It is hot .But as Sri Lankans we always like to eat spicy & hot food.So chili pastes add some extra taste to our food.


One method of having chili is as ‘Deep fried dry Chili’

Deep Fried Dry Chili

Deep fried chili is matching with rice & curry.


Sri Lankan style Chili Paste or ‘Lunu Miris’ always match with Roti & Milk rice.

Lunu Miris



Lunu Miris (Sri Lankan Chili Paste)



INGREDIENTS:
2 medium onions – sliced
4 tablespoons Maldive fish
2 tablespoons red dry chili pieces
1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt – to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients except lime & grind well.
Then add lime juice.
Taste for salt
Following is a method of preparing chili paste with fresh red chili.

Chili Paste with fresh red chili
Ingredients :
  1 Lime (and zest)
 1 fresh red chili, or more to taste
 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Instructions :
Grind all together for a fine paste

Chili Paste with Shimp
Ingredients :
§  2 tea spoon chili pieces, or more to taste
§  1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
§  2 tea spoon dry shrimps
§  1 tea spoon oil
§  1 tea spoon sugar
§  1 tea spoon Ginger/garlic paste
§  1 tbl spoon Tomato sause
Instructions :
Grind shrimp for a fine paste
Heat oil ,Add garlic/ginger paste.
Whe it is fried,add shrimp paste.Then Chill pieces.& mix well.
When the colour turns in to brown,Add sugar & salt.
Finally add tomato sause & remove from heat.
This chili paste is fine with fried rice.

Chili Paste with Dry Chili
Ingredients :
§  1 Lime (and zest)
§  2 tea spoon chili pieces, or more to taste
§  1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Instructions :
Grind all together for a fine paste.Lime zest will give an additional taste.
Chili Paste for Fried rice

Recipe: Chili Paste
Ingredients :
§  2 tea spoon chili pieces, or more to taste
§  1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
§  2 tea spoon dry shrimps
§  1 tea spoon oil
§  1 tea spoon sugar
§  1 tea spoon Ginger/garlic paste
§  1 tbl spoon Tomato sause
Instructions :
Grind shrimp for a fine paste
Heat oil ,Add garlic/ginger paste.
Whe it is fried,add shrimp paste.Then Chill pieces.& mix well.
When the colour turns in to brown,Add sugar & salt.
Finally add tomato sause & remove from heat.
This chili paste is fine with fried rice.