Leeks Mirisata - Fried Leeks With Chilli


6 midium size leeks
1/4 cups oil
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoon pounded Maldive fish
1 teaspoon salt

Wash leeks very well, taking care to remove all sand and grit. Discard any tough or withered leaves but use the green portions as well. With a sharp knife slice very thinly. When slicing the leaves make a tight bundle and hold firmly. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the leeks. Fry, stirring, for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The leeks will reduce considerably in volume. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates and leeks have an oily appear.ance. Serve as an accompaniment to a rice meal.