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

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.

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?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Caramel Pudding-Sri Lankan Style



Caramel Pudding-Sri Lankan Style
Caramel Pudding-Sri Lankan Style


Caramel Pudding is a very popular dessert in Sri Lanka. But, it is not purely Sri Lankan. This is an easy dessert popular among most people around the world. Even it has different names like cream Caramel, Caramel Flan, Custard Pudding or Caramel Pudding. I’ve seen a lot of recipes for Caramel Pudding. Most recipes require 5 eggs for the same ingredients and quantities. However, I used only 3 eggs, also I didn’t use water. For the custard, I added sugar, you can remove it if it is too sweet. Anyway I am not a big fan of sweet treats. Still I didn’t feel this pudding is too sweet. I really don’t like to try desserts when I feel that I have to wash a lot of utensils or when I am unsure of achieving the best appearance and taste. For the below recipe, I am sure even a kid can achieve a good tasting Caramel Pudding without much effort.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Konda Kavum recipe from Aunty Gunawathie



Konda Kavum recipe
Konda Kavum

Konda Kavum is one of the most popular traditional sweets from Sri Lanka. It needs some skill to cook konda kavum ,specially to cook Konda Kavum with a nice shape. This oil cake/kavum has a top part and it is said ‘konda’ (in Sinhala,konda means hair and this top part is similar to a bun of hair). Frankly, I am not very good with Sri Lankan traditional sweets. So far, I have tried Kokis and Mung Kavum , I could cook them better. Now I want to learn how to cook Konda Kavum. Wait, I have a plan to cook Konda Kavum for the New Year on April. We Sri Lankans celebrate New Year in April. Mostly it falls around 12-15 of April each year and this is a festival we enjoy much. All the traditional dishes get highest place on festive tables and Konda Kavum is one of those sweets.

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, 17 February 2014

Snake Gourd with Dhal Curry /Pathola Curry



Snake Gourd with Dhal Curry /Pathola Curry

I always cook Snake gourd without mixing any other veggie or legume. This time I tried snake gourd with dhal. Actually I saw many Indian recipes which cook snake gourd and dhal together and thought of give it a try.Anyway,I changed the Indian recipe to a Sri Lankan version. I added coconut milk and even spices are as per Sri Lankan cooking. This combination is really good and the curry came out well.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Sri Lankan Milk Toffee



Sri Lankan Milk Toffee
Milk Toffee (Kiri Toffee) is one of the Sri Lankan Sweets which is delicious and easy to cook. Anyway, I am not a big fan of sweet treats, so I am very lazy to cook those at home. With milk toffee, one of the big difficulties is to stir it until it is set and leave off from the fire when it reaches the correct consistency. Anyway as I remember, my mother used to make this for any special occasion without much complain.This time when she visited me, I proposed her to make Milk Toffee and this is what we did.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns




Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns

Kathurumurunga leaves (Sesbania grandiflora,Agati Leaves) are one of favourite greens at our home. I have a habit of cooking greens much frequently with other Sri Lankan dishes. This leaves has a bit bitter taste, but it goes well in a meal once served with other curries and plain rice.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Popular Chinese Dishes in Sri Lanka

Chinese dishes are popular among Sri Lankans.Here I gathered few popular recipes in Sri Lanka,namely Fried Rice,Chicken deviled,Vegetable Chop suey,Chili paste and Chinese Kankun stirfry.
Here are the recipes.
1)Chinese Fried Rice
Chinese Fried Rice is well popular among Sri Lankans,instead of seafood,try it with chicken,egg or vegetables for a different taste.

Chinese Fried Rice

Monday, 2 December 2013

Kathurumurunga Kola Mallum/Agati Leaves in Grated Coconut



Kathurumurunga Kola Mallum/Agati Leaves in Grated Coconut

Kola Mallum is one of popular ways to eat leafy greens. A Sri Lankan meal is not completed if there is no any green dish added. Kathurumurunga leaves (Sesbania grandiflora,Agati Leaves) is one of healthy green found in Sri Lanka and here is how it can be cooked as a mallum.