In Sri Lanka, we have lot of popular street foods and deep fried dhal (parippu kadala) is one of popular snack among many. Usually we can buy these in a small paper bag for few rupees from street vendors. Usually these stalls sell different snacks made from different nuts and grains such as peanuts, chick peas and dhal.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
|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
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.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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, 25 March 2014
Here is another Sri Lankan style pumpkin curry. During my December holiday in Sri Lanka, my SIL’s mother cooked this pumpkin curry and it was really delicious. Actually it is another different taste and I asked her how she cooked. This is really simple and no much work to do. If you check this Mild spicy pumpkin curry or pumpkin kalu pol, you will see that the recipe require some ground coconut paste. In this recipe, we do not use grated coconut. Instead, we add mustard seeds paste.She simply cooked pumpkin with Sri Lankan raw curry powder and other spices.Finally added the mustard paste.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
We like Cauliflower in our daily cooking. But, I don’t like to cook Cauliflower as a curry always. I tried it as a spicy appetizer and came out very well. Actually I used Sri Lankan style Chicken devil recipe and substituted cauliflower instead of chicken. Also did some changes to spices. Final outcome was really good.
On the other way, Cauliflower is a vegetable which is good to add into regular diet because of its health benefits. Do you know, it is a very good source of vitamin C? I never thought! But found while reading some articles on Cauliflower healthy benefits and amazed to see it is a rich source for vitamin B & C.
Monday, 3 March 2014
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
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, 20 January 2014
I like these Veggie cups, because it is an easy & healthy appetizer. Also it suits as a vegetarian appetizer and good to prepare for a party or a small gathering. I used a mustard dip with colourful veggie cups; anyway the sauce can be changed as per the taste. Usually I prepare this for an evening as a healthy snack. Not only the vegetables mentioned in below recipe, I use some other veggies which can be eaten raw.
If it is a party or a gathering, I use small cups to keep the veggies as an individual serving cup, then it is easy to serve and it looks pretty!
Sunday, 24 November 2013
|Drumstick Curry (Sri Lankan Recipes)|
Drumstick Curry (Murunga Curry) I shared earlier is a simple Sri Lankan Curry recipe in thick coconut cream.In this recipe,I reduced the amount of thick coconut milk and instead added some thin grated coconut.Addition of grated coconut gave a rich and thick gravy which made this curry so special.
I hope you will enjoy this version of Drumstick curry (Murunga curry) in a Sri Lankan meal!
Monday, 7 October 2013
Mushrooms are one of our favourites in any dish. I usually use it in a Fried Rice or in my favourite cream of mushroom soup. Here I use it in a curry and well goes with rice or roti.I like this Mushroom curry much as it is a protein packed vegetarian dish.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry /Mild Spicy Wattakka Curry
|Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry|
This Pumpkin curry (wattakka curry) is one of our favourite Sri Lankan Recipes. It is mild spicy and cooked using green chili instead of red chili. Therefore the appearance is yellowish.I have shared another way of cooking pumpkin in a curry called Wattakka Kalu pol maluwa,which use all spices and coconut after roasting till brown.The gravy of this curry is so thick and creamy due to grated coconut. Use fresh peppercorn in coconut paste instead of pepper powder and see the aroma and taste of this Sri Lankan curry!
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
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.
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.
Monday, 18 February 2013
Gotukola sambola recipe
Gotu kola sambola/salad is a delicious and healthy dish from Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, we have a habit of adding at least one green for our meal. Most of the greens are eaten raw as sambola/salad. One of the popular green leaves among them is Gotu Kola.
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.
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!