Do you sometimes long for an exotic culinary experience but do not wish to eat out? If so, turn to Thai cooking. It is not only simple to cook, it also utilises locally available ingredients. Thai cooking combines salty, sour, sweet and hot tastes in one dish, resulting in a sophisticated taste experience.
Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour
2 tbsp s sesame oil
11/2- cups beef, boiled, salted and cut into bite size pieces
2 white onions, finely diced
1 red chilli, chopped
2 tbsps dhania, chopped
1/4- roasted cashew nuts, roughly ground
1/4- cup lemon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 mango, diced
1 cup watermelon cubes
1 tomato to garnish
1. In a frying pan, add the sesame oil and beef and fry over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook until glassy. Add the chilli, dhania, cashew nuts and lemon juice. Mix well and cook over low heat for 7 to ten minutes.
2. Add the mango and water melon to the pan and mix. Remove from heat and set assemble while hot into the wraps. Garnish with tomato peel.
3 To Prepare The Wraps: Knead 2 cups of whole wheat flour with water for 2 minutes, or until combined into a soft dough. Roll into small, thin rotis. Fry lightly without any oil until golden brown.
1. Do not use ordinary chapatis to serve as wraps as they are often too thick.
2.You can vary the recipe by using shredded chicken in place of beef.
3. Thai cooking is often prepared by the stir-frying method, therefore it is useful to purchase a good quality wok.