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Traditional festive food on Christmas Day seems to be one of the most important things.
I’m often asked what we eat.
The challenge is that I’m not really bothered about festive foods. I’m not sure why they have become so important.
I like sprouts.
So many people don’t like sprouts but they have to have them on the day for traditions sake anyway.
I’ve heard many people say they don’t like turkey.
So many people don’t like turkey but they have to have it on the day for traditions sake anyway.
I’m not keen on Christmas pudding.
So many people don’t like Christmas pudding but they have to have it on the day for traditions sake anyway.
I don’t particularly like Christmas cake.
So many people don’t like Christmas cake but they have to have it on the day for traditions sake anyway.
Do you see a pattern?
One Christmas Day we had an amazing Sri Lankan curry feast. All the turkey eaters started off well but gradually, on our boat in the Indian Ocean, they sneaked over for a bite of our food.
There was plenty to share as it was. We had wonderful potato balls, beetroot curry, lentil croquettes and half a dozen other delicious things.
I even asked for the recipes at the end of our trip.
Here’s some links too.
Potato and Beetroot curry
1/4 cup coconut milk powder
200g peeled boiled potato
100g chopped fresh beetroot
1/2 litre coconut milk
2 large onions
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp saffron powder
1 tsp cumin powder
4 ramba leaves 4 curry leaves
1. Fry the garlic, onion and leaves in the oil for three mins high heat.
2. Reduce heat add spices for one min
3. Add coconut milk
4. Add beetroot and cook on low heat for 15 mins
5. Add potato
6. Add 1 cup =3/4 water 1/4 milk powder
7. Cook five mins
8. Add salt if needed
I had to search for some of the other elements but found this link.
And then I found this great Sri Lankan wordpress blog with lots of temptation on it.
(Found this photo on milehimama)
My purple sprout plants.
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