Coconut with Mixed Vegetables

6 cups of mixed vegetables
(whatever is available for instance you can use any of the following - carrots, snake beans, kau kau or sweet potato, zucchini, green or red peppers, eggplant, potatoes and peas)

  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 2 fresh small chillies, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh coconut cream,
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of oil

Boil a cup of water in a saucepan
Boil each vegetable separately in the same water
Ensure that each vegetable is lightly
cooked but still firm to bite
Use a little more water if it has evaporated
Do not throw away the water once you have cooked
the vegetables

Mix together all the ingredients
with the saved vegetable water
and bring to the boil. Add all the
vegetables and simmer gently for five minutes.
Serve with plain, boiled white or brown rice.

Kumu wantaim kokonas (kókuszos zöldségek), Pápua Új-Guinea

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