garudhiya , muguriha or kirugardhiya and sometimes he can be quite adventurous and eat egg curry. Sometimes I like to serve just rice, like a one pot , like the maldivian masbai or biryani or even fried rice. Last week end I decided to make what some people would call a kedgree. I saw Nigella lawson make this rice on one of her shows using poached salmon.
I had some kaffir lime leaves stashed up somewhere in my freezer , so I used some of it, I love the lemony taste of it when its added and also the addition of lemon zest. So here is my version of Nigella's asian spiced Kedgree.
for 2-3 people you will need:
1 cup basmathi rice , washed and soaked in water for about 10 minutes
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon full ( not level tsp )curry powder ( I used maldivian roasted curry powder, you can even use as the original recipe by adding just cumin and coriander powder)
1 -2 kaffir lime leaves
1/2 tsp tumeric ( approximate ,as some tumeric powders tend to be stronger than others)
a big pinch of grated lemon or lime zest
A handful of green beans, blanched in boiling hot water
Half a can of chunky tuna or use a small can of tuna( those single serving cans )
2 hardboiled eggs, shelled and cut into quarters
2 cups ( or maybe another 1/4 cup more) chicken or vegetable stock or just plain water
A big handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
A tablespoon of butter and a little oil
1/4 lemon or 1/2 a lime
1. Heat a non stick pan or a wok , then add about alittle oil and the knob of butter , add the onion and saute' till the onion becomes soft, and translucent.
2. Add the curry powder and tumeric and saute' for another 1 minutes to release their aroma and then add the rice and stir to coat your rice with the spice mixture.
3. Stir in tuna , lime leaves, and stock / water. cook over a medium heat till the water is absorbed and the rice cooked through, add a little more water if its still undercooked. Reduce heat once water on top is absorbed, cook 1-2 minutes then switch off , keep half covered for about 5- 10 minutes, then stir in coriander leaves beans and hardboiled eggs. Squeeze your lime or lemon juice before serving.