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

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.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Simple Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry

Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry

This is a simple and easy Beetroot curry from Sri Lanka.I cook beetroot in this method when I am in a hurry to cook. When it is cooked in thick coconut milk as a dry curry, it tastes much and well goes with plain rice. I really like to add the leaves of the beet to the curry. But most of the time I can’t find beetroots with the leaves.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Easy Egg Salad

Easy Egg Salad

I usually add salads to our meal simply because; it is fresh, easy and healthy. Sometimes I add hard boiled eggs too. In this egg salad, I added hard boiled eggs to a tomato, onion and green chili mix.It was fine.Just keep in mind to not to overcook the eggs. Once overcooked, the yolk looks darker and tastes different. It is not appealing too.
When I want to hard boil eggs, I simply use the steamer part of the Rice Cooker and steam it when I cook rice. Once rice is cooked, I remove the steamer from the rice cooker and rinse the eggs under cool water. In this way I prevent eggs from overcooking. 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pol Sambola in a Traditional Sri Lankan Kitchen

Pol Sambola is one of the must try foods in Sri Lanka. It is spicy but well goes with many of Sri Lankan food. Actually it is a coconut relish prepared with chili and onion which is really easy to make in a modern kitchen. Just add everything in to an electric blender & grind till smooth! But, still,I like the traditional style of preparing of Pol Sambola. Even in a modern Sri Lankan kitchen, we have most of Sri Lankan traditional cooking equipment such as Grinding stone and mortar & Pestle.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Spicy Banana Pepper Stir-fry (Malu Miris Curry)

Malu Miris Curry

Banana peppers are one of our favourite vegetables. In Sri Lanka, we can easily buy Banana Peppers(aka Malu Miris),but here in Singapore, we always visit Little India to buy this capsicum type.I really like it as it adds some spicy taste to the meal making it real Sri Lankan.I cook it in different ways. Please check this stuffed Malu Miris, Tuna with Malu Miris and chicken with malu miris for some other similar recipes.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Pol Roti with Mung Beans Flour

In Sri Lankan cuisine,Pol Roti (Coconut Roti) plays an important role as an easy breakfast recipe. Even this is good for dinner. Earlier I shared the traditional Sri Lankan recipe for pol roti with step by step pictures. Please check that post for the step by step photos on how to make Sri Lankan Pol roti.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Colombo to Anuradhapura Road Trip

I was on a holiday in Sri Lanka. It was a sudden arrangement and even I didn’t get time to arrange few blog posts. Anyway, still I couldn’t share the memories from our December visit to Sri Lanka. We had a holiday in Sri Lanka during last December too. It was a nice time and we could visit few places while enjoying time with family and friends. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country to travel and there are lots of places to visit. Specialy,  historical and ancient places together with theme parks, sandy beaches and rain forests. There are lots of foods to try in Sri Lanka from fresh fruits to rice and curry to snacks.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Thumba Kariwila Curry-(Spiny Gourd)

Thumba Kariwila Curry

Do you cook this Bitter gourd type? We call it as ‘Thumba Kariwila’ in Sri Lanka. However, what we found in Sri Lanka is smaller in size. Sometimes we find this vegetable in Little India –Singapore, those are little bit bigger than the ones we find in Sri Lanka.I cook it with tomato and coconut milk. It is good in taste and well goes with plain rice and other sides.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Watalappan -A Sri Lankan Dessert

Watalappan -A Sri Lankan Dessert

Watalappan is an easy, sweet dessert from Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular desserts and has become one of the must have desserts in any special occasion including a wedding. Anyway, once searching for details, I found that this dessert has a Malay origin and the Sri Lankan Malay community calls it as ‘Sirikaya’.Kaya is something familiar for me here in Singapore. I’ve tried kaya toast which is toasted bread with kaya jam. So far I didn’t check what kaya is or how to make it. Interestingly, kaya is a jam made of coconut and egg. This watalappan pudding is also a result of coconut and egg steamed with jaggery.Sometimes it is interesting to know a bit of the history of food,isn't it?