side dish.

As usual, the Sri Lankan chilli leek fry is not complicated but a very basic dish that comes together in a skillet.

You can certainly put a spin on it with your own add ons.

If you are thinking of a Sri Lankan meal, for example, dried sprats, dried shrimp and Maldive fish certainly would work great with this chilli leek fry.

Though I haven’t tried, why not experiment with your favorite meatballs or chicken strips with the following dish?

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 3 Sri Lankan meal plans to serve chilli leeks stir-fry.

The following Sri Lankan menus incorporating chilli leek fry are a few ways I would serve a meal but if you have better ideas please let me know so I can add them here.

If you plan to cook any of the meals mentioned here, you can find each of the individual recipes by using the search box on the sidebar.

  • 1/ rice, chicken curry, dhal, Poppadums, chilli leek curry and an onion and tomato sambol.
  • 2/rice, Fish curry, Potato curry, cucumber salad, chilli leek fry.
  • 3/ rice, beef curry, pumpkin curry, Coconut sambol, chilli leek fry.

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 Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry

(vegetarian, vegan).

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

Instructions

3-4 leek stalks washed, cleaned and cut into slices

2-3 tablespoons of Oil

1 medium-sized onion finely sliced

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon chilli flecks(add more if you need the leek fry to be spicy)

Salt to season

1 teaspoon of lime(optional)

Method

Wash and clean leeks(3-4 leek stalks) making sure you remove any sand or grit between the layers.

Slice the leek stalks thin and set aside.

Have all the ingredients needed to make the curried leeks.

ingredients to make leeks curry.

Pour in oil(3-4 tbsp) in a pan and let it heat for a minute.

Add the slices of onion(1 medium), turmeric(1/4 tsp)and sauté for 3 minutes.

Cook the onions turn translucent.

Once the onions are cooked, add the sliced leeks, cook for five minutes over low heat until the leeks wilt.

Mix the leeks with the ingredients in the pan until they are well incorporated. 

Let the leeks turn slightly soft, add the chilli flecks(1/4 tsp), season with salt and cook for a few minutes over low heat. check for seasoning.

Adding a bit of tang with a squeeze of lime will also help enhance flavors if this is your preference.

Serve with warm rice and other Sri Lankan dishes you prefer.

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Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry(vegetarian, vegan).

Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry(vegetarian, vegan).

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry.

A leek recipe that is a spicyand made in 20-minutes, this chilli leeks fry also know as “leeks theldala”in sinhalese definitely adds a kick to your regular meals.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 leek stalks washed, cleaned and cut into slices
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion finely sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flecks(add more if you need the leek fry to be spicy)
  • Salt to season
  • 1 teaspoon of lime(optional)

Instructions

Wash and clean leeks(3-4 leek stalks) making sure you remove any sand or grit between the layers.

Slice the leek stalks thin and set aside.

Have all the ingredients needed to make the curried leeks.

Pour in oil(3-4 tbsp) in a pan and let it heat for a minute.

Add the slices of onion(1 medium), turmeric(1/4 tsp)and sauté for 3 minutes.

Cook the onions turn translucent.

Once the onions are cooked, add the sliced leeks, cook for five minutes over low heat until the leeks wilt.

Mix the leeks with the ingredients in the pan until they are well incorporated. 

Let the leeks turn slightly soft, add the chilli flecks(1/4 tsp), season with salt and cook for a few minutes over low heat. check for seasoning.

Adding a bit of tang with a squeeze of lime will also help enhance flavors if this is your preference.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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