Showing posts with label Sri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sri. Show all posts

Friday, 27 March 2015

Nelum Ala Kalu Pol (Lotus root Curry Sri Lankan Recipe)



Nelum Ala Kalu Pol (Lotus root Curry Sri Lankan Recipe)
Sri Lankan Recipe-Nelum Ala Kalu Pol

Though Sri Lankan Recipes are the most popular posts in Food Corner, I couldn’t share a Sri Lanka recipe for few weeks. Finally, today I am with a Sri Lankan recipe on how to cook lotus roots.(Nelum ala).I’ve shared a lotus root curry recipe earlier, but today recipe is on how to cook it with toasted coconut. In Sri Lanka, we call recipes with toasted coconut as kalu pol recipes. If you’ve checked, wattakka kalu pol maluwa is a popular recipe in Food Corner and of course it is a popular Sri Lankan dish at our home too.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Watercress stir fry in Sri Lankan Style

Watercress stir fry in Sri Lankan Style

Watercress stir fry in Sri Lankan Style

Watercress, another edible leaves I found here in Singapore is bit watery once cooked, and is like spinach. In Sri Lanka, I don’t have experience with this plant. Anyway, I tried few different recipes with watercress and this is the recipe finally we liked.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Glimpse of a Sri Lankan Home Garden

Cashew Tree

Whenever we visit Sri Lanka, I enjoy my time in the home garden. Not only flowers, there are some vegetables and fruits are there and we are lucky to enjoy some fresh fruits and vegetables during our stay there.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Can you Scrape Coconut for a Competition?

Can you Scrape Coconut for a Competition?These ladies can and they are from Sri Lanka!



Do you use coconut milk for your cooking? In Sri Lanka, most of our cooking is associated with coconut milk.We also use coconut oil and grated coconut. Usually we get coconut milk by scraping coconut. This freshly squeezed coconut milk is always delicious and that adds good aroma and taste for the Sri Lankan dishes.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Tofu Roti - A New Face to Sri Lankan Pol Roti



Tofu Roti - A New Face to Sri Lankan Pol Roti
Tofu Roti - A New Face to Sri Lankan Pol Roti


Tofu is a soy product which is often used as an alternative for meat specially by vegetarians. However considering the benefits of tofu, it is not only a favourite vegetarian food, but it is heavily consumed by most of the non-vegetarians too.

I tried tofu in different recipes, specially to get some Sri Lankan taste. Once I tried tofu in a curry and another time I used tofu in a salad. However, with its soft texture, finally I decided to try a recipe hiding tofu inside the ingredients. This tofu roti is a result of it.

Friday, 23 January 2015

How to Make Chili Powder

How to Make Chili Powder
Homemade Chili powder


Homemade Chili Powder is always the best for any spicy dish. We ,in Sri Lankan cuisine, use much chili powder. So I thought that it would be helpful if I share the chili powder recipe as we make it in Sri Lanka.

Red chili is an essential ingredient for Sri Lankan cooking. In a typical Sri Lankan kitchen, we use it as red dried chili, chili powder and as crushed chili flakes. Usually dried red chilies are used for tempering. Red chili powder is for curries and chili flakes are for stir fries.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Alu Kesel Mallung (Raw Banana with Grated Coconut)

Alu Kesel Mallung (Raw Banana with Grated Coconut)
Alu Kesel Mallung (Raw Banana with Grated Coconut)


In Sri Lanka we cook Ash Plantain (alu kesel) which is a type of banana. However, here in Singapore I still didn’t see ash plantain. Instead we are able to buy another type of raw banana from Indian shops.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sri Lankan Style Small Fish Curry

Sri Lankan Style Small Fish Curry


Small fish are a good source of protein and good for health if you eat non-veg food. On the other way, small fish are with lower mercury level. But, most don’t like to eat small fish because of the small bones. If you eat, you have to be more careful. Usually, I also prefer to deep fry small fish, but still I cook those in a curry.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Dhal Curry with Drumstick Leaves

Dhal Curry with Drumstick Leaves


Dhal curry (Parippu curry)is a popular Sri Lankan food and it is delicious with plain rice, roti or bread. The interesting thing is dhal is a good base for many different curries. By adding different ingredients to the same dhal curry, we can get different curries with different tastes.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sri Lankan Style Bitter Gourd Curry


Sri Lankan Style Bitter Gourd Curry

If you are looking for a Sri Lankan style diabetic recipes, add this bitter gourd recipe for your recipe list. However I used some oil for cooking bitter gourd. Therefore, this is not the healthiest recipe with bitter gourd.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Kiri Hodi- Basic Sri Lankan Curry with Coconut Milk


Kiri Hodi- Basic Sri Lankan Curry with Coconut Milk


If you are a Sri Lankan, I have a question for you. Do you like Kiri Hodi?

