Showing posts with label Curry/Stew/Vegan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curry/Stew/Vegan. Show all posts

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Thumba Kariwila Stir-fry / Spiny Gourd

Sri Lankan Recipe - Thumba Kariwila Stir-fry / Spiny Gourd
Sri Lankan recipes-Spiny Gourd stir fry-Diabetic friendly

Thumba Kariwila is a type of bitter gourd which has numerous health benefits. Also known as Kantola or Spiny Gourd, this vegetable gives delicious dishes once cooked. Earlier I shared a recipe on how to cook Thumba Kariwila as a curry in Sri Lankan style. Today recipe is about a stir fry with this spiny gourds/Thumba Kariwila.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Sri Lankan Cauliflower Curry (Mild Spicy)

Sri Lankan Cauliflower Curry (Mild Spicy)


Cauliflower curry is popular at my home and I cook it frequently. Anyway I use few different methods to cook Cauliflower and this is one of the methods. In this cauliflower curry I use green chili and therefore the curry is not much spicy. Also appearance is yellowish with the creamy appearance of coconut milk.I don’t use thin coconut milk as of many Sri Lankan recipes, instead I cook this curry in thick coconut milk till the gravy becomes dry.
This curry well goes with rice or even with roti. Try this curry, also don’t forget to check this Cauliflower curry, which is bit spicy.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Sri Lankan Drumstick Curry (Murunga Curry)




Sri Lankan Drumstick Curry (Murunga Curry)

Drumstick curry /(Murunga Curry) is another popular curry from Sri Lanka. Usually I cook this at home specially when we need a mild spicy curry. Here I share a mild spicy version of Drumstick curry which is cooked with green chili. It is mild spicy due to use of green chili and appearance is bit pale than with red chili powder. On the other way, eating drumstick is quiet enjoyable because we have to eat the flesh inside and need to remove the skin part. Those who love Drumsticks (murunga) will agree with me.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sri Lankan Green Beans Fry / Bonchi thel dala



Sri Lankan Green Beans Fry
Sri Lankan Green Beans Fry Recipe
Sri Lankan Green Beans Fry-Bonchi thel dala

This is a quick & easy green beans recipe from Sri Lankan Cuisine. We don’t use coconut milk here as of most of other Sri Lankan recipes. We like this as a side dish & well goes with plain rice. If you check this Green Beans Curry recipe, the steps are more similar to this dish, but finally we add coconut milk to make it as a curry. Sometimes it is interesting to see how the flavor is different from each dish only by changing an ingredient.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry / Bonchi Themparaduwa

බෝංචි තෙම්පරාදුව
Green Beans curry or commonly called as Bonchi curry is another tasty vegetable dish from Sri Lanka. We have few different recipes for Green Beans. This is a bit spicy way of cooking green beans. We like this Bonchi curry to eat with plain rice together with some other curry and sides.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hot & Spicy Treats #1 - Roundup




Thanks dear all  who linked up with the event. I could see a good number of spicy treats from many cuisines. Here is the roundup with few featured posts according to most viewed by others.
Please grab the badge below if you have been featured.

Featured posts are,



Pepper chicken with gravy



Potato Green Gram Dal


Spicy Lamb Curry



Kollu Rasam






Hope to see your participation this month too.

This month theme- Festive Food

Details - Here

Below are the all linked spicy treats.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry (Parippu Curry)

 


Actually I don’t like to eat dhal curry much. But I love to cook it. In Sri Lanka almost all people like this curry even everyday. It is same with my husband too. Sometimes I fed up by seen this everyday, but this is something I can cook without thinking other’s preferences. Also this is a must have curry in any festive/special occasion.
We have few different methods of cooking dhal curry. Here I am going to share one method of cooking dhal in Sri Lanka.


Ingredients:

1 cup dhal
1/2onion sliced
1 tsp red chili powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp raw curry powder
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup thin coconut milk

For Seasoning

2 tbspn oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dried red chili
Sliced ½ onion
Few curry leaves

Method

Wash dhal properly few times.
Add all the spices together with, onion, rampa & curry leaves.
Mix all & add thin coconut milk & allow to cook in medium flame.


Once dhal is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer few minutes. & remove from the flame.

Same time heat another pan & add oil. Once oil is hot, add the ingredients under seasoning. Once onions are tender & golden brown; add this mix to dhal curry & mix well.

Serve & enjoy!!


