Stir Fried Long Beans With Fried Sprats මෑ කරල්-හාල් මැස්සෝ බැදුම

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It’s a cold, grey day for me. Fall weather usually makes me excited, but today, it’s more of a lazy day. On days like this, I really feel like eating spicy, chewy food. So, I thought of making stir fried long beans with dried sprats. It will consume more time than we usually take to make Sri Lankan stir fried vegetable dishes, but it worth the hard work. The taste of this side dish is so good, you will definitely go for another spoon full of steamed rice.

Ingredients

  • 300 g of long beans- cut in to 1 inch size pieces
  • 100 g of dried sprats
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 3 garlic cloves- chopped in to small pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 cardamom
  • Some curry leaves
  • 1 tsp of dried red chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime to taste
  • Cooking oil

Method

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Fry the dried sprats and leave them aside. Now, in another pan, stir fry dried red chillies under medium heat and keep them aside. Keep in mind that you don’t want to deep fry the dried red chillies because the dish won’t taste the same if you do so. Now, in the same pan, stir fry curry leaves, cardamoms, cinnamon stick and chopped garlic. After 20 seconds, add onions and stir fry until they are light golden brown. Now, add the long beans and red chilli flakes and mix thoroughly with onions and other ingredients in the pan. Let the long beans cook. Add the fried sprats and stir fried dried red chillies to the mixture and mix well. Taste the mixture to see whether it has salty taste already. I am saying this because some dried sprats are quite salty and you don’t have to add salt at all to the dish. It really depends on how salty are your dried sprats. So, adjust the salt and to finish off, squeeze some lime and turn off the heat. Mix thoroughl

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