Category: Main Dish

Devilled Chicken Sri Lankan Style

Easy Devilled Chicken Sri Lankan Style

Introducing: The Chicken Devil Devilled chicken is more commonly referred to as “chicken devil” or “chicken devel”in Sri Lanka. Whenever I hear the term devil chicken I think of something like this: But of course “devilled” is just a way to describe food that is cooked with hot seasoning. Devilled...

Sri Lankan Fried Rice

How to Make Fried Rice

How to Make Fried Rice Like a Sri Lankan This is the recipe for fried rice, here you can read the devilled chicken recipe, which is the second part of this meal. Note: I wrote this post as an entry into a contest hosted by my favorite Italian food blog, In Cucina...

Sri Lankan Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk (Isso Kirata)

An Amazing Sri Lankan Seafood Recipe I’ve been getting many requests for a Sri Lankan prawn curry recipe ever since I posted my isso thel dala (spicy stir-fried shrimps) recipe a while back. And really, what is a Sri Lankan food blog without a recipe for prawn curry? It’s one...

Harak Mas Kariya

Beef Curry (Harak Mas Karyia)

Sri Lankan Beef Curry with an Extra-Rich Taste Much Easier than it Looks Sri Lankan beef curry (harak mas kariya or හරක් මස් කරිය in Sinhala) is one of those typical Sri Lankan recipes that look complicated at first, but are actually quite easy to execute. The list of ingredients is...

Sri Lankan Fish Curry

Fish Curry with Coconut Milk

One of Sri Lanka’s Most Famous Dishes Made Simple Malu Kariya (මාළු කරිය) – Authentic Sri Lankan Fish Curry Sri Lanka is famous for its curry dishes and it’s many kinds of fishes. It’s no surprise that one of the most popular foods out of Sri Lanka combines these two...

Spicy Shrimps (Isso Thel Dala)

Spicy Shrimps – Isso Thel Dala

A Super Spicy Sri Lankan Seafood Recipe Isso Thel Dala – “Devilled” in Every Sense of the Word Seafood is plentyful in Sri Lanka, which shouldn’t surprise you, as Sri Lanka is surrounded by water. Shrimps, crab and various fishes are very popular on the island and are cooked in...

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry (Kukul Mas Kariya)

The Quintessence of Sri Lankan Cuisine Sri Lankan chicken curry (kukul mas kariya or කුකුල් මස් කරිය in Sinhala) is one of the most characteristic dishes of the island. For some people, chicken curry is synonymous with Sri Lankan cuisine. I hope that reading this blog will clear up that...

Sri Lankan Pork Curry

Pork Curry (Uru Mas Kariya)

Uru Mas Kariya – A Rare but Delicious Sri Lankan Dish Two Kinds of Pork Curry People have asked me why Indians and Sri Lankans eat so much curry. It’s quite simple, actually. Curries can be prepared in nearly unlimited ways. We make curries out of neary everything: meat, fish,...

Creamy Curried Meatballs

Spicy Curried Meatballs (Mas Bola Kariya)

How do you Say Curried Meatballs in Sri Lanka? Mas Bola Kariya (not Mas Panduva) I have a non Sri Lankan friend who just loves Sri Lankan food. Sometimes she’ll find an obscure Sri Lankan recipe and excitedly asks if I know how to make it. Not too long ago...

fried couscous

Fried and Mixed Couscous

Sri Lanka Meets the Middle East A Sri Lankan Couscous Recipe Most of the recipes I’ve posted can be considered traditional Sri Lankan recipes. With today’s recipe I’m straying a bit from the traditional recipes. I’ve lived in Middle Eastern countries for almost ten years and many of my recipes...

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