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Sri Lankan chilli leek fry(vegetarian, vegan).

Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry.

 

A spicy vegetarian dish made in 20-minutes, It definitely adds a kick to your regular meals.

 

Here’s another Sri Lankan recipe using Leeks as the main ingredient you might want to try, unlike the previous recipe of leeks and potato curry, this dish is quite spicy and adds heat some of us need in our regular meals.

 

As usual, this dish 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?

tempered leeks curry(sri lankan)-islandsmile.org

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Here are three Sri Lankan menu plans where you can add a bowl of chilli leek 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.

 

Sri Lankan chilli leeks fry(vegetarian, vegan). 

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

Instructions

2-3 tablespoons of Oil

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

1 medium-sized onion finely sliced

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon chilli flecks

Salt to season

1 teaspoon of lime(optional)

Method

Wash and clean leeks, making sure you remove any sand or grit between the layers.

Slice the leek stalks thin and set aside.

Pour in oil in a pan and let it heat for a minute, add the slices of Onion, Turmeric and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add turmeric and combine with the onions, cook for 2-3 minutes until they 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, 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 LEEK FRY(VEGETARIAN, VEGAN)

SRI LANKAN CHILLI LEEKS FRY, A SPICY VEGETARIAN DISH MADE IN 20-MINUTES, IT DEFINITELY ADDS A KICK TO YOUR REGULAR MEALS.

2-3 tablespoons of Oil

1 medium-sized onion finely sliced

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

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

1/4 teaspoon chilli flecks

Salt to season

1 teaspoon of lime(optional)

Wash and clean leeks, making sure you remove any sand or grit between the layers.

Slice the leek stalks thin and set aside.

Pour in oil in a pan and let it heat for a minute, add the slices of Onion, Turmeric and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add turmeric and combine with the onions, cook for 2-3 minutes until they 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, 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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