This Soya Meat Curry is cooked using Raw Curry Powder. I usually cook soya meat at home as it is a good source of veggie protein. However I always buy plain soya chunks without the spice and flavor sachets. In that way I am sure it is a dish with no added MSG. Usually I buy few packs from Sri Lanka every time I visit which is enough for few months. One reason is that the chunks are smaller and therefore it is tastier.Anyway my main reason is that they are certified as GMO free products. (Not a Genetically modified food).Still in Singapore, I couldn’t find a Soya meat brand which claims as a non GMO product.(oh I can’t stay away from my habit of reading the whole label before purchasing anything :) )
Monday, 29 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
In this chicken recipe, I used raw curry powder and spices. So, the appearance is reddish brown. Check this Chicken Curry recipe which I used roasted curry powder and spices, which has a different taste and appearance. Make this curry with little bit gravy,so it will taste more.
If you like to try more easy chicken recipes,please check this post.
Monday, 22 July 2013
Cowpeas are one of the protein packed legumes which is delicious when cooked in different recipes. It is an inexpensive source of protein and popular in Sri Lanka in different recipes. In Sri Lanka, we commonly call this as ‘Kawpi’.One of the way we consume Kawpi is as breakfast. Here I am going to share another recipe which we cook Cowpea in thick coconut milk as a curry.
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Malu Miris or Banana Chili Peppers are a commonly used type of chili in Sri Lankan cooking. However we use this chili pepper as a vegetable though it is still spicy. This dish is cooked with Canned tuna and Banana Peppers.It is spicy,but goes well with plain rice.
Friday, 15 March 2013
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Knol Khol also known as Kohlrabi is a vegetable which we can easily find in Sri Lanka. We call it as Nokol (නෝකෝල් ).It is a vegetable rich in minerals and dietary fiber. In Sri Lankan Cooking, there are few different methods to cook Knol Khol. This recipe is for a simple and mild spicy Knol Khol curry.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Long Beans curry or commonly called as Ma Karal curry is another tasty vegetable dish from Sri Lanka. We have few different methods to cook Long Beans. This is a bit spicy way of cooking it. This Long Beans curry is great to eat with plain rice together with some other curry and sides.
Thursday, 3 January 2013
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.
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Kari Ayam is another chicken curry I tried from Malaysian cuisine. This recipe is well matching with Sri Lankan Chicken Recipes and the taste. In Kari Ayam, some sugar is added. But, this tastes much even without adding sugar. I found the way of cooking is slightly different from Sri Lankan Chicken recipes. Anyway,this chicken curry is best with rice or any breads.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Wattakka or Pumpkin is a veggie which we can cook in different style. This Wattakka Kalu Pol maluwa looks darker as we use roasted spices & coconut. For a Sri Lankan, I am sure this is one of the favourites. Wattakka can be cooked in a curry which gives an appearance of white or yellowish. That is a different recipe using green chilli. Some, they use oil and fry onion and red chili before adding pumpkin.But I do not use oil here as this recipe is loaded with coconut milk & grated coconut. Still this is tasty and I believe bit healthier than adding oil.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Nelum Ala or Lotus Root is one of our favourites when it is cooked as a curry.The name of it is enough for me to feel hungry!There are different methods to use ‘Nelum Ala’ in a spicy recipe. In Sri Lanka, Lotus Root is not much bigger. But lotus root which we can buy here are bit bigger in diameter. So, I cut them into small pieces to make the dish more delicious.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Bandakka or Lady Finger is a vegetable which has a watery taste. In Sri Lanka, we have different recipes with Bandakka (okra), however normally I cook another spicy dish if I cook bandakka. If not, it is difficult to match the taste of the meal. Few years ago I tasted Bandakka Salada in a buffet in a Sri Lankan restaurant. I cannot remember the exact location or name, anyway it was in Galle road between Kaluthara and Colombo. That was really tasty. After that day, Bandakka Salada included in my menu time to time. For this recipe, adjust salt, pepper & lime juice as per your taste. Then, I am sure you would love Sri Lankan Bandakka Salada much!
Friday, 7 December 2012
Bonchi Mallung? Actually I am not sure whether we cook Green Beans as mallung in Sri Lanka. Anyway I haven’t tasted any Bonchi Mallung when I was in Sri Lanka. Anyway this recipe is adapted from Kerala Green Bean Thoran Recipe. Kerala recipes are more similar to Sri Lankan recipes. Therefore it is very easy to adapt. This recipe is not exactly the same as Kerala Bean Thoran but I have adapted with Sri Lankan spices and taste. So, enjoy my Bonchi Mallung recipe.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Polos Curry or Polos Maluwa is a Sri Lankan spicy dish popular among most of people. Polos is the common Sri Lankan name for Baby Jackfruit. This is one of our favourites too. Polos Curry tastes good when cooked with a good amount of spices. Recently I could buy Polos & tried it at home.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Chicken Kapitan is another delicious Nyonya Food we could taste in our recent tour to Malacca/Malaysia. The Nyonya food, also known as Peranakan cuisine is found in Malaysia & Singapore.They are a mix of Chinese and Malay dishes. I found they are delicious with its extensive use of herbs and spices
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Seeni Sambola/Seeni Sambal is a Sri Lankan dish which is sweet & spicy. It is a sweet & spicy onion fry which well goes with Sri Lankan Kiribath or Sri Lankan Appa. Even Seeni Sambola is great with a slice of bread.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
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.
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Featured posts are,
Pepper chicken with gravy
Potato Green Gram Dal
Spicy Lamb Curry
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This month theme- Festive Food
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Below are the all linked spicy treats.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Thanks everybody who participated with the previous event. March is a start of many festivals among different traditions. Even in Sri Lanka, we celebrate our Sinhala & Hindu New Year during the month of April.
Therefore I thought of selecting the theme for this month as ‘Festive Food’.
I hope you will join this time too with Hot & spicy treats related with monthly theme.
Here are the Rules for the event.
1) Event duration 1st March– 31st March
2) This month theme –Festive Food. Any hot, sour, spicy treats are accepted (Curry,rice,pickles,snacks etc etc anything festive)
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4) A link to this event announcement is mandatory & usage of logo is highly appreciated.
5) Entries should be posted during the event period.Archieved entries can be linked if they are re-posted & updated with a link to this announcement.
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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.
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
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!!