Friday, January 22, 2016

Rihaakuru Dhiya

Rihaakuru dhiya is a very simple salty, spicy, creamy liquid mixture made to eat with rice or boiled taro or boiled unripe banana, breadfruit with grated coconut. It's eaten for lunch or dinner. Already rihaakuru is explained in the internet so I won’t go for an explanation about it. Traditional way of making Rihaakuru dhiya is by crushing sliced onion, chillies, curry leaves with lime juice and salt using finger tips and then adding all other ingredients accept dried fish. Dried fish is just my combination. It brings a different taste which I love. Using a food processor will make the entire flavor’s mix well. So here is my way of making Rihaakuru Dhiya.

4 cups fresh thick coconut milk
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp good quality rihaakuru (thick fish paste)
1 pkt dried fish (optional)
1 medium onion (chopped)
4 dry roasted dry red chillies
1/2 of fresh chilly (githeyomirus)
Juice of 1 big lime
6 curry leaves
11/2 tsp salt

1_ In a food processor or grinder add onion, dried chilly, fresh chilly (chillies depends on how spicy you want it), curry leaves and dried fish, process until all the dried fish is in very small bits. Into this add half cup coconut milk, rihaakuru and lime juice, again process for one minute.
2_ Add this processed coconut milk into the rest of coconut milk and mix. Taste and adjust salt. Serve with rice or boiled taro or breadfruit and grated fresh coconut, smoked fish and a table spoon of home made lonumirus.