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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bottle Gourd Curry



I have seen Bottle Gourd in Indian stores, but I haven’t tried to cook it before as I am not very familiar with how to cook it.I am not sure whether we have this veggie in Sri Lanka or not because I cannot remember any day I have seen it. But we have bit similar veggie to this.

These days I am in a process to introduce/find some new vegetables to our meal as I am fed up with cooking same vegetables every day. Here we cannot find most of vegetables we cook in Sri Lanka, so we have to stick with some of few vegetables every day.
I bought Bottle Gourd without knowing how to cook it expecting to search for a recipe. But last week I was very busy with some assignments (oh I have started my higher studies :) ),so couldn’t find time to  search a recipe.
I just tried it with the same procedure I followed to cook cucumber curry,& I found it was tasty.

Here is my recipe:
  
Ingredients:

1/2 of a  medium size Bottle Gourd
1 onion sliced
1-2 dry red chili  crushed into pieces
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2-3 tbspn cooking oil

Method

Peel Bottle Gourd, remove the seeds & cut into small pieces.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once oil is heated.
Once it is popping up, add onion,crushed chili and curry leaves & pandan leaf.
Sauté for few seconds until onions are tender & releasing good fragrance.
Then add Bottle Gourd & mix well.
Add all the other spices .Mix all together, cover with a lid, allow to cook in medium flame.
Add some water if required.
Once it is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.
Serve & enjoy!!



Linking with my event Hot & Spicy Treats -Curry/Stew


Linked with Veggie/Fruit a Month-Bottle Gourd started  By Priya



Thursday, 12 January 2012

Spicy Cucumber Curry




Few days ago, I shared a recipe of cucumber as a curry, but it is a mild spicy curry. Here is another way we cook cucumber in Sri Lanka.
  
Ingredients:

1 medium size cucumber
1 onion sliced
1-2 dry red chili  crushed into pieces
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2-3 tbspn cooking oil

Method

Peel cucumber, remove the seeds & cut into pieces.(about 1 inch).Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once oil is heated.
Once it is popping up, add onion,crushed chili and curry leaves & pandan leaf.
Sauté for few seconds until onions are tender & releasing good fragrance.
Then add cucumber & mix well.
Add all the other spices .Mix all together, cover with a lid, allow to cook in medium flame.
Once cucumber is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.
Serve & enjoy!!


Linking with my event Hot & Spicy Treats -Curry/Stew

Linked with Veggie/Fruit a Month-Cucumber started  By Priya

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Cucumber Curry

 
We often use cucumber in salads, but here is a recipe from Sri Lanka to cook it as a curry. This cucumber curry is not very spicy & good with rice & other curries.


Ingredients:

1 medium size cucumber
2-3 green chili sliced lengthwise
1 onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup thin coconut milk
2-3 cloves garlic
3 tbspn grated fresh coconut
½ tsp pepper powder


Method

Peel cucumber, remove the seeds & cut into pieces.(about 1 inch)
Add all the spices together with green chili, onion,rampa & curry leaves.
Mix all & add thin coconut milk & allow to cook in medium flame.

Meanwhile grind garlic, fresh grated coconut & pepper together into a paste.

Once cucumber is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Then add grinded coconut, garlic & pepper paste on to it & mix well. This paste will make the gravy thicker.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.
Serve & enjoy!!

 

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Potato curry




This potato curry is delicious with rice or any type of roti. Also it is easy to prepare within few minutes. I use the steamer tray of rice cooker to boil potatoes & it saves time for me.

Ingredients (3-4 servings)

2 medium sized potato
1 tomato sliced
1 onion sliced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbs raw curry powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon stick
Curry leaves
Piece of a pandan leaf (rampe)
Oil
Thick coconut milk ½ cup
Salt to taste

Method

First boil potatoes.Peel them & cut into pieces.
Then mix all spice powders with potato & keep aside.

Heat about 2-3 tbspn oil in a pan.
When it is hot, add mustard seeds.
When it is pop out, add onion.
Once onions are tender, add the potato mix & mix well.
Then add tomato & curry leaves/rampe. Mix well.
Cover & cook for few minutes.
When all tomato pieces have become soft & look as a sauce, add thick coconut milk.
Adjust salt to taste. Allow for simmer few minutes in low flame.
If you want more gravy, add some water or if you do not like, make the gravy to dry.
Enjoy!!!

 
 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Sri Lankan Cashew and Green Peas Curry

 

Cashew & Green pea curry is a delicious dish from Sri Lanka & it is a must have curry in a festive table.

Here is my try of making it.



Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)

Cashew 1 cup (soaked for about 1 hr)
Green peas ½ cup (soaked for few hours)
1 green chili sliced lengthwise
1 onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1-2 tbspn cooking oil
1 cup thick coconut milk


Method

For the recipe we need soaked cashew & green peas.
Tip: add about ½ tsp baking powder to the water when soaking. Cashew, peas will be softer.
After soaking, wash cashew & peas & keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan.
Once it is hot,add mustard seeds.
When it is pop up,add onion & curry leaves. Sauté for few seconds until onion become tender.
Then add cashew & green peas together with other spices.
Mix well.
Add about 1 cup water & allow cooking. Add some water if required.
Once it is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.Allow to simmer.
Adjust salt to taste.
Off the flame once coconut milk start to boil.
Serve with rice & other curries.


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Monday, 5 December 2011

Sri Lankan Grated Carrot Salad with Lettuce & Tomatoes

How to make carrot sambal

In Sri Lankan Cuisine we have a quite number of recipes to eat fresh veggie & fruits. This grated carrot salad aka carrot sambal is also a popular Sri Lankan dish. It is very easy to make & simple.Just grate fresh carrot,mix it with sliced onion,green chili and fresh coconut.Adjust salt and pepper together with lime juice.You'll have a delicious Sri Lankan style carrot salad/carrot sambal.

This is one of favourite dishes at our home.As it is healthy and also tasty,I frequently make this salad.This time,I used some lettuce, cherry tomatoes & grapes to garnish this salad.

Sri Lankan Grated Carrot Salad


Here is the recipe for carrot sambal/Carrot salad.

Ingredients (For 2-3 servings)

For the salad
1 large size carrot
1-2 green chilies sliced
1 onion sliced
Salt & pepper according to taste
Juice of a half lime or according to taste
½ cup of fresh grated coconut.

For Garnishing
Lettuce
Few cherry tomatoes (can use tomato slices instead)
Few grapes

Method:
Wash, peel & grate carrot.
It is better to mix the salad just before the meal.
Add green chilies, sliced onion, salt, pepper & grated coconut to it.
Add the lime juice & mix well.
Check for salt & pepper & adjust if required.
Now the basic carrot salad is ready to serve.

How to make Sri Lankan carrot sambal
How to make carrot sambal

As this is Christmas season, I thought of garnishing it with Christmas theme. I used a leaf of lettuce as a Christmas tree on the middle of the dish.
Then decorated with cherry tomatoes & grapes.

Sri Lankan salads

Oops this was a quick dish during last weekend. Do you see the Christmas tree? :)

Anyway this is a suitable dish for any festive Sri Lankan lunch or when few guests visit home. (With other dishes)

So I am going to share this with few ongoing events.

Flavours of Sri Lanka originated @Simply Food

Lets cook for Christmas- Red & Green

Christmas Delicacy

Jingle all the way


Monday, 28 November 2011

Split Mung Beans Curry/stew

 


I am not sure about how to make raw split mung beans at home. My mother in law prepares some split beans for me when I visit Sri Lanka & it is enough to cook for few months.


Anyway recently I bought a packet of split bean from a store & here is my recipe of how to cook it as a curry.

Ingredients

Split mung beans 1 cup
1 onion sliced
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp fenugreek seed
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 cup of thick coconut milk

Method

Before cooking, heat a pan & roast dry split beans. Then add it into water & allow to soak for about 1 hr.

After soaking, wash split bean & drain from water. Add to the cooking pot.
Mix all ingredients above other than coconut milk.
Add about a cup of water & allow cooking. Add some more water if needed.
Once the split bean is cooked, add thick coconut milk.
Taste for salt.
Once coconut milk starts to boil, remove from the flame.
Serve with rice & other curries.

(This day we were in hunger & couldnt wait for pictures :) ,just clicked one picture)



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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ash Plantain Fry


In Sri Lanka we have a variety of plantain called ‘Ash Plantain’.We use that one for cooking. Even we use  the skin of it as a stir fry.
Here in Singapore,I cannot find the same variety, but I cook same dishes using another type of raw banana found here.
This Ash Plantain fry is a very simple dish & matching with rice & curry.
Ingredients:
Few ash Plantain
Salt
Turmeric powder 1 tspn
Oil to fry

Method:
Peel the ash plantain & slice it.
Mix with turmeric powder & salt.

Deep fry until golden brown.
Serve & enjoy.


This is a so easy simple recipe & is one of must have dishes in Sri Lankan tasty dish,Lampraise.