Friday, July 11, 2008

Leeks Mirisata (Fried Leeks With Chilli)

  • 6 midium size leeks
  • 1/4 cups oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon pounded Maldive fish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Wash leeks very well, taking care to remove all sand and grit.
  • Discard any tough or withered leaves but use the green portions as well.
  • With a sharp knife slice very thinly.
  • When slicing the leaves make a tight bundle and hold firmly.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the leeks.
  • Fry, stirring, for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • The leeks will reduce considerably in volume. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates and leeks have an oily appearance.
  • Serve as an accompaniment to a rice meal.

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