Hey, I don’t want you to frown at me. I know your answer is ‘Don’t ask stupid things. Who doesn’t; like ‘kiri hodi’ with string hoppers?’

If that’s the answer, I am so happy. Because the way I believe is correct. Although you said I am stupid to ask that funny question, I know I am right!!

Most Sri Lankans love this simple (but not really) curry! This is one of the basic recipes from Sri Lankan cooking. If you don’t know how to cook ‘kiri hodi’ properly, please learn it now, because in Sri Lanka, it is a shame if you can’t cook even a ‘kiri hodi’!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Devilled Prawns in Sri Lankan Style





Devilled is a preferred term for Sri Lankans when it refers to many Sri Lankan dishes. Be it chicken, fish or seafood, most Sri Lankans like to eat a devilled dish. The term indicates a really hot and spicy dish. Usually a devilled dish has a reddish appearance, but it is not from red chilly. Actually this red is from the tomato sauce use for the dish. A devilled dish always gives a mix of sweet, hot, spicy and a tangy taste. 

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, 15 September 2014

Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe

 
Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe



Thebu Kola also known as Costus Speciosus is commonly found in most areas of Sri Lanka. Parts of this plant are widely used in Ayurveda medicine. I’ve heard that the leaves of this plant are good for those on diabetic diet due to its ability of lowering the level of blood sugar. However, as of many other Sri Lankan houses, even in my home, this plant was treated as a beautiful plant in the garden.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style


Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style
 Chicken Dry Curry in Sri Lankan Style
I named this as Chicken Dry Curry because this is with less gravy. Another recipe developed in my Sri Lankan kitchen and I used a Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry recipe to develop this. In that recipe, pumpkin is cooked in toasted coconut.  Instead of pumpkin, I tried chicken. Actually it was a good experiment and the result is really good.
Today this recipe is published in Ainy Cooks. Ainy Cooks is a blog that I read from some time. Ainy was so nice to ask me for a post to share with her readers. I am really glad with this opportunity. While thanking Ainy for this wonderful opportunity; I’d like if you head over to her space and read the full recipe of Chicken Dry Curry with Grated Coconut

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Carrot Mallung (Carrot with Grated Coconut)

Carrot Mallung

Mallung is a popular Sri Lankan food which we cook greens with fresh grated coconut. Sri Lanka is a country with lot of coconut trees. Therefore, our Sri Lankan cooking is always partner with coconut based products either coconut cream, fresh coconut or even coconut oil.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Sri Lankan Chinese Rolls



Sri Lankan Chinese Rolls

Sri Lankan food is rich with different type of recipes and influenced by many other Asian foods. Chinese dishes take a great place. This is one of the Sri Lankan recipes influenced by Chinese cuisine. However, now this is purely Sri Lankan although these Chinese rolls have its roots to Spring rolls, which is a popular Chinese food.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Salted Fish Stir Fry (Karawala Baduma)

Salted Fish stir fry (Karawala Baduma)


This is one of the popular dishes at our home.In Sri Lanka we consume dried fish and it is easily available to buy. This dried fish stir fry is really good with coconut sambol and other curries together with plain rice.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)



 
Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)
Potato curry from Sri Lanka (Ala Hodi kirata)
This is one of the easy Potato curry recipes from Sri Lanka. Also known as ‘Ala hodi kirata’ or ‘Ala Kiri Hodi’.I usually like to cook this mild spicy potato curry with string hoppers as it is a perfect combination. I use green chilies for this curry and avoid curry powder, therefore the curry looks yellowish and tastes milkfish. On the other way, due to adding pre boiled potatoes, the gravy is creamy and thick.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sri Lankan Carrot Curry /Mild Spicy

Sri Lankan Carrot Curry /Mild Spicy
Sri Lankan Carrot Curry /carrot kirata


Do you like carrot? Of course, I like. However, usually I like to include carrot in a salad. But sometimes, I cook it as a curry. So, today recipe is a Sri Lankan carrot curry (aka Carrot kirata). In this curry, I cooked carrot with thick coconut milk using green chili. Therefore, the curry has a vibrant orange colour, which I really like. This curry is not so spicy due to addition of green chili instead of red chili powder. The way of cooking is really easy and good to prepare if you are in a hurry.