Friday, November 8, 2013
I have heard of Goraka or Abihi in our local language ,a sour dried up fruit which is used as a souring agent in Asian cuisine, but I have never seen or cooked with it. I knew it was used in Sri Lankan cooking but during the last Ramadan month I learnt it was also used in our local cooking as well.
It has a rather strong sour taste a bit different from tamarind.Its usually added straight away into curry or soaked in hot water to soften and then pound to a paste and used to make a marinade or curry paste.
I bought a small packet of Goraka to try this curry recipe I saw on one of the local channels . I had to buy it from a local medicine shop, something like a local medicine man shop as its not usually sold in regular shops. I think you can try shop that specializes in Asian foods.
For more information click here. Will posting the recipe soon :) . Have a nice week end